There is a battle brewing over cleaning soap opera star Sonya Eddy‘s posthumous Daytime Emmy … together with her estranged household decided to take the trophy again from her buddy and producing associate.
This is the deal … Sonya died on the finish of 2022 and he or she received a Daytime Emmy final month for her work on “Common Hospital,” together with her producing associate and buddy Tyler Ford accepting the award on her behalf.
Now, Sonya’s relations need the award of their possession … and so they’re pissed it wasn’t given to them within the first place.
Sonya’s youthful brother, Robbie Eddy, tells TMZ … the Tv Academy did not inform her household she was going to be profitable an Emmy beforehand, and Tyler’s advised them he’ll hold her trophy.
We’re advised Sonya’s complete household is now working to get the Emmy … sending a letter to the Tv Academy.
Whereas Sonya’s kin waits to listen to again from the Academy, we’re advised they really feel this complete factor is a slap within the face — they’re nonetheless grieving, and this dispute is making that course of tougher. Plus, the Emmys occurred shortly earlier than the 1-year anniversary of her dying.
Sonya’s brother says the household has no plans to take any type of authorized motion in opposition to Tyler or the Academy … they do not wish to tarnish her reminiscence with a lawsuit, they’re simply hoping Tyler does the “proper factor” and palms over her Emmy.
If the Eddys do get the trophy, we’re advised Sonya’s 84-year-old mom will maintain onto the award … the household says her mother sponsored Sonya’s Hollywood profession.
Now, we have additionally heard Sonya was really estranged from some relations when she died — she wasn’t getting alongside together with her brother as a result of they have been combating over who was going to supply and care for his or her mother, who has Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Sonya’s brother tells us they have been engaged on repairing their relationship not lengthy earlier than she died.
We have reached out to Tyler and the Tv Academy … to this point no phrase again