Susan Lucci’s Husband Helmut Huber Dead at 84: Details

Actress Susan Lucci’s husband, Helmut Huber, has died. He was 84.

“Helmut’s passing is a tremendous loss for all who knew and loved him. He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, and friend,” a representative for the family told Us Weekly In a statement on Wednesday March 30. “The family kindly asks for privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”

People The news was first reported by the Pine Valley Productions CEO, who noted that Huber had died peacefully in Long Island (New York) on Monday, March 28, 2008. The Pine Valley Productions CEO — who wed the All My Children alum in 1969 — is survived by Lucci, 75, their two children and five grandchildren. The couple shared a daughter Liza Huber, 47, and son Andreas Huber, 31. (Liza and husband Alexander George Hesterberg IIIare the parents to Royce, 16, Brendan 14, Hayden 11, and Mason, 9, respectively, while Andreas is their wife Courtney Velasco share son Wolf, 5.)

Helmut, who eventually became Lucci’s manager, met his wife in 1965 when they both worked at a local Long Island restaurant. The Austrian-born Lucci became a U.S. citizen on January 1994. He worked as a waitress and the chef. While the Joy Actress accepted a proposal from a man in 1968. However, she ended her engagement after realizing that she had stronger feelings towards the restauranteur.

“I was thinking at the time that he was much more attractive than I even knew, and I shouldn’t be feeling like that. Something is wrong with this picture,” the Dallas During a January 2019 interview with, an alum stated that he was a proud alum. Yahoo! Yahoo! Lifestyle. “But I didn’t know what to do with it.”

After a three-month-long romance, Helmut proposed to her shortly before she joined the cast. All My Children as Erica Kane.

“I feel so lucky too that Helmut is so secure and I always look to him because he’s very smart,” Lucci gushed to Yahoo! Yahoo! Lifestyle. “I’m not even gonna say supportive, it’s so beyond that. It’s involved, it’s hands-on, really there for me.”

Helmut, for his part, added at the time: “And to love somebody like that, [it] doesn’t happen that often. And if it does happen, it’s the most wonderful thing in the world.”

Through the years, the couple continued to display their long-lasting marriage via social networking.

“Selfie with my handsome husband—looking for the best lighting? Stand in front of a vanity with surround-lit mirror,” the Devious maids Alum captioned January Instagram photo with her husband.

Nearly one month before Helmut’s death, the pair spent a romantic Valentine’s Day together.

“Happy Valentine’s Day! Sending love from [a] beautiful dinner at Daniel Boulud’s gorgeous iconic Daniel in New York!! 💘💘,” Lucci wrote via Instagram last month, adding a “Celebrate Love” hashtag to her post.

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