Actor Tyler Christopher, who was most known for playing Nikolas Cassadine on the television soap opera “General Hospital,” passed away in San Diego on Tuesday. He was fifty.
Chi Muoi Lo, his manager, confirmed his passing. On Instagram, Mr Christopher’s former co-star Maurice Benard posted that Mr Christopher passed away in his apartment on Tuesday following a “cardiac event.”
From 1996 to 2016, Mr. Christopher portrayed Nikolas Cassadine on “General Hospital,” the year he took home the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series. He played Stefan DiMera on “Days of Our Lives,” another soap opera, for two seasons after departing the cast of “General Hospital.” He made appearances in several other films and TV series.
In his Instagram post, Mr Benard added: “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.”
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He called Mr. Christopher an advocate for mental health, noting that he was candid in discussing his battles with alcoholism, depression, and bipolar disorder.
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In Reader’s Digest, Mr Christopher talked about his battles with alcoholism and bipolar disorder. He said that in addition to taking medicine to treat his mental health issues, he saw a psychiatrist and therapist regularly. He considered his progress since turning forty in a social media post from the previous year.
He added, “In the decade since then my daughter was born, I won an Emmy, was the lead actor in 4 television shows, completed a dozen movies, lived in a half dozen states, relapsed and recovered, survived a traumatic brain injury.”
With his two kids, he claimed he was looking forward to a “quieter life.” It took some time for information regarding Mr. Christopher’s survivors to become accessible. The news of Mr. Christopher’s passing, according to his manager, Mr. Lo, “was incredibly shocking.”
Mr. Lo stated, “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.”