At the age of 50, Tyler Christopher, a famous actor known for his role in General Hospital, has passed away. He died on Tuesday morning in his San Diego apartment after having a heart problem.
His Friend Confirmed the News
Maurice Benard, who acted alongside Tyler in General Hospital, confirmed Tyler Christopher’s death on his Instagram account.
Tyler’s Acting Career
From 1996 to 2016, Tyler Christopher played the character Nikolas Cassadine in the well-known medical drama, General Hospital. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his role as Stefan DiMera on Days of Our Lives from 2018 to 2019.
Tyler Christopher’s Personal Life
Tyler Christopher got married to Brienne Pedigo, a former ESPN reporter, in 2008, but they divorced in 2021. They had two children together named Greysun James Christopher and Boheme Christopher. Before this, he was married to Eva Longoria, a former Desperate Housewives star, from 2002 to 2004.
Friends and Colleagues Pay Tribute
After the sad news of his passing, many friends, colleagues, and former cast members have posted tributes on social media to honor Tyler Christopher.
Maurice Benard’s Emotional Message
Maurice Benard shared his deep sadness about Tyler Christopher’s passing. He mentioned that Tyler had a special talent and brought joy to his fans with his performances. Benard also praised him as a kind and amazing friend to all who knew him.
Advocate for Mental Health and Drug Treatment
Maurice Benard also highlighted Tyler Christopher’s advocacy for better mental health and drug-use treatment. Tyler had been open about his struggles with alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Benard expressed his sympathy for Tyler’s family and children and the loss of their close friend.
Frank Valentini, the executive producer of General Hospital, also expressed his deep sadness over Tyler Christopher’s passing. He described Tyler as a great actor, a kind person, and a dear friend to fans and the General Hospital family. He sent his condolences to Tyler’s family.
Tyler Christopher’s Guardianship
Tyler Christopher had been under the guardianship of his sister, Susan Asmo Baker, since 2019. In an interview in July, he talked about regaining control of his life after a family member took advantage of him. He mentioned that he never expected such a thing to happen.
Tyler Christopher had some legal troubles related to his guardianship. He accused his sister of using his guardianship money for personal expenses, which she denied.
In May, Tyler Christopher was arrested at the Hollywood Burbank Airport for suspected public intoxication. He had a similar incident in 2019 when he fell asleep in an Uber. He entered a guilty plea, and the judge did not order him to attend alcohol rehabilitation.