Johnny Wactor: Former ‘General Hospital’ actor shot dead in Los Angeles


Former “General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor was fatally shot in downtown Los Angeles while interrupting robbers Saturday, according to his agent and CNN affiliate KABC.

The actor, who played Brando Corbin on the hospital soap opera, was shot while leaving work early Saturday morning, his mother told KABC:

In a statement to CNN, Wactor’s agent, David Shaul, described him as a spectacular human being, “not just a talented actor who is committed to his craft, but a true moral example to all those who l ‘have known”.

Wactor represented hard work and tenacity, and striving to be the best he could be, Shaul said. “Our time with Johnny was a privilege we wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will forever leave a hole in our hearts.

Wactor’s mother, Scarlett Wactor, spoke to CNN affiliate KABC and confirmed his death.

She said her son was walking with one of his co-workers after working at a downtown rooftop bar when he saw what he thought was someone working on a car.

Her son initially thought his car was being towed and approached the person to ask, Scarlett Wactor told KABC. Instead, the suspect looked up and opened fire, she added.

The shooting happened around 3:25 a.m. PT on Saturday, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im told CNN.

Three men were trying to steal a catalytic converter when the victim interrupted them, Im said. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot the victim before the men left in a vehicle.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, Im said.

The LAPD has not confirmed that the victim was Wactor.

Wactor starred on “General Hospital” as Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022, according to IMDB. Other acting credits include “Criminal Minds” and “Siberia.”

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