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Johnny Wactor Tragically Killed at 37

The ‘General Hospital’ actor, Johnny Wactor, was pronounced dead after an altercation stemming from a suspected robbery.

Actor Victim to Suspected Robbery

Johnny Wactor’s passing has shocked the entertainment industry. His untimely death has brought about mourning for his life and promising acting career.   


Wactor lost his life early Saturday morning after an incident that Officer Jader Chaves, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, describes as an attempted robbery. There are believed to be 3 assailants, but the investigation remains ongoing with no named suspects and no arrests at this time. Scarlett Wactor, the mother, was the first to confirm the passing to TMZ, adding her hopes that those responsible are found quickly. Wactor is mostly known for his multi-season appearance on the show General Hospital, in which he portrayed the popularized character Brandon Corbin.   

Wactor’s Life and Career 

Johnny was born in Summerville, SC, and is survived by his mother and 3 younger brothers. His interest in acting began during his role in a church play and continued through college, graduating from the College of Charleston in 2009. Upon his graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he would begin his professional career in acting.

Aside from his work in General Hospital, Wactor also appeared in Siberia for 11 episodes, Westworld, Barbee Rehab, and the new feature film Dead Talk Tales: Volume I. The film anthology saw Wactor in his final role, portraying the character of Marcus as the movie’s second lead. Wactor was exploring his potential as a screenwriter, starring in and writing the short film Broken Riders.

Family, loved ones, colleagues, and fans have come together to express their heartbreak and remembrance for Wactor. His brother Grant spoke with the L.A. Times, recalling Johnny’s virtuous nature, “I can’t emphasize how hard of a worker he was.” The General Hospital production team released a statement expressing their heartbreak, “He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day.” Former co-star Sofia Mattsson took to social media to share her grief, “My heart is so utterly broken. . . Johnny was the absolute best.” Dead Talk Media, still impressed with Wactor’s recent performance in its film, also released a statement to give condolences, “Johnny was an incredible talent who had not yet shown the world just how bright he could shine. We are saddened by this tragic loss and wish his family and friends the strength and perseverance to get through this difficult time.”   

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