Georgie (and Lindze!) have grown up before our eyes. (ABC)

While it’s sad to see Georgie’s friends and family grieving for her in Port Charles, you should know that her portrayer, Lindze Letherman, enjoyed a wonderful send-off as she left her five-year stint at General Hospital. The surprise lunch (thrown by Kirsten Storms, who plays her sister Maxie) took place on November 16 — the same day that Georgie was strangled to death!

Her on-screen family and off-screen closest friends including John J. York (Mac), Julie Marie Berman (Lulu), Greg Vaughan (Lucky), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Brandon Barash (Johnny), Jason Gerhardt (Coop) and Kirsten (Maxie) ate pizza and cupcakes (furnished by Julie Marie’s brother’s bakery, Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica). They cried, they laughed and someone even presented Lindze with forensic photos of Georgie’s crime scene as a going away gift.