General Hospital (GH) spoilers and news reveals that the late actress Sonya Eddy’s (Epiphany Johnson) Emmy Award is the reason for a clash between her family and one of her friends.
The award was given posthumously after Eddy died on Monday, December 19, 2022 due to an infection following a scheduled surgery. The actress was 55.
Now comes news that Eddys’s Daytime Emmy win last week is causing friction between the person who accepted the award on her behalf and her family.
Tyler Ford, described as Eddy’s friend and producing partner, accepted the trophy and according to TMZ “her estranged family is determined to take the trophy from Ford and are upset that they did not receive it in the first place.”
General Hospital spoilers: Sonya Eddy’s Emmy Award
Sonya’s brother Robbie Eddy told the outlet that the Television Academy didn’t notify his family about her award and “Ford told them he would be the one keeping the trophy.”
The family is desperate to have the memento and are sending a letter to the Television Academy in hopes of receiving the trophy.
GH spoilers: Sonya Eddy’s Posthumous Emmy Award
Robbie told TMZ that the family do not plan on taking legal action against Ford or the Academy because they do not want to “tarnish her memory” and hope Ford does “the right thing.”
TMZ reported that Eddy was “estranged from some family members at the time of her passing as she did not get along with her brother due to fighting over who was going to provide care for their mother who has both Alzheimer’s and dementia. But Robbie claimed that “he was in the process of repairing their relationship just before she passed away.”
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer announced the news of Eddy’s death, which came after she acquired an untreatable infection following an elective surgery.
GH News: Sony Eddy Was a Licensed Vocational Nurse
Eddy debuted on the ABC in 2006 and appeared in 543 episodes; the role was special for Eddy as she was a licensed vocational nurse, the same as her GH character.
Eddy was born in Concord, California, received a BA degree in Theatre and Dance at the University of California, and made her acting debut in 1990 in the Ruby Dee play Zora Is My Name.
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