‘General Hospital’ fame Johnny Wactor shot dead in suspected robbery

Johnny Wactor, the actor best known for his role as Brando Corbin on ABC's soap opera ‘General Hospital’, has died after being shot during a suspected robbery in Los Angeles. He was 37.

Written By Deepak Upadhyay
First Published27 May 2024
Johnny Wactor, best known for his role in the  soap opera ‘General Hospital’
Johnny Wactor, best known for his role in the soap opera ‘General Hospital’(Photo: johnnywactor)

Johnny Wactor, the actor best known for his role as Brando Corbin on ABC's soap opera ‘General Hospital’, has died after being shot during a suspected robbery in Los Angeles, news agency AP reported on Monday.

The report citing the Los Angeles Police Department said that Johnny Wactor, 37 years, was shot around 3 am on Saturday after confronting three men who were allegedly trying to steal the catalytic converter from a vehicle.

Confirming the report, his mother, Scarlett Wactor, told ABC 7 that her son had left work at a rooftop bar with a co-worker when he saw someone at his car and thought it was being towed. When he tried to confront them, a mask-wearing suspect opened fire on him.

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Los Angeles Police said Wactor was rushed to a local hospital, where the doctors pronounced them dead.

Three suspects drove away from the scene in a vehicle and have not been arrested, the police added.

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Wactor's agent, David Shaul, told AP that the actor was “a real moral example to everyone who knew him.”

“In the highs and lows of a challenging profession he always kept his chin up and kept striving for the best he could be,” AP quoted Shaul as saying. “Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever,” Shaul added.

Wactor was born in 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Besides 'General Hospital,' Wactor worked in a variety of television series. His first TV role was in 'Army Wives' (2007). he also worked in 'Siberia' (2013), 'Agent X' (2015), 'Station 19' (2023) and 'Barbee Rehab' (2023). He also appeared in guest roles TV shows like Westworld, The OA, and Criminal Minds.

Taking to microblogging platform X (formerly known as Twitter), the cast and crew of General Hospital posted, “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

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