The soap opera world is mourning the loss of one of their stars.
Tyler Christoper, known for his roles on General Hospital and Days of Our Lives, has died. He was 50.
His representative, Chi Muoi Lo, told CNN the actor died Tuesday morning.
“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.”
Christopher’s former co-star Maurice Bernard shared a tribute to the late actor on Instagram writing, “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.”
According to Bernard’s statement, Christopher died in his San Diego apartment following a “cardiac event.”
Christopher played Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital from 1996 to 2016 before taking a “personal leave” from the show.
During his time on the soap opera he earned one Daytime Emmy and four additional nominations.
Following his stint on General Hospital he went on to star as Stefan DiMera on Days of Our Lives where he earned himself another Daytime Emmy nomination.
Christopher, who was married to Eva Longoria from 2001 to 2004, married ESPN reporter Brienne Pedigo in 2008. The couple share two children.
The two reportedly split in 2021.
Rest in peace, Tyler Christopher. Thank you for all the entertainment you provided so many of us over the year.