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Former 'General Hospital' Actor Shot And Killed In LA

A pig kidney sits on ice, awaiting transplantation into a living human at Massachusetts General Hospital, Saturday, March 16, 2024, in Boston, Mass. (Massachusetts General Hospital via AP)

Tragedy struck in Los Angeles as former 'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor was fatally shot during an encounter with thieves attempting to steal the catalytic converter from his car. The incident took place around 3 a.m. on Saturday in downtown LA, as confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to reports, the 37-year-old victim had just left work at a rooftop bar with a coworker when he noticed individuals near his vehicle and initially believed it was being towed. Unfortunately, the situation took a deadly turn when one of the suspects, wearing a mask, opened fire on Wactor.

Following the shooting, the three suspects fled the scene, leaving Wactor critically injured. He was swiftly transported to a nearby hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

As of late Sunday, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident, leaving the family and community mourning the loss of the talented actor. Wactor's agent, David Shaul, paid tribute to his client, describing him as a beacon of morality and resilience in the entertainment industry.

Shaul's statement highlighted Wactor's unwavering positivity and dedication to his craft, noting that his presence would be sorely missed by all who knew him. Wactor's portrayal of Brando Corbin on 'General Hospital' from 2020 to 2022 endeared him to audiences, while his appearances in various films, TV series such as 'Station 19,' 'NCIS,' 'Westworld,' and the video game 'Call of Duty: Vanguard' showcased his versatility as an actor.

The untimely passing of Johnny Wactor has sent shockwaves through the entertainment community, with many expressing their condolences and fond memories of the talented performer. As investigations into the tragic incident continue, friends, family, and fans alike are left to mourn the loss of a beloved actor whose light was extinguished far too soon.

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