Actor Johnny Wactor Shot Dead In Los Angeles

Actor Johnny Wactor who is known for his role as Brando Corbin on ABC show “General Hospital” is dead after he was shot in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Wactor was reportedly shot during a car theft, according to the New York Post. He was with a colleague when he saw three men trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car. According to his mother, Scarlett Wactor, he had attempted to confront the suspects when they fired at him and fled the scene.

Speaking to KABC, Scarlett revealed that Wactor was not trying to fight with the suspects and was in fact, trying to speak to them under the impression that they were officials who wanted to tow his car.

He was transported to the hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 3 a.m.

No arrests have been made in the shooting as of the time of this reporting. However, authorities continue to investigate the case.

Aside from playing the character Brando Corbin in 164 episodes of “General Hospital” between 2020 and 2022, Wactor is known for his appearance in the supernatural drama show “Siberia.” He was also in an episode of “Criminal Minds.”

He leaves behind his mother and two younger brothers.

According to his mother, he was a loving young man. The ABC show has expressed grief over news of his death, writing on X, “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.”

Fellow actors also tweeted in honor of the late actor, with “General Hospital” co-star Jon Lindstrom tweeting that the news made him “sick to my stomach.”

“Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.,” Lindstrom wrote.

Nancy Lee Grahn, who played Alexis Davis in “General Hospital” also reacted to the news, tweeting, “Just tragic, enraging & heartbreaking. What a lovely man Johnny was.”

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