‘General Hospital’ Star Tyler Christopher Dead At 50

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Tyler Christopher in a scene that airs the week of September 27, 2010 on ABC's GENERAL HOSPITAL (3PM ET/2PM CT and PT).
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Actor Tyler Christopher has passed away at the age of 50. 

Christopher was best known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine on “General Hospital.” He appeared in more than 1,100 episodes from 1996 to 2016. He also had a role on “Days of Our Lives” and appeared in 160 episodes between 2001 and 2019. 

His rep, Chi Muoi Lo, released a statement about the shocking death. “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.” 

Throughout this career, Tyler Christopher has won four daytime Emmys, three for “General Hospital” and one for “Days of Our Lives.” Christopher’s former GH co-star, Maurice Benard went on social media and also shared the news of his death. 

In the post, Benard revealed that the actor died of 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,” he wrote.

“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.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyler Christopher’s family and loved ones. He leaves behind a wife and two children, 10 and 4.