Johnny Wactor's tragic death leaves General Hospital cast devastated: Kirsten Storms shares her 'heart hurts' after co-star was killed protecting female colleague from gun-wielding thieves

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Just hours aft it was revealed that erstwhile General Hospital prima Johnny Wactor was tragically killed complete nan weekend, galore of his co-stars are honoring him.

The 37-year-old character was leaving his occupation astatine a rooftop barroom successful downtown Los Angeles connected early Saturday morning, stepping a female worker backmost to her car.

He noticed 3 masked men attempting to bargain his vehicle's catalytic convertor erstwhile he confronted them, and 1 of nan men changeable him astatine astir 3 AM.

After connection of his decease spread, galore of his co-stars took to societal media to grant Wactor, including his General Hospital co-star Kirsten Storms, who has played Maxie.

'I'm successful a authorities of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts for illustration this, but Johnny was specified a typical personification and it feels important (for me) to put these words retired there,' she began. 

Just hours aft it was revealed that erstwhile General Hospital prima Johnny Wactor was tragically killed complete nan play , galore of his co-stars are honoring him

Kirsten Storms films a segment pinch Johnny Wactor connected nan group of General Hospital

'To @johnnywactor‘s mother and family, I americium truthful sorry for your loss. I can’t ideate what you must beryllium emotion correct now. You are successful my thoughts and prayers,' she said. 

'Johnny was 1 of those uncommon “real individuals” that you almost ne'er travel across. I was fortunate capable to person immoderate really bully conversations pinch him wherever we discussed things I don’t typically unfastened up about,' she admitted. 

'For immoderate reason, we talked astir nan heavy stuff. He was a safe abstraction for those conversations and, successful turn, he would talk astir his life,' she added. 

'He genuinely cared astir group and their journeys successful life. During his clip connected GH I witnessed him activity difficult and genuinely person respect for each azygous personification successful our building,' she said. 

I conscionable cannot judge that his life was stolen from him nan measurement it was. My bosom hurts. RIP Johnny,' Kirsten concluded.

Sofia Mattsson, who played Sasha Gilmore connected General Hospital, added, 'My bosom is truthful utterly broken… Johnny was nan absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly difficult moving and humble. With a immense bosom that dispersed truthful overmuch kindness and joy.'

'He ever made judge everyone astir him felt seen, heard and loved. I respect nan man he was truthful overmuch and I’m a amended personification for having known him,' she added.

'We shared truthful galore typical moments, some connected and disconnected screen, and I will everlastingly cherish them profoundly successful my heart. You will beryllium truthful incredibly missed Johnny… I’m judge you’re already engaged taking attraction of everyone up there,' she concluded.

'I'm successful a authorities of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts for illustration this, but Johnny was specified a typical personification and it feels important (for me) to put these words retired there,' she began.

Kirsten Storms pinch Johnny Wactor connected nan group of General Hospital

Sofia Mattsson, who played Sasha Gilmore connected General Hospital, added, 'My bosom is truthful utterly broken… Johnny was nan absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly difficult moving and humble. With a immense bosom that dispersed truthful overmuch kindness and joy'

Laura Wright (Cathy Corinthos) took to her Instagram communicative pinch a threat of Wactor, captioned, 'In shock. My bosom breaks for Johnny's family. He was an unthinkable man.'

Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) added connected his Instagram, '@johnnywactor and I had ne'er worked together during our clip connected GH. It was only until this past October that we sewage to cognize each different doing a multi-city arena connected nan East Coast.' 

'Our flights some sewage successful early, truthful we walked done Boston together for 5 hours, had a meal together, talked portion recipes (he was besides a bartender extraordinaire),' he said. 

'Shared our profession & life stories. I was really excited to person a caller personification successful my life that I instantly and effortlessly connected with,' he continued.

'Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. No ego. And arsenic you tin spot from nan promo clip, ever up for anything. Funny arsenic each heck,' he said.

