Vanessa Marcil is honoring ex-fiancé — and former costar — Tyler Christopher after his dying.
Marcil, 55, took to social media on Thursday, November 2, to share a sequence of photos of herself and Christopher through the years. The actress uploaded numerous journal articles, pink carpet pictures and private photos by way of her Instagram Story, with one publish captioned, “Tyler Christopher Baker: 1972 – 2023.”
She additionally reposted Amber Tamblyn’s Threads publish, the place she honored Christopher and praised him as an actor, writing, “That is crushing information. Tyler Christopher was a beneficiant scene accomplice who was at all times respectful and great on display screen and off.” (Tamblyn, 40, performed Emily Quartermaine on the ABC sequence from 1998 to 2000.)
Marcil and Christoper dated within the late Nineteen Nineties after assembly on the set of Common Hospital the place they portrayed Brenda Barrett and Nikolas Cassadine, respectively. They have been briefly engaged earlier than calling it quits in 1999. Whereas Marcil exited the present in 1998, Christopher remained in his function till 2016, incomes 4 Daytime Emmy nominations all through his run.
Following her romance with Christopher, Marcil was married to Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993 earlier than shifting on with Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Brian Austin Inexperienced. The pair have been collectively for 4 years and welcomed son Kassius Lijah Marcil-Inexperienced in 2002. After their 2003 break up, Marcil tied the knot with Carmine Giovinazzo in 2010, however they referred to as it quits three years later.
Christopher, in the meantime, went on to wed Eva Longoria in 2002. They have been married for 2 years however break up in 2004. He later tied the knot with Brienne Pedigo in 2008 and the duo share two youngsters: Greysun, 14, and Boheme, 8. They divorced in 2021.
Christopher died on Tuesday, October 31, at his San Diego house on the age of fifty. His Common Hospital costar Maurice Benard introduced the information, sharing that he handed away after struggling a “cardiac occasion.”
“It’s with nice unhappiness that we share the information of the passing of Tyler Christopher,” Bernard, 60, wrote by way of an Instagram assertion on the time. “[He] relished bringing pleasure to his loyal followers via his appearing. Tyler was a candy soul and great good friend to all of those that knew him.”
Bernard famous Christopher’s advocacy for “higher psychological well being” and “substance use therapy,” sharing that he “overtly spoke about his wrestle with bipolar melancholy and alcohol.” He concluded by writing, “We’re past devastated by the lack of our expensive good friend and pray for his youngsters and his father.”
Common Hospital EP Frank Valentini additionally shared his condolences in an announcement to Leisure Tonight on Tuesday, saying, “I’m heartbroken over the information of Tyler Christopher’s passing. He was type, an unbelievable actor, and expensive good friend, who was beloved by our GH household and followers of Nikolas Cassadine. On behalf of everybody at Common Hospital, our heartfelt sympathies exit to his family members throughout this troublesome time.”
Along with his time on GH, Christoper starred as Stefan DiMera on Days of Our Lives from 2001 to 2019, nabbing one other Daytime Emmy nomination for the function. The late actor’s different credit embrace taking part in Dan Whitehorse on The Mendacity Sport and starring in Moon Crash, Thor: God of Thunder and 2023’s Ice Storm.