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Former ‘General Hospital’ star Johnny Wactor shot dead in downtown LA, family says

Former General Hospital actor Johnny Wactor shot dead in downtown LA


Former General Hospital actor Johnny Wactor shot dead in downtown LA

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Actor Johnny Wactor, who played Brando Corbin on the ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” was killed in downtown Los Angeles, his brother has confirmed.

Wactor’s brother, Grant, said Johnny was the victim of a fatal shooting on Saturday.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL – “Episode 14811″ – General Hospital” airs Monday through Friday on ABC (check local listings). (Scott Kirkland/ABC via Getty Images) JOHNNY WACTOR

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Tonight Saturday, the LAPD says they received a report of a shooting at Hope Street and Pico Boulevard. When officers arrived, police found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

According to police, the victim approached three suspects who were in the process of stealing a catalytic converter. One of them pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Wactor, 37, was taken to hospital, where he later died.

“He, I think, saw them doing it red-handed and stood up for what he believed was right and, you know, he protected his vehicle and his car and was brave,” said Tessa Farrell, Wactor’s ex-fiancee. “You never expect someone to kill someone for that.”

The coroner has not yet released the identity of the victim, nor has the LAPD identified the victim. Calls have been made to the coroner’s office for further confirmation, but have not yet been returned.

Johnny Wactor attends the red carpet premiere of “Silent River” at Laemmle Glendale on October 13, 2022 in Glendale, California.

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In addition to ‘General Hospital’, Wactor also starred in other television series such as ‘Westworld’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘The OA’ and ‘NCIS’.

He is survived by his mother and two brothers.

A representative from his talent agency, BRS/Gage, released a statement on Sunday.

“Johnny Wactor was a spectacular human being. Not only a talented actor who was dedicated to his craft, but a true moral example to all who knew him. He epitomized hard work, tenacity and a never-give-up attitude. low points of a In his challenging profession, he always kept his head high and continued to strive to be the best he could be,” the statement said “Our time with Johnny was a privilege we wish for everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After more than ten years together, he will forever leave a hole in our hearts.”

Late Sunday, Wactor’s manager, Marco Cuadrados of Immortal Artists, issued his own statement on Wactor’s death.

“It was too difficult to make a statement earlier as I, like many others, am still processing this unfortunate and senseless tragedy,” the statement said. “Johnny Wactor was such a kind soul, a talented actor and an inspiration to those around him. His professionalism, his enthusiasm and love for his craft were infectious and made it such a pleasure to work with him. He pursued his dreams and achieved them, In the meantime, I continue to be a good person and care for others. I can proudly say that I was Johnny’s manager and friend. He will always be cherished in my memory.”

The owners of Level 8 Nightclub, where Wactor worked prior to the shooting, also shared a statement saying:

“We are deeply saddened and mourning the unexpected loss of a valued and beloved team member. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

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