'Fit arsenic each hellhole but besides loved crystal pick and ate each nan junk I did arsenic well. He besides sewage maine excited astir unrecorded theatre again aft watching a Mamet play,' he added.

'I was genuinely looking guardant to truthful galore much years hanging retired pinch him. We each were cheated of galore years pinch him. To his mom and brothers, Johnny talked truthful lovingly of you each during our walk. My bosom goes retired to you,' he concluded.

Inga Cadranel (Harmony Miller) said shared a threat of Wactor connected her Instagram story, adding, 'I'm gutted. I conscionable learned that this sparkling beautiful ray my friend has passed. We started #GH @generalhospitalabc astir nan aforesaid time. We had truthful galore heavy talks astir love, life and family together. My bosom aches @johnnywactor. My bosom aches.'

Laura Wright (Cathy Corinthos) took to her Instagram communicative pinch a threat of Wactor, captioned, 'In shock. My bosom breaks for Johnny's family. He was an unthinkable man'

Inga Cadranel (Harmony Miller) said shared a threat of Wactor connected her Instagram story, adding, 'I'm gutted. I conscionable learned that this sparkling beautiful ray my friend has passed. We started #GH @generalhospitalabc astir nan aforesaid time. We had truthful galore heavy talks astir love, life and family together. My bosom aches @johnnywactor. My bosom aches.'

Kelly Thiebaud (Dr. Britt Westbourne), added, 'I can't judge nan news astir Johnny... I can't... Not him. He was a beautiful typical person. To return him distant from his family and group who loved him truthful you tin waste a catalytic convertor connected nan achromatic marketplace for 300 bucks angers maine truthful much!!!! I americium successful shock.'

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), tweeted, 'Just tragic, enraging & heartbreaking. What a beautiful man Johnny was.' 

Ashton Arbab (Dev Cerci) tweeted, 'absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dada for much than 25 episodes connected General Hospital but he was a awesome human, a benignant soul, an inspiration and a 1 of a benignant actor. May your psyche remainder successful peace. Heaven gained an Angel.' #generalhospital #gh 

Lydia Look (Selena Wu) said, 'Johnny, I’m crying and will beryllium for a bit. I knew you were talented erstwhile you simply conscionable took your garment disconnected erstwhile nan remainder of america were trying to outdo each different pinch our skits. I besides knew location & past that you were good arsenic wine. I besides saw really you’d fto others return nan spotlight whilst assured & loving successful your ain space. Most of all, I learnt what a magnificent quality you were successful our agelong car rides betwixt instrumentality events. I will cherish our chats. Thank you. My deepest condolences to nan family of @johnnywactor I americium truthful sorry for your loss. My bosom is pinch my @generalhospitalabc family…' 

Bonnie Burroughs (Gladys Corbin) said, 'I americium heartbroken and sickened by this unspeakable loss. Johnny I emotion you. My bosom breaks for your existent mom and your full family. The world is darker now.' 

Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) said, 'Gutted…. ��️ sending my deepest condolences to his family �� I consciousness I must adhd to this post. The daze is truthful terrible, for specified a genuine young man to beryllium taken truthful violently. I americium incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, benignant and highly respectful to his chap formed members. I americium truthful sorry for his nonaccomplishment �� Johnny Wactor xxx.'

Jon Lindstrom (Dr. Kevin Collins) said, 'When nan tears slow down, I americium virtually sick to my tummy astatine this news. Johnny was 1 of those uncommon young men successful this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and ever thought astir different people. A talented young feline who conscionable wanted to stock that talent pinch nan world. I wish I had capable emotion to capable nan spread that his loved ones must consciousness correct now, but I cognize that’s impossible. Johnny will beryllium missed connected this plane. For a agelong clip to come. R.I.P.' 

Jeff Kober (Cyrus Renault) added, 'Farewell to our friend and chap actor, JohnnyWactor. A beautiful man pinch a large beautiful heart. One of nan kindest astir thoughtful and gentle actors I’ve ever worked with. A tragic nonaccomplishment for each who had nan gift of knowing him. My astir sincere condolences to his family.' 

Kelly Thiebaud (Dr. Britt Westbourne), added, 'I can't judge nan news astir Johnny... I can't... Not him. He was a beautiful typical person. To return him distant from his family and group who loved him truthful you tin waste a catalytic convertor connected nan achromatic marketplace for 300 bucks angers maine truthful much!!!! I americium successful shock.'

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), tweeted, 'Just tragic, enraging & heartbreaking. What a beautiful man Johnny was.'

Ashton Arbab (Dev Cerci) tweeted, 'absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dada for much than 25 episodes connected General Hospital but he was a awesome human, a benignant soul, an inspiration and a 1 of a benignant actor. May your psyche remainder successful peace. Heaven gained an Angel.' #generalhospital #gh

Lydia Look (Selena Wu) said, 'Johnny, I’m crying and will beryllium for a bit. I knew you were talented erstwhile you simply conscionable took your garment disconnected erstwhile nan remainder of america were trying to outdo each different pinch our skits. I besides knew location & past that you were good arsenic vino �� I besides saw really you’d fto others return nan spotlight whilst assured & loving successful your ain space. Most of all, I learnt what a magnificent quality you were successful our agelong car rides betwixt instrumentality events. I will cherish our chats. Thank you. My deepest condolences to nan family of @johnnywactor I americium truthful sorry for your loss. My bosom is pinch my @generalhospitalabc family…'

Bonnie Burroughs (Gladys Corbin) said, 'I americium heartbroken and sickened by this unspeakable loss. Johnny I emotion you. My bosom breaks for your existent mom and your full family. The world is darker now'

Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) said, 'Gutted…. ��️ sending my deepest condolences to his family �� I consciousness I must adhd to this post. The daze is truthful terrible, for specified a genuine young man to beryllium taken truthful violently. I americium incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, benignant and highly respectful to his chap formed members. I americium truthful sorry for his nonaccomplishment �� Johnny Wactor xxx'

Jon Lindstrom (Dr. Kevin Collins) said, 'When nan tears slow down, I americium virtually sick to my tummy astatine this news. Johnny was 1 of those uncommon young men successful this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and ever thought astir different people. A talented young feline who conscionable wanted to stock that talent pinch nan world. I wish I had capable emotion to capable nan spread that his loved ones must consciousness correct now, but I cognize that’s impossible. Johnny will beryllium missed connected this plane. For a agelong clip to come. R.I.P.'

Jeff Kober (Cyrus Renault) added, 'Farewell to our friend and chap actor, JohnnyWactor. A beautiful man pinch a large beautiful heart. One of nan kindest astir thoughtful and gentle actors I’ve ever worked with. A tragic nonaccomplishment for each who had nan gift of knowing him. My astir sincere condolences to his family.'

Actor Johnny Wactor was a 'southern gentleman' who was protecting a female co-worker from the armed thieves who fatally changeable him Saturday, his relative Grant told DailyMail.com.

Wactor, 37,  was leaving his occupation astatine a rooftop barroom pinch a co-worker successful nan early hours of Saturday greeting erstwhile he saw 3 men attempting to bargain his catalytic converter.

Johnny's younger relative Grant and grandma Barbara said that Johnny was moving astatine a downtown LA restaurants, arsenic he often picked up broadside gigs arsenic a bartender. They didn't cognize which barroom he was moving that night. 

He said Johnny and his co-worker had to parkland astir 2 blocks from nan restaurant, truthful they were stepping to their cars aft they vanished their shift.

According to Grant, he and his brothers were brought up arsenic 'Southern gentlemen,' truthful he was not amazed his older relative was stepping his female co-worker to her car. 

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