Actor Johnny Wactor tragically killed in LA interrupting theft – Shocking Details Emerged

Los Angeles, California – Tragedy struck in downtown Los Angeles as former “General Hospital” actor, Johnny Wactor, was fatally shot while intervening in a catalytic converter theft, confirmed by his family on Sunday. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Saturday at West Pico Boulevard and South Hope Street, where three men were attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle. Wactor, 37, encountered them while leaving work at a rooftop bar with a coworker, noticing someone near his car.

According to LAPD investigators, Wactor approached the suspect, thinking his car was being towed, but was met with gunfire when the suspect, wearing a mask, looked up. Following the shooting, the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. Wactor was rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics, where he was pronounced dead. Known for his role as Brando Corbin on “General Hospital” from 2020 to 2022, Wactor appeared in over 160 episodes before his character’s departure.

The entertainment community mourned Wactor’s untimely passing, with “General Hospital” releasing a statement expressing their sorrow. Wactor’s diverse career included appearances in various films and television series, such as “Station 19,” “NCIS,” “Westworld,” and the video game “Call of Duty: Vanguard.” Outside of his acting pursuits, Wactor’s Instagram showcased his passion for outdoor activities like rock climbing and rodeo.

Colleagues and friends paid tribute to Wactor, highlighting his kind nature and dedication to his craft. Wactor’s manager, Marco Cuadros, remembered him as a talented actor and a source of inspiration, admired for his professionalism and love for acting. Tributes poured in from co-stars, with Sofia Mattsson, who played Wactor’s wife on “General Hospital,” expressing her profound sadness at his loss. Mattsson fondly recalled their shared moments on and off-screen and praised Wactor’s kindness and work ethic.

The tragic loss of Johnny Wactor has left a void in the entertainment industry, as friends, family, and colleagues remember him as a talented actor, a devoted friend, and a compassionate soul. His legacy will endure through his work and the impact he had on those around him.