Johnny Wactor’s ex-fiancée Tessa Farrell has posted a video slamming his killers in a heartbreaking plea for legislators to combat crime in Los Angeles

Johnny Wactor’s ex-fiancée Tessa Farrell has posted a video slamming his killers in a heartbreaking plea for legislators to combat crime in Los Angeles.

The soap star was shot and killed on Saturday when he stopped three men who appeared to be trying to steal the catalytic converter from his car, police said.

Johnny Wactor's ex-fiancée Tessa Farrell spoke out about his death

Johnny Wactor’s ex-fiancée Tessa Farrell spoke out about his death.
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She broke down in tears as she begged legislators to address the crime in California

She broke down in tears as she begged legislators to address the crime in California.
Credit: Instagram/tessafarrellxo

Johnny died on Saturday in a Los Angeles shooting

Johnny died on Saturday in a Los Angeles shooting.
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Johnny’s ex Tessa issued a heartwrenching message to those who took his life.

“If the person who did this, if you’re watching, I’m sorry, but you shot the wrong guy,” she sobbed.

“You can get a real job. I know the job market’s hard, but we’re all in it together. You don’t have to steal – especially take a life over it.”

Tessa continued by saying that “human life is disregarded too easily,” and she urged listeners to “make changes as a community.”

Johnny’s ex begged her community to “support each other.”

“Maybe that’s what Johnny’s gift is for us; maybe he’s gifting that to all of us.”


The actress then launched an appeal on social media, begging her community to find the killers.

“These criminals can’t keep being on the street, and they can’t keep being sent back and have no repercussions for their actions,” she said in her video.

“It’s not ok; this can’t keep happening. So many lives are being lost, just us not being smart – we have to be smarter as a community.”

In the caption of her post, Tessa included a poll about bettering laws to reduce crime rates in California.

General Hospital actor Johnny Wactor, 37, ‘is shot and killed in theft gone wrong’ in downtown Los Angeles

She asked her followers to contact the Los Angeles Police Department if they had any information on Johnny’s killers.

The movie director also urged fans to donate to GoFundMe to support the actor’s family with the cost of his memorial service.

Tessa noted that she would be disabling likes and comments to “raise awareness for mental health issues related to online trolling and social media addiction.”

She pleaded with her followers to also “raise awareness for stricter crime and theft laws in California” by using the hashtag #justiceforjohnny.


Johnny, 37, was killed while leaving work at a rooftop bar in Los Angeles over the weekend.

He was walking with a coworker when he thought he saw his car being towed.

When he approached three men in masks surrounding his vehicle, one of them shot him, police said.

The General Hospital star was rushed to the ER, but he died shortly after.

According to Deadline, the three suspects are still at large as of Tuesday, May 28.


In her video, Tessa, who met Johnny when she first moved to Los Angeles, also opened up about their relationship.

“We met in 2013 when I first moved out to Hollywood to pursue acting, and he did too. We were friends at first and then kind of fell in love,” she shared.

“It was really fiery, like too fiery – we brought out the best in each other and then also the darkest parts of each other. Our lives were both forever changed.”

When Johnny and Tessa got engaged, she said she wore the ring that once belonged to her grandparents.

Wactor’s Career

The actor from Charleston, South Carolina, starred in General Hospital between 2020 and 2022.

His first appearance on the show was on January 30, 2020, as Brando Corbin, but he was written out two years later after his character was stabbed by an unknown killer.

However, before playing Corbin, Wactor started his acting career in 2007 by starring in Army Wives.

He also featured in NCIS, Criminal Minds, Station 19, The OA, and West World.

In 2016, he landed a movie role in USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage, starring Nicolas Cage.

Wactor is set to feature in a new movie by Luca Perito called American Sognare, which is currently in post-production, according to IMDb.

In the video, the actress showed that she was still wearing the jewelry, admitting that she “never takes it off.”

Though their romantic relationship didn’t work out, the Cinema Legend producer said she will “always love him.”

“It was rushed. We were too young and kids and healing – but I’m just so proud of the man he’s become, and it’s so sad that crime in LA had to do this.”


Johnny broke into television with a guest role in three Army Wives on Lifetime episodes.

But he was best known for his work on General Hospital.

He appeared in over 160 episodes of the beloved soap opera from 2020 until 2022.

He was also a regular on the NBC drama series Siberia and had roles on The OA, The Passenger, Hollywood Girl, and Westworld.


Tessa also shared a direct message to her lost love, thanking him for their time together.

“Johnny if you’re watching from above, I love you very much and I’m very proud of you for the person you’ve become and the obstacles you’ve overcame.

“You’ve forever inspired in my work and what I do and I wouldn’t be here without what you taught me. So thank you, Johnny. I love you. I miss you.

“I hope those last moments were okay for you and I’m glad someone was with you,” she penned.

Tessa met Johnny in 2013

Tessa met Johnny in 2013.
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Though they called off their engagement, she said she still 'loves' him

Though they called off their engagement, she said she still ‘loves’ him.
Credit: Instagram/johnnywactor

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