Tyler Christopher, greatest identified for his work as Nikolas Cassadine Common Hospitaldied of coronary heart illness on the age of fifty.
Maurice Benard, the actor’s co-star within the long-running opera, confirmed his dying in a publish on Instagram on Tuesday, saying his family and friends are “devastated” by the loss.
“It’s with nice disappointment that we share the information of the passing of Tyler Christopher,” Benard wrote in an Oct. 31 publish.
In accordance with his tribute, Christopher died after struggling a “coronary heart assault” in his condo in San Diego, California. It’s at the moment unclear when the incident occurred.
“Tyler was a really proficient particular person who lit up the display screen in each scene he performed and loved bringing pleasure to his loyal followers by way of his appearing,” Benard wrote, remembering his good friend and colleague.
The man actor wrote that Christopher was a “candy soul and fantastic good friend” and a tireless advocate for these fighting substance abuse.
“Tyler was an advocate for higher psychological well being and substance use therapy and spoke overtly about his struggles with bipolar despair and alcohol,” Benard continued.
“We’re past devastated by the lack of our expensive good friend and are praying for his kids and his father,” the actor concluded in his publish.
Previous to his 13-year marriage to ESPN reporter Brienne Pedigo, Christopher was married Flamin’ Sizzling director and Determined housewives star Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004. After his divorce from Longoria, he married Pedigo in 2008 and the couple had two kids, Greysun James Christopher and Boheme Christopher, earlier than divorcing in 2021.
In an announcement shared with ET, Common Hospital EP chief Frank Valentini confirmed Christopher’s dying and provided his condolences to his household.
“I’m heartbroken by the information of Tyler Christopher’s passing. He was a form, fantastic actor and expensive good friend, who was cherished by our GH household and followers of Nikolas Cassadine,” Valentini wrote.
“On behalf of everybody at Common Hospital, our honest condolences exit to his family members throughout this tough time,” the assertion mentioned.
Throughout its twenty-year run on Common Hospital, Christopher earned 4 Daytime Emmy nominations. In 2016, he received the award for Finest Lead Actor in a Drama Sequence for the present.
Along with his most notable position on the cleaning soap opera, the actor performed Stefan DiMera Days of our lives which earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination. He additionally appeared in exhibits like Angel, Charmed, JAG and Felicity.