The GENERAL HOSPITAL family is mourning the loss of one of their own as Donna Messina died on Dec. 6. She was the head of the soap’s makeup and hair department, and beloved by everyone in the cast and crew. “Donna Messina joined the GH family on Aug. 26, 1982,” the soap’s current executive producer, Frank Valentini, reported on Twitter. “To say her presence will be missed is an understatement. She was an incredibly warm, witty and all-around great gal. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones.”
Messina joined the GH crew as a makeup artist back in the ‘80s and eventually grew to become head of the department. Over the decades of her daytime career, she and her makeup team received 12 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, taking home the trophy six times.
The stars of GH shared their memories of their dear friend on social media, and you can read all of their heartfelt messages in the special gallery below.
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