What was Johnny Wactor's last Instagram video? Former General Hospital actor talked about his "most difficult graded climb to date"

Johnny Wactor was spotted participating in a climbing activity in his Instagram video (Image via Instagram/johnnywactor)
Johnny Wactor was spotted participating in a climbing activity in his Instagram video (Image via Instagram/@johnnywactor)

Johnny Wactor, recognized for his appearance in General Hospital, recently died at 37. The actor was shot dead when a group of three tried to steal a catalytic converter from his vehicle in Los Angeles, as per People magazine.

Notably, his last Instagram video was shared on September 19, 2023, where he was spotted climbing with a few other people assisting him, writing that it was the "most difficult graded climb to date." The post's comments section flooded with multiple responses, where people praised Wactor for attempting the climb.

Apart from General Hospital, Wactor has also featured in other popular projects such as Westworld, Barbee Rehab, Vantastic, and Hollywood Girl.

Johnny Wactor's last Instagram video is currently trending everywhere: Climb details explained

Following the sudden demise of Johnny Wactor, netizens took to various social media platforms to express their grief. His last Instagram post, which is currently trending, addressed the details related to the climb in the caption. He wrote that he prepared for the climb for nine months and tried it on February 7 last year (2023).

He said that he did not get the chance to climb anywhere for several months due to hot weather alongside "changes in work life flexibility." He continued:

"I realize now the great luxury I had in being able to climb so often. I miss it. I miss the people. I miss the nature. I miss exerting incredible effort and falling over and over again until my fingers bleed and knuckles are swollen and my forearms are so pumped that even the slightest hand contraction feels impossible."

Johnny Wactor also wrote that he missed moments when people cheered for him while climbing. He mentioned that he misses the scene of blooming flowers accompanied by the silence.

"I miss screaming as I take a massive whip. I miss screaming as I send a months long project. I miss waking up feeling like I got the sh*t kicked out of me from trying so hard. I miss kicking toddlers off the top of mountains. Just kidding. Just seeing if you're still reading."

Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the death of Johnny Wactor

The Daily Mail states that Johnny Wactor was accompanied by a female co-worker from a rooftop bar on West Pico Boulevard and South Hope Street when he was shot dead by a group of three men. The suspects reportedly ran away from the spot in another vehicle.

While an investigation has been launched by the Los Angeles Police Department, the identities of the suspects remain unknown. Johnny's brother Grant revealed to Daily Mail that the bullet hit his chest, and he was walking towards his car with his colleague as they parked it two blocks away from the bar.


Johnny Wactor spent most of his childhood in South Carolina and developed an interest in acting at a young age. He appeared in theater at school and attended the College of Charleston. Johnny then joined Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, followed by Stuart Rogers Studios. Apart from being known for his acting roles in popular shows like General Hospital and Siberia, he is also a writer and producer.

Johnny Wactor is survived by his mother, Scarlett, and his brothers, Lance and Grant.

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