Review: Fans gather at ‘A Mile for Johnny Wactor’ at New York City’s Strawberry Fields

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Johnny Wactor
Johnny Wactor. Photo Credit: Markos Papadatos

On Saturday, June 29, fans gathered in New York City’s Central Park at Strawberry Fields to pay their respects to the slain “General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor.

Wactor was known for playing the role of Brando Corbin on the ABC daytime drama “General Hospital.”

There was another one happening simultaneously in Los Angeles at North Hollywood Park in honor of Johnny Wactor (with fans demanding justice). This was the park where the slain actor ran every day.

“It was beautiful to see how much love Johnny spread to everyone he came into contact with,” Veronica White said. “Johnny will never be forgotten. He continues to bring people together due to his sprinkling of love and kindness throughout his life. There will be justice, and we will continue to work towards change in Johnny Wactor’s name.”

“We are still fighting for justice, but the most important thing, is that we can’t have Johnny Wactor’s name forgotten,” Marisol Ortiz Quinones underscored. “I was so blown away by everyone who showed up! Thank you! Who do you love? Johnny Wactor!”

“Thank you everyone for a beautiful day,” White said. “Johnny brought us all together and here we are still going strong. Grateful for new friends made all from our mutual love of Johnny. Johnny Wactor will always be a part of us.”

AnneMarie Donelin remarked, “We walked and we talked. There were tears, there was laughter. Old friends, new friends. It was a beautiful day in Central Park as we remembered our friend Johnny.”

“This was amazing,” exclaimed Michelle Lebowitz. “Johnny Wactor had so much love showed all around the country yesterday.”

The #justiceforjohnnywactor hashtag was trending on social media yesterday, and rightfully so.

Last Sunday, Maurice Benard re-aired his “State of Mind” podcast with Johnny Wactor, which may be seen below.

The show itself recently paid tribute to the late actor by dedicating an episode in “Loving Memory of Johnny Wactor.”

'In Loving Memory of Johnny Wactor'
‘In Loving Memory of Johnny Wactor.’ Photo Courtesy of ABC

Johnny Wactor’s GoFundMe page is available by clicking here.

Forthcoming tributes for Johnny Wactor are expected at the upcoming Samantha’s Friends events in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, which raise money for multiple charities. Over the years, Wactor enjoyed being a part of these charitable causes. The September 14 and 15, 2024 event will have a “Golden Age of Hollywood” theme to it, and their May 3 and 4, 2025 event will have a “Winter Wonderland” theme to it.

To learn more about “Justice for Johnny Wactor,” check out its official website, and follow its Instagram page.