Monday, April 22, 2024

RIP Troubled “General Hospital” Actor Tyler Christopher, 50, Played Nikolas Cassadine, Dead from a “Cardiac Event”


Sad sad news: Tyler Christopher has died. The 50 year old actor spent most of his career playing Nikolas Cassadine on “General Hospital.” But he was in and out of rehab, had many public incidents, and was deeply troubled by addiction. In the last few months he was arrested for passing out at Burbank Airport.

“General Hospital” star Maurice Benard announced the death on his Instagram page. He attributed it to a cardiac event. Christopher was living in San Diego. He leaves his ex wife and two children. Previously, Christopher had been married to actress Eva Longoria.

Christopher was a talented actor. He won the 2016 Daytime Emmy for Best Actor on “General Hospital,” where he’d been working for two decades. But he left the show immediately after and joined “Days of our Lives.” His behavior there was erratic and he left that show as well.

Condolences to his family and friends and fans.

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