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Johnny Wactor's family slam ex-fiancée speaking out on his death as they 'hadn't even spoken in at least 2-3 years'

Johnny Wactor's family slam ex-fiancée speaking out on his death as they 'hadn't even spoken in at least 2-3 years'

Tessa Farrell said she would 'always love' Johnny Wactor after his death

The family of General Hospital actor Johnny Wactor have claimed he hadn't been in touch with his ex-fiancée for years prior to his death.

Wactor's mother, Scarlett, made the claim as she criticized Tessa Farrell's decision to speak out after Wactor was killed in Los Angeles.

The actor, who was just 37, was shot during a suspected robbery at around 3am local time on Saturday (May 25), after finishing up a shift on his side job at a rooftop bar with a female colleague.

Following his death, Farrell shared a tearful video on social media in which she addressed the people responsible for Wactor's death.

"If the person who did this, if you're watching, I'm sorry, but you shot the wrong guy," she said. "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."

Farrell, who met Wactor in 2013, went on to claim that she 'will always love' him, but the actor's mom has now hit back to say the former couple were no longer in touch.

Johnny Wactor was only 37 when he died. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Curious Potato)
Johnny Wactor was only 37 when he died. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Curious Potato)

Speaking to TMZ, Scarlett acknowledged that Wactor and Farrell dated 'years ago', but said they haven't spoken in at least two-three years.

That being said, Farrell still has every right to grieve for her former partner.

Scarlett further claimed Wactor's family were not in contact with Farrell, and indicated she was unaware of some of the claims Farrell had been making, like the existence of surveillance video of the crime.

In her video, Farrell said her relationship with Wactor had been '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," she said.

Tessa Farrell took to her social media pages to share a tearful video. (TikTok/@tessafarrellxo)
Tessa Farrell took to her social media pages to share a tearful video. (TikTok/@tessafarrellxo)

"It's so sad that, you know, that this is how he had to get taken from us because he cared so much about doing the right thing and earning things. He taught me that."

Police have not made an arrest in the crime at the time of writing (May 29). Wactor's family are now preparing to fly his body to South Carolina, as well as planning a memorial to take place in Los Angeles.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is being urged to call the LAPD's Central Station at 213-486-6606.

Alternatively, you can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

UNILAD has contacted Tessa Farrell for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images/TikTok/@tessafarrellxo

Topics: Los Angeles, Crime, US News, Celebrity