General Hospital Alum Returns for a Heartbreaking Occasion
Back in January we announced that General Hospital planned to air a special episode to honor the late Sonya Eddy (Epiphany), who passed away on Monday, December 19, at the age of 55. Drew Cheetwood, who played Milo Giambetti on and off from 2016 to 2020, revealed that he taped scenes and will be a part of the special episode that will air in late March.
“Almost 20 years ago I taped my first episode of General Hospital. I was almost 20 and now I’m almost 40,” he shared via a Facebook post and went on to talk about how grateful he was for what the ABC soap has afforded him, being able to have worked with his real-life brother Derk Cheetwood, who played Max, and with all of the great actors — not only that, the show is how he met his wife Jenna, who is the mother of his three children.
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However, being back on the set “was a tough one to film” after the loss of Eddy. “Sonya Eddy lit this world up with an incredible light,” he expressed. “She was so many beautiful things to so many people. We’ll miss her greatly.”
He was so honored to “pay tribute to that light,” and to give back in this way, and reminded everyone how fragile life is. “Just means we need to hold the people we love and care about closer. Pick up the phone and make that call. Get to it today. Make amends where you can,” he urged. “May we try and fill more people with love, laughter and light… the same as Sonya did for me and so many others.”
And last December, following her death, Cheetwood posted an adorable photo with Eddy, along with some precious memories.
Cheetwood and Eddy held a special place in the hearts of fans when their characters began dating in Port Charles. And we’ll never forget the performances that they were a part of during the Nurses Ball and the chemistry that they had onscreen. Their real-life friendship was apparent through it all.
Look through our photo gallery as we pay tribute to Eddy, as well as other actors daytime lost in 2022.