General Hospital Actor Tyler Christopher Passes Away at 50

A well-known TV star, Tyler Christopher, has died at the age of 50, as confirmed by his co-star. He passed away due to a heart problem in his San Diego apartment, revealed Maurice Benard, his colleague from General Hospital.

In a heartfelt message on Instagram, Benard praised Christopher’s talent, mentioning how he brightened every scene he was in and brought joy to his fans through his acting. He also highlighted Christopher’s advocacy for better mental health and substance use treatment as he openly spoke about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcohol.

Christopher, whose real name was Tyler Christopher Baker, was born in Joliet, Illinois, in 1972. He later moved to Delaware, Ohio, with his parents. After attending Ohio Wesleyan University, he ventured into acting in Los Angeles, where he initially used the name Tyler Baker.

Although he initially missed out on the role of Stone Cates in “General Hospital,” he later joined the show as Nikolas Cassadine in 1996. After a successful stint, he left in 1999 but made a comeback in 2013. He received critical acclaim, winning a Daytime Emmy Award in 2016 for his outstanding performance on the show.

Aside from his soap opera fame, Christopher appeared in various shows and films, including “The Twilight Zone,” “The Lying Game,” “Charmed,” “Beyond the Lights,” and “Shouting Secrets.” Throughout his career, he was married twice, first to Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004, and later to ESPN reporter Brienne Pedigo, with whom he shared two children.

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