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Common Hospital paid tribute to late forged member Johnny Wactor on Tuesday, June 11.

The ABC cleaning soap opera concluded the episode with a title card in reminiscence of the late cleaning soap star, per TV Line. He performed Brando Corbin on Common Hospital from 2020 to 2022.

Wactor was fatally shot and killed on Could 25 at age 37. The actor was ending his shift as a bartender in Los Angeles and strolling in the direction of his automotive when he came across three armed automotive thieves who have been trying to steal his catalytic converter from his car.

4 days later, PEOPLE reported the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner decided that Wactor’s reason for demise was a gunshot wound to the chest, and his method of demise was listed as a murder.

“He was an excellent particular person,” Wactor’s brother Grant beforehand advised PEOPLE. “He was taken means too early, and nobody must be taken like this in any respect. He touched lots of people. He believed in his core values to the top, and he lived life to the fullest the best way he wished to. And he was completely satisfied doing that.”

On June 6, PEOPLE obtained a replica of the Common Hospital star’s demise certificates, which revealed he was cremated and his ashes shall be despatched to his mom Scarlett Wactor in Summerville, S.C.

Johnny Wactor in “Common Hospital” on ABC.

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Wactor — who additionally acted on NCIS, Westworld, Felony Minds and extra — was with co-worker Anita Pleasure when he was fatally shot. She was working alongside Wactor at Degree 8 in Downtown Los Angeles earlier than the incident and was by his facet when he died.

“I used to be with Johnny in his final moments and I am right here to be his voice after such unimaginable occasions,” she wrote in an Instagram publish on Wednesday, Could 29. “He was killed senselessly by a coward who reacted with out care of the beautiful life he was taking. So I am indignant, I am unhappy and I am the entire emotions without delay… however above all, I’m right here for Johnny’s justice.”

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Together with Grant and Pleasure’s feedback, a number of extra of Wactor’s Common Hospital castmates, his followers and family members paid tribute to him.

Sofia Mattsson, who performed his on-screen spouse, spoke of her “tremendous goofy” good friend in a dialog with PEOPLE on the 2024 Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, June 7.

Johnny Wactor.

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“We shared so many nice recollections, so many tears and laughter on and off display,” Mattsson advised PEOPLE. “He simply helps supporting everybody. He is aware of everybody’s identify. He is simply pleasant with everybody. He’s tremendous, tremendous goofy. And simply at all times made you snicker, and made you are feeling so snug and at house.”

Carolyn Hennesy advised PEOPLE on the Celebrating Aspiring Journal Summer time Version occasion on Tuesday, June 4, that it has been “somber on set” since Wactor’s tragic demise. “We’ve got lots of beautiful actors on the present, and after we lose one, it is a killer. It is only a killer,” she mentioned.

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