Bergen Williams, best known for starring as Big Alice Gunderson on General Hospital, dead at 62


Bergen Williams, best known for starring as Big Alice Gunderson on General Hospital, dead at 62 after battle with rare condition’

  • The actress had an inherited condition called Wilson’s Disease which causes copper to accumulate in vital organs including the brain 
  • It could be treated if diagnosed early enough but can cause liver failure, kidney problems, and even death 
  • On Tuesday, someone claiming to be her sister announced on Twitter that she had succumbed to the illness on July 20 but the family chose to keep it private until this month 
  • The post read: ‘Bergen Williams succumbed to the ravages of Wilson’s Disease surrounded by loving family’ 
  • She starred as Big Alice Gunderson on General Hospital from 2001 to 2014 


Longtime General Hospital castmember Bergen Williams has died at age 62 after battling a rare health condition in which copper accumulates in the organs.

 The talented actress – full name Laura Lynn ‘Bergen’ Williams – had an inherited condition called Wilson’s Disease which causes copper to accumulate in vital organs including the brain.

It could be treated if diagnosed early enough but can cause liver failure, kidney problems, and even death.

Tragic: Longtime General Hospital castmember Bergen Williams has died at age 62 after battling a rare health condition in which copper accumulates in the organs

Signature role: She starred as Big Alice Gunderson on General Hospital from 2001 to 2014

Signature role: She starred as Big Alice Gunderson on General Hospital from 2001 to 2014

On Tuesday, someone claiming to be her sister announced on Twitter that she had succumbed to the illness on July 20 but the family chose to keep it private until this month.

The post read: ‘Bergen Williams succumbed to the ravages of Wilson’s Disease surrounded by loving family.

‘Bergen was a writer, inventor and actress who played Big Alice on the TV soap “General Hospital.”‘

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