Johnny Wactor's godmother starts GoFundMe to support family after 'General Hospital' star shot dead

Johnny Wactor's godmother starts GoFundMe to support family after 'General Hospital' star shot dead
'General Hospital' alum Johnny Wactor's family supported by GoFundMe after tragic shooting (Johnny Wactor Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In the wake of the tragic fatal shooting of former 'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor, a GoFundMe campaign has been established to support his family.

The crowdfunding effort, initiated by Johnny’s godmother Michaelle Kinard and endorsed by his mother Scarlett Wactor, aims to help his loved ones manage the financial burden of the heartbreaking situation, as reported by Deadline.

GoFundMe launched for family of ‘General Hospital’ alum Johnny Wactor following tragic shooting

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 29: Actor Johnny Wactor is seen in Old City on October 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
 (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

The GoFundMe page outlines the need for funds to assist Scarlett Wactor and Johnny’s brothers, Lance and Grant, with the extensive travel and arrangements required.

"I want to raise money for his mother, Scarlett, and his brothers, Lance and Grant to be able to travel the distance of 2000 miles (the many times it may take) to take care of this heartbreaking business which they have been sentenced," reads the campaign description.

The fundraiser has a goal of $100,000, and has already garnered over $41,000.

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Kinard expressed her deep sorrow and the family’s desire for justice on the GoFundMe page.

"My heart is utterly broken," she wrote, adding that "somehow we NEED justice for Johnny!" She hopes that the killer will be arrested, which she believes may bring some closure to the family.

“With God‘s will the killer will be arrested and the family will see him face to face. This may help bring closure to this tragedy,” Kinard added.

Johnny Wactor was fatally shot after finishing a bartending shift in Downtown Los Angeles.

According to his brother Grant, Johnny encountered three men attempting to steal a catalytic converter from his car.

Mistaking the situation for his truck being towed, Johnny approached the men and asked, "Hey, are you towing?" Realizing what was happening, he placed his female co-worker behind him for protection, at which point he was shot.

“He came across them and he thought his truck was being towed. So he said something to the guys, like, ‘Hey, are you towing?’” Grant Wactor told the Daily Mail.

“And then once he turned around, he saw what was happening and he put his coworker behind him. And that’s when they shot him.”

Wactor was known for his role as Brando Corbin on the ABC soap opera 'General Hospital', where he appeared from 2020 to 2022. The GoFundMe campaign notes that any excess donations will be given to charities chosen by the family in Johnny's memory, ensuring his legacy supports causes important to him.

Internet reacts to GoFundMe for family of late ‘General Hospital’ star Johnny Wactor

Following the tragic death of former 'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor, the internet has been abuzz with reactions, expressing both sorrow and solidarity.

Social media users have flooded the internet with heartfelt messages and condolences.

One user wrote, "I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss," capturing the sentiment shared by many. Another added, "Thank you for sharing I just donated. I'm so very sorry for your loss. He was an incredibly kind and wonderful man. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask."

The tragic nature of Wactor’s passing has resonated deeply with fans and followers. A poignant comment read, "So sorry. Children aren’t supposed to go before parents… Johnny was special."

Another user echoed this sentiment, stating, "Love Johnny so much. He was the greatest. Really heartbroken sending love to you and fam."

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