Cast members from General Hospital are showing their support for Jack and Kristina Wagner following the tragic death of their son Harrison.
Kelly Thiebaud, who has played Dr. Britt Westbourne on the show since 2012, told Entertainment Tonight on Friday that she attended the funeral for Harrison who passed away at just 27 years old earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Laura Wright, who plays Carly Corinthos on the show, told ET that while the Wagners have yet to return to set, she assures that the cast ‘will be there with open arms.’
Nancy Lee Grahn also said: ‘She is remarkably strong and she’s an exemplary mother. It was a very challenging to have a son that has an addiction. That is a disease.’
‘They both handle it every well, but Kristina I admire her very much and she’s doing really well, under the circumstances. Very strong.’
Showing support: Cast members from General Hospital are doing everything they can to show their support for Jack and Kristina Wagner after the death of their son Harrison (pictured 2015)
The LA County Coroner’s Office said Harrison’s death needed ‘more investigation’ at first before the family later revealed that Harrison ‘lost his battle with addiction.’
While this is a major tragedy for the General Hospital family, it isn’t the first they’ve been through in recent months.
Sam McCall actress Kelly Monaco said her cast mates were there for when she went through a tragedy of her own last year.
‘I had a similar experience in November with my best friend and the General Hospital cast was amazing,’ she revealed.
‘It’s a family, and the same grace has been extended to Kristina and Jack. I have chills talking about it. My heart goes out to them because I know exactly what they’re feeling. It’s tragic. And I hope more people are aware of the epidemic that’s going — that’s been going on — for decades.’
Funeral: Kelly Thiebaud, who has played Dr. Britt Westbourne on the show since 2012, told Entertainment Tonight Friday that she attended the funeral for Harrison
Another tragedy: Sam McCall actress Kelly Monaco said her cast mates were there for when she went through a tragedy of her own last year
After Harrison passed, Jack and Kristina announced a scholarship fund in his son’s name.
The couple announced The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund dedicated to their son’s memory, saying ‘He has left behind many men and family members who loved him deeply.’
The family added: ‘We are heartbroken that he ultimately lost his battle with addiction and we hope that Harrison’s memory will live on through this scholarship and will help other young men get help for their addiction that would not otherwise be able to afford it.’
Scholars: After Harrison passed, Jack and Kristina announced a scholarship fund in his son’s name (pictured 2015)
Missing: Harrison, who was a musician, had for many years battle drug addiction, and even went missing for a week in 2016
Harrison, who was a musician, had for many years battle drug addiction, and even went missing for a week in 2016.
His brother Peter, 31, and Top Gun: Maverick actress girlfriend Sophia Bui, 27, took to Instagram to share their tributes.
Peter posted several throwback photos from their childhood where they were playing outdoors.
‘Always with you,’ Peter captioned the post.
Sophia also shared a touching post as she said she was ‘heartbroken.’
His girl: Harrison’s girlfriend Sophia Bui – and actress who has starred on Minx and in Top Gun: Maverick – also shared a touching post as she said she was ‘heartbroken.’ ‘Seven years, on and off, round and round we loved each other. For better or for worse,’ the Texas native wrote in her caption as she was seen with her boyfriend
His brother is gone: His brother Peter, 31, shared a tribute this week. He posted several throwback photos from their childhood where they were playing outdoors
‘Seven years, on and off, round and round we loved each other. For better or for worse,’ the Texas native wrote