General Hospital Star Tyler Christopher’s Autopsy Report Reveals New Details on Cause of Death General Hospital Star Tyler Christopher’s Autopsy Report Reveals New Details on Cause of Death
Tyler Christopher’s Autopsy Reveals New Details on Cause of Death
Officials have shed further light on Tyler Christopher’s tragic death.
The General Hospital alum died on Oct. 31 at age 50 from positional asphyxia due to acute alcohol intoxication, with a contributing factor of coronary artery atherosclerosis, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
His cause of death was broken down in an autopsy report, obtained by E! News, which noted that Tyler was last seen on Oct. 30 “heavily intoxicated.”
When a friend went to check up on him the following day, the Soap Opera star was found unresponsive by his bed in a “position that would compromise his breathing,” per the report.
Upon an autopsy, a forensic pathologist discovered hardening in Tyler’s coronary arteries and fatty change of the liver.
The findings were listed as effects of “natural disease” in the report, while a toxicology test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.327 percent with no drugs or medications detected in his system.
The report stated that Tyler’s manner of death was an accident “based on the autopsy findings and the circumstances surrounding the death.”
Prior to officials determining Tyler’s Cause Of Death, his former General Hospital costar Maurice Benard said the actor died from heart-related issues.
“Tyler passed away this morning following a cardiac event in his San Diego apartment,” he wrote in an Oct. 31 Instagram post. “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.”
Calling the actor a “sweet soul and wonderful friend to all of those who knew him,” Maurice continued, “Tyler was an advocate for better mental health and substance use treatment who openly spoke about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcohol.”
From 1996 to 2016, Tyler starred on General Hospital as Nikolas Cassadine, a role that won him a Daytime Emmy.
In addition to his work on the ABC series, he portrayed Stefan DiMera on Days of Our Lives from 2001 to 2019.
Tyler is survived by his and ex Brienne Pedigo’s kids: son Greysun, 14, and daughter Boheme, 8.
Keep reading to see his life in photos:
- Tyler Christopher with actress and then-wife Eva Longoria at the Daytime Emmy Awards in New York City.
- The couple attended the Rose Education Foundation gala.
- The actor and Brienne Pedigo stepped out at the The Hills CD release party in West Hollywood, Calif., before tying the knot the following year.
- He starred as Nikolas Cassadine in General Hospital from 1996 to 2016.
- He’s seen in an emotional scene with Rebecca Herbst.
- He earned a Daytime Emmy Award for General Hospital.
- He looked sharp at the NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour.
- Deidre Hall and Christopher posed for a Days of Our Lives photo shoot.
- Christopher’s official portrait.
‘General Hospital’ star Avery Pohl abruptly exits after character is presumed dead in shocking cliffhanger
General Hospital’s Avery Pohl exits after Esme presumed dead
Pohl played Esme Prince on the Soap Opera since August 2021.
“General Hospital” has lost another cast member.
Avery Pohl — who played Esme Prince — has exited the long-running ABC Soap Opera after her character presumably died on the Jan. 31 episode.
Her departure was confirmed to Soap Opera Digest on Thursday.
“At the end of the day, my job is to help tell a story and to entertain people, and if people are entertained by the fact that they love to loathe me, then I guess my job is done!” Pohl said in a statement.
The episode showed Nicholas Alexander Chavez’s character, Spencer, die alongside Esme after she stabbed him with a drug injection on a yacht in Paris.
Pohl played Chavez’s love interest — and eventual deranged ex.
Esme was jealous of his newfound relationship with Trina (Tabyana Ali) and she turned homicidal.
As Spencer and his ex were fighting, both fell into the ocean and drowned.
Pohl joined the soap in August 2021 and appeared in more than 200 episodes. She took to Instagram at the time to express her joy over her life-changing casting.
“Look out everyone … Esme Prince has officially made it to Port Charles!! I swear my face is ECSTATIC under my mask,” she captioned a photo.
“So thrilled to join @generalhospitalabc and work with this AMAZING cast and crew. Special thank you to Frank Valentini, Mark Teschner and all of the producers, writers, and directors. So honored to get to work with such kind and hard working people … One final thank you to @jaykgallagher Tony Martinez and everyone at @kmrtalent for their hard work and support over the years!”
Pohl and Ali may have played enemies on “General Hospital,” but they are best friends in real life.
Ali told “Soap Opera Digest” that she will miss working with Pohl on set every day.
“With Avery, it’s a little different because she lives right across the street from me and I talk to her all the time,” she noted. “But I was still like, ‘Dang, I’m not going to see you at work! But I will see you in the neighborhood!’”
She added that she chats and hangs out with Pohl “frequently.”
“The day that Avery left was a very tearful day. We all gave her hugs and flowers and gifts. It was a bittersweet thing.”
‘General Hospital’ Star Tyler Christopher Cause Of Death Revealed By Medical Examiner
‘General Hospital’ Star Tyler Christopher Cause Of Death Revealed By Medical Examiner – Deadline
Medical Examiner Gives ‘General Hospital’ star Cause Of Death.
General Hospital star Tyler Christopher’s official cause of death was positional asphyxia due to acute alcohol intoxication, it was revealed Friday.
According to documents from the San Diego Medical Examiner obtained by TMZ, Christopher – who died on Oct. 31 last year – suffocated after being acutely intoxicated and not being positioned.
The report by the Medical Examiner Office listed a contributing condition as coronary artery atherosclerosis.
Christopher’s body was found in his bedroom. He starred in more than 1,100 episodes of General Hospital.