General Hospital’s Tyler Christopher Cause of Death Revealed
In October, it was announced that Tyler Christopher, a daytime soap star, had passed away.
Christopher was best known for roles in “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives.”
Since he was only 50 years old, there were a lot of questions about his cause of death, which have finally been answered.
Christopher’s representative, Chi Muoi Lo, broke the news when he died in October, stating, “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.”
There were no real signs of foul play and the comments made did not make it sound like a suicide, so the questions started to fly.
The only information on this front was that Christopher had taken a “personal leave” in 2017 when he was on “General Hospital,” never returning to the show.
Instead, he popped up on “Days of Our Lives” in 2018, leaving that show in 2019.
In 2019, he had an accident at his home, injuring his head. He had also been arrested in May for public intoxication, which would end up having an impact on his death.
The coroner reported that the cause of death for Christopher was due to "acute alcohol intoxication.” Another condition that contributed to his death was "coronary artery atherosclerosis," which is a buildup of fat and cholesterol, among other things, on the walls of the heart arteries.
Christopher got his start in acting in a General Hospital TV movie in 1996 playing Nikolas Cassadine, which would translate into a role on the daytime TV show, where he appeared in 1,160 episodes.
Along the way, he also added a bunch of single-episode appearances to his acting resume, along with a handful of movie roles.
Along with “General Hospital,” he also landed a role as Stefan DeMira on “Days of Our Lives,” which he left in 2019, as mentioned above, after appearing in 160 episodes of the show.
More recently, he has been concentrating on movies, landing six roles in 2022 and another TV movie in 2023.
The most notable of these movies was “Thor: God of Thunder” in 2022.
Christopher had been nominated for an Emmy five times for “General Hospital,” winning once, and nominated once for “Days of Our Lives.”
Overall, he won eight awards, with nine nominations added to the mix.