‘General Hospital’ Actress Dead at 62

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Bergen Williams, best known for her role on the iconic daytime soap opera ‘General Hospital’ has now passed away at the age of 62.

Laura Lynn “Bergen” Williams, known for playing Big Alice Gunderson on “General Hospital,” has died. She was 62.

The soap opera star passed away after a battle with Wilson’s disease, a rare, inherited condition that causes copper to accumulate in vital organs including the brain. While treatable if diagnosed early, the disease can cause liver failure, kidney problems and death.

Williams succumbed to the illness July 20, her sister said via Twitter, but the family has only chosen to share the news publicly this month.

“Bergen Williams succumbed to the ravages of Wilson’s Disease surrounded by loving family,” reads a post captioned “Rest in Power Bergen Williams” by a Twitter account claiming to be run by her sister. “Bergen was a writer, inventor and actress who played Big Alice on the TV soap ‘General Hospital.’ ”

Williams was also known for her other roles in 7th Heaven,” “NYPD Blue,”  and “Scrubs.”

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