The General Hospital cast lost a dear friend Thursday evening when their makeup artist of over 35 years, Donna Messina Armogida, passed away. Many stars shared tributes to her via social media.
Maurice Benard (Sonny) was the first actor to post about her passing, sharing his grief at losing someone who was like a sister to him. Once word spread, many more stars expressed their grief over her tragic loss. You can see those posts below.
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Sometimes you meet someone in life you just connect with and then unfortunately life just takes that person away. And no matter how much your heart breaks you want to remember the good times. My best friend my sister Donna used 2 hate taking pictures. I used to have to grab her and hold her. And we would and laugh and laugh. I will never forget this memory and I will never forget what you meant in my life 💑🍕
Donna Messina Armogida was my dear friend since the day I met her. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/LL0spn4olD
— Kristina Wagner (@KristinaWagnr) December 9, 2018
— Laura Wright (@lldubs) December 7, 2018
My longest & dearest friend at Gh was deeply private. I hold that sacred as I do her life & afterlife. Still, TY for ur kind words of support. Love abounds here today.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) December 8, 2018
Damn. Seems like just yesterday I was sitting in #DonnaMessina chair. What a kind woman whom i could always share a good laugh with early in the morning before work. You were such an intricate part of the GH machine. You will be missed Donna. #gh
— Tyler Christopher (@Tyler2929) December 10, 2018
Donna was truly a one of kind. You always got it straight from her. ♥️ https://t.co/LTUAdlzti2
— Jason Thompson (@MyJasonThompson) December 7, 2018
Our dear Donna Messina. We will miss you so much. I always loved sitting in your makeup chair, getting the low down, hearing the latest studio gossip. You were the heart and soul of the GH hair/makeup room. Heartbreaking. RIP😢 pic.twitter.com/SyxnnTdpkH
— Wally Kurth (@wallykurth) December 8, 2018
God bless sweet Donna Messina. A great friend and mother hen of us all. We went to her with our feelings, we could speak freely & we knew we were safe..and when we needed it, she would give us a stern no bull talking to, to set us straight. There was no better friend. Godspeed.
— Genie Francis (@GenieFrancis) December 8, 2018
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) December 8, 2018
I am so sorry at Donna’s passing. She was there from the start. She was an original. The show will not be the same.
— tristanrogers (@tristanrogers) December 7, 2018
Life is often mystifying in this way. Donna Messina preceded my arrival to “GH”, and I got there in ‘92! I loved her, as we all did, for her support and kindness, her no-bullshit attitude and honesty. I miss her already. R.I.P. #GH55 @GeneralHospital pic.twitter.com/y70n7YuUGM
— Jon Lindstrom (@thejonlindstrom) December 7, 2018
Donna welcomed me and treated me like a long lost Italian family member from day 1. Always supportive always smiling. Heart. Broken. Rest easy beautiful Donna https://t.co/3HfbnJJ5lB
— Dom Zamprogna (@dom_zamprogna) December 7, 2018
It would be impossible to overstate what an influence Donna Messina had on what #GH fans saw on their screens for decades..and hard to imagine our family without her..She knew ALL secrets, & wasn’t above picking up your kid from school when you’re a mom stuck on set, freaking out https://t.co/3x9jDJfAmN
— lisa locicero (@lisalocicerogh) December 8, 2018
Donna was an absolute treasure. Always funny, had a nick name for everyone. I’m deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Still processing this -my heart is with her family and loved ones. Love you, Donna. https://t.co/3JREVWXpXt
— Chloe Lanier (@chloelanier) December 8, 2018
Shocked & deeply upset over hearing the news of Donna’s passing. Donna was the head of General Hospital’s make-up & hair for over 30 years & made me feel so welcomed & loved. I’ll never forget her laughing at me & @duelly87 ‘s goofy antics. So grateful to have known her❤️ RIP
— Kristen Alderson (@krisalderson) December 8, 2018
I’m devastated about Donna. I’ll always remember her kindness in trying to glitz me up for parties, and how she was everyone’s wise pal. Or Mom. Thinking of you, Mo, and the rest of the GH family.
— Jean Passanante (@PFossil) December 7, 2018
— Michele Val Jean (@MicheleValJean) December 7, 2018
We lost a beautiful soul last night. Way too soon! The one who held it all together. Was always there for everyone. A mom to everyone. Someone we can all count on. Donna Messina. I love you. Thank you . Rest In Peace. ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/tJeyakieMp
— Steve Burton (@1SteveBurton) December 8, 2018
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