Tyler Christopher of General Hospital passes away at 50

Tyler Christopher, the actor best known for his roles on “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives,” has died. 

Tyler Christopher Passes Away At 50

According to a statement from his representative Chi Muoi Lo, Tyler passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering a cardiac event.  

This news was incredibly shocking, and I am devastated by his loss. He was a very gifted actor, and more importantly, an amazing friend. My heart goes out to his friends and family who loved him so much.

Soap Opera Star

Tyler Christopher earned on Daytime Emmy Award and four additional nominations for his role as Nikolas Cassadine on the long-running daytime soap opera “General Hospital.” 

In 2016, Tyler took a “personal leave” from the show and never returned. 

He went on to star on “Days of Our Lives” in the role of Stefan DiMera in 2018 and 2019 and scooped another Daytime Emmy nomination for his performance. 

Tyler’s Personal Life

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Tyler Christopher was married to actress Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004. 

In 2008, he married ESPN reporter Brienne Pedigo and they welcomed two children during their union. 

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Sadly, their marriage came to an end in 2021. 

Tyler Christopher underwent craniotomy surgery in 2019 after he fell in the bathroom of his home and injured his head. 

This past May, Tyler was arrested at the Hollywood-Burbank airport on suspicion of public intoxication. 

His “General Hospital” co-star, Maurice Bernard, took to social media to mourn and pay tribute to his friend writing: 

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Tyler Christopher. Tyler passed away this morning following a cardiac event in his San Diego apartment.

Tyler was a truly talented individual that lit up the screen in every scene he performed and relished bringing joy to his loyal fans through his acting. Tyler was a sweet soul and wonderful friend to all of those who knew him.

Tyler was an advocate for better mental health and substance use treatment who openly spoke about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcohol.

We are beyond devastated by the loss of our dear friend and pray for his children and his father.

See Maurice Bernard’s original post below.

Last year, on his 50th birthday, Tyler shared a sentimental post that included a photo of himself and his children. 

He closed the post by writing: 

To those who did not think I would make it to 50 I will share my favorite poem “I am the master of my fate. I am the Captain of my soul.” The best is yet to come.

See the post below. 

My sincerest condolences and prayers to all who knew and loved Tyler Christopher. 

May he rest in peace.

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