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Homedeparted'General Hospital' star Tyler Christopher struggled with alcoholism, bipolar disorder before death

‘General Hospital’ star Tyler Christopher struggled with alcoholism, bipolar disorder before death

Tyler Christopher was known and beloved by many fans for his roles as Nikolas Cassadine on “General Hospital” and Stefan DiMera on “Days of Our Lives,” but off-set, the actor was also open about his struggles with alcoholism and bipolar disorder during his career before his death this week at 50 years old. 

Tyler’s former “General Hospital” co-star Maurice Benard said that he died Tuesday morning after a “cardiac event” at his San Diego apartment. 

Benard added, “Tyler was a sweet soul and wonderful friend to all of those who knew him. Tyler was an advocate for better mental health and substance use treatment who openly spoke about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcohol.”

Christopher opened up about his alcoholism and bipolar disorder in a recent op-ed for Reader’s Digest. 

“He was kind, an incredible actor and a dear friend, who was beloved by our #GH family and fans of Nikolas Cassadine,” Valentini wrote on X.

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