Written by Ashton Snyder on
 May 28, 2024

Tragic Death of Johnny Wactor in L.A. Shooting

The final Instagram post of Johnny Wactor, star of General Hospital, has come to light following his sudden passing at the age of 37.

According to Daily Mail, Johnny Wactor was tragically killed on Saturday in Los Angeles while confronting thieves breaking into his car.

Johnny Wactor, a star best known for his role in General Hospital, appeared in 164 episodes from 2020 to 2022. Aside from his acting career, he was known for his passion for extreme sports, particularly rock climbing, which he often shared on Instagram. The suspects remain at large, and investigations continue.

Heartbreaking Final Instagram Video

On September 19, 2023, Wactor posted his last video on Instagram, where he enthusiastically described his rock climbing experiences. "This is my most difficult graded climb to date... I miss it. I miss the people," he said in the video.

The incident that led to his untimely death occurred around 3:25 a.m. on West Pico Boulevard and South Hope Street in Los Angeles. Wactor had been leaving his side job at a rooftop bar when he and a female colleague noticed thieves breaking into his car.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Wactor did not attempt to fight off the thieves. Tragically, he was still shot during the confrontation.

Family and Colleagues in Mourning

Paramedics arrived promptly at the scene and transported Wactor to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The suspects, three masked men, remain unidentified and at large.

Johnny Wactor's family has been deeply affected by his sudden death. His younger brother, Grant Wactor, revealed that Johnny was shot in the chest and explained their upbringing, emphasizing the protection of women.

"We're Southern, born and raised, and we would never let a female walk to their car by herself," he shared.

Johnny’s mother, Scarlett Wactor, also expressed her grief and confusion. "Johnny didn't attempt to fight them or even stop them from stealing but they still shot him and got away," she said.

Remembering Johnny's Career and Legacy

Johnny Wactor is survived by his mother, Scarlett, and his brothers, Lance and Grant. His passing comes amidst an unsettling rise in crime rates in Los Angeles. Recent data shows a 4.2% increase in murders and a 9.5% rise in thefts, including catalytic converter thefts, in 2024.

The suspects responsible for this senseless act are still on the loose, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward. The hope is that justice will be served and Johnny Wactor’s family and friends can find solace amidst their loss's pain.

As the investigation proceeds, the entertainment industry is left to remember Johnny Wactor's vibrant life and promising career. The impact of his tragic loss will be felt for many years to come.

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