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January 29, 24

NEWS / General Hospital Actor Tyler Christopher's Death Certificate Reveals Cause as Positional Asphyxia Due to Alcohol Intoxication

Actor Tyler Christopher, best known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine on the soap opera General Hospital, passed away on October 31, 2023, at the age of 50. Details surrounding his death were initially unclear, but newly released information sheds light on the tragic circumstances.

According to a report obtained by TMZ, Christopher's death certificate lists the official cause of death as "positional asphyxia due to acute alcohol intoxication." This signifies that he suffocated due to the position he was in while under the influence of alcohol. The document also cites "coronary artery atherosclerosis" as a contributing factor, indicating a build-up of plaque in his arteries. The Medical Examiner's Office classified his death as accidental.

These details emerged after Christopher's friend, unable to reach him for some time, discovered his body in his San Diego apartment bedroom. They subsequently contacted emergency services.

Maurice Benard, Christopher's former co-star on General Hospital, publicly mourned his passing, calling him 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."

Christopher had a long and distinguished career on the soap opera, appearing in over 1,100 episodes between 1996 and 2015, and winning a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance. He also held roles on other soap operas, including Days of Our Lives.

News of Christopher's death sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and his fan base. The release of the death certificate provides more clarity regarding the cause of his passing but underscores the tragic loss of a talented actor who brought joy to audiences for decades.



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