Cleaning soap opera followers are in mourning this week after the previous “Normal Hospital” star Tyler Christopher was discovered useless on Monday morning at his dwelling in San Diego, California. He was solely 50 years-old.
— Jon Lindstrom (@thejonlindstrom) October 31, 2023
Christopher Passes Away
Daily Mail reported that Christopher’s loss of life was introduced by his former “Normal Hospital” co-star Maurice Benard, who took to social media to disclose the main points behind his premature passing.
“It’s with nice disappointment that we share the information of the passing of Tyler Christopher,” Benard wrote. “Tyler handed away this morning following a cardiac occasion in his San Diego house. Tyler was a very gifted person that lit up the display screen in each scene he carried out and relished bringing pleasure to his loyal followers by means of his appearing.”
“Tyler was a candy soul and fantastic buddy to all of those that knew him,” he continued. “Tyler was an advocate for higher psychological well being and substance use therapy who overtly spoke about his struggles with bipolar melancholy and alcohol. We’re past devastated by the lack of our pricey buddy and pray for his kids and his father.”
Christopher’s consultant Chi Muoi Lo additionally confirmed his loss of life.
“This information was extremely surprising, and I’m devastated by his loss,” the star’s rep informed CNN. “He was a really gifted actor, and extra importantly, an incredible buddy. My coronary heart goes out to his family and friends who liked him a lot.”
To date this 12 months #GH #GeneralHospital #GH60 has had 4 devastating losses, 1st it was #SonyaEddy then it was #JacklynZeman then it was #BillyMiller and now #TylerChristopher #RIPSonyaEddy #RIPJacklynZeman #RIPBillyMiller #RIPTylerChristopher such gifted actors & actresses. pic.twitter.com/jXxwOXeFJu
— King (@MrKingCoop) November 1, 2023
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Christopher was greatest identified for enjoying the function of Nikolas Cassadine for 1,153 episodes of Normal Hospital from 1996 till he left the present in 2016. Throughout that point, he garnered 4 daytime Emmy nominations and gained the award for Excellent Lead Actor in a Drama Sequence in 2016. Christopher would go on to star in 159 episodes of the cleaning soap opera “Days Of Our Lives,” enjoying the character of Stefan DiMera from 2018-2019.
— Alicia (@LukeLauraGH) November 1, 2023
“I’m heartbroken over the information of Tyler Christopher’s passing. He was sort, an unbelievable actor, and pricey buddy, who was beloved by our GH household and followers of Nikolas Cassadine. On behalf of everybody at Normal Hospital, our heartfelt sympathies exit to his family members throughout this troublesome time,” Frank Valentini, the chief producer of “Normal Hospital, mentioned in an announcement.
On behalf of everybody at @GeneralHospital, our heartfelt sympathies exit to his family members throughout this troublesome time. (2/2)
— Frank Valentini (@valentinifrank) October 31, 2023
Christopher’s Private Life And Struggles
In his private life, Christopher was married to the previous “Determined Housewives” star Eva Longoria from 2002 till they divorced in 2004. He went on to marry the previous ESPN character Brienne Pedigo in 2008, having two kids along with her earlier than they divorced in 2021.
the summer time of 2004
lengthy story quick…a casting director informed me Tyler was married to Eva Longoria, one of many leads of a brand new ABC fall present.
I have been a fan ever since
Nikolas Cassadine (GH) 😍 🥺
RIP Tyler Christopher 💔 🙏 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/4e6Or38Ztm
— Love L.A.- 99% (@loveandhatela) November 1, 2023
Sadly, Christopher’s ultimate years have been plagued with struggles with alcohol that landed him in authorized bother on numerous events. Six months in the past, he was arrested after passing out drunk at an LA airport, the second time that he was arrested for public intoxication in simply three years.
On Could 26, Christopher was discovered handed out on the ground of the Burbank Airport in Los Angeles. When police woke Christopher up, he informed them he had missed his flight earlier than they handcuffed him and booked him on a public intoxication cost.
The cleaning soap opera star had beforehand been arrested for public intoxication in his hometown of Martinsville, Indiana in November of 2019, spending his forty seventh birthday behind bars.
“Performing is about appearing, not about being a film star.”
– Tyler Christopher pic.twitter.com/ZqrTvsb3Zf
— casey (@_Case1999) November 1, 2023
In an interview final 12 months, Christopher opened up about his struggles with alcohol, revealing that he first began consuming on the age of 9.
“Sooner or later, you can’t survive it,” he mentioned on the time. “Sooner or later, it’s going to kill you – and it has. Thrice, I’ve flatlined. And no one is aware of that.”
“Thrice I’ve flatlined, and so they introduced me again,” he added. “Twice from [alcohol] poisoning, as soon as from withdrawal.”
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