Drew Cheetwood who is best known for his role as Milo Giambetti on General Hospital penned a heartfelt tribute to his late colleague, Sonya Eddy (Epiphany Johnson) who played his on-screen love. Eddy died on December 19 after developing an infection after surgery and being placed on life support. In his tribute he began, “Sonya and I took this picture on my first return trip back to LA after my family and I moved back to the Midwest. I remember getting back in the #GH studio and feeling a little timid. I hadn’t been on the show for 6 months and I was adapting to a whole new life back in Michigan. I sorta felt like I was new to the show again and I was a little nervous. The #NursesBall was back again and I was hoping not to disappoint the show runners for calling me back out. That day, in retrospect, I was in this weird place of finding out who I was in Michigan and also trying to rediscover my identity on @generalhospitalabc. Might sound a little dramatic (it fit the narrative) but that’s how I felt.”
The actor added, “@sonyaeddy was the first cast mate I saw in the studio that day and I’ll never forget our genuine excitement to see each other. We talked about our scenes together for that week a bit but mostly we just caught up and had a laugh with one another. She was very easy to do that with. She had a light and comedic tone about her that made you eager for what she was going to say next. Truly, never a dull moment. We said we should snap this picture “just because” but it probably was to remind me now of that day. I remember feeling lighter after this picture. I wasn’t so worried about how I’d fit back into the canvas for that week of shooting. Sonya set me off on the right foot that week to say the least. She didn’t know it but I really needed it. I ended up having an awesome week back on the show and when I look back now it started because of her. They say people don’t always remember what you did or said but they’ll always remember how you made them feel. Well, Sonya, I remember how you made me feel and I’ll never forget it and how it changed a whole week for me for the best. Rest In Power & Light, Sonya.”
We send our love and condolences to the family and friends of Sonya Eddy who was a bright light to this world.