LOS ANGELES (WJW) — A longtime actor on the soap opera “General Hospital” has died.

Executive producer Frank Valentini confirmed Tuesday that Sonya Eddy, who played head nurse Epiphany Johnson, passed away at 55 years old.

“I truly loved her not only as actress, but as a friend,” Valentini said on Twitter. “The lights in the hub of the nurse’s station will now be a little dimmer, but her spirit and light will live on in both the show and our set.”

Since 2006, the actor had reportedly been on 543 episodes of the long-running daytime show.

“On behalf of the entire ‘General Hospital’ cast and crew, we send our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and fans. She will be very missed,” Valentini wrote.

Over the years, Eddy also made appearances on various TV shows and in films, including “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.”

Friend and fellow actor Olivia Spencer also took to social media to honor Eddy.

“My friend Sonya Eddy passed away last night,” Spencer wrote on Instagram. “The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of ‘General Hospital fans’ will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fans!”