Death of Tyler Christopher: General Hospital and Days of Our Lives star dies at age 50
General Hospital and Days of Our Lives a star Tyler Christopher has died aged 50 after a “heart attack”.
The terrible news was confirmed by him General Hospital co-star Maurice Benard, 60, this morning.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of Tyler Christopher’s death. Tyler passed away this morning after a heart attack at his apartment in San Diego,” Benard said in his post Instagram.
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“Tyler was a very talented person who lit up the screen in every scene he did and loved to please his loyal fans through his acting. Tyler was a sweet soul and a wonderful friend to all who knew him,” Benard continued.
He said: “Tyler was an advocate for better mental health and substance use treatment who spoke openly about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcoholism.”
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“We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and we pray for his children and father,” he concluded.
“This is heartbreaking. I loved him at General Hospital. Sending love and prayers to his family and friends,” one fan wrote under the post.
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Christopher is best known for his roles as Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital and Stefan DiMera on Days of Our Lives.
He is survived by two children he shares with his ex-wife, Brienne Pedigo.
He was married to Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004.
He made the TV movie Ice Storm which came out this year and has also appeared in 2022 Thor: God of Thunder.
It was nominated for five Daytime Emmys General Hospital.
according to Peopleshe was placed under his sister’s custody back in 2019.
He reportedly suffered an accident that year and internal bleeding during “alcohol withdrawal”.
He was reportedly arrested in May for “public drunkenness”.
according to Bloomberg Law, he said his sister “used his finances” while he was his guardian.
“I never thought in a million years that a family member would take advantage of me,” he said in an interview. But his sister denied the allegations.
The protection ended in 2021
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