Credit: Rest in Peace Shell. (

It is with heavy heart that shares the sad news of the passing of Shell Kepler (Nurse Amy Vining). According to the General Hospital Fan Club, Ms. Kepler died of renal failure shortly after being admitted to a hospital in Portland, Oregon, on February 1. She was 49 years young and had been living in Portland for years, working as a charity fund raiser. Since leaving GH, Shell showed her entrepreneurial spirit by creating her own clothing and accessories line. The line did so well that at one time, it was on one of Forbes Magazine’s highly coveted “Top” lists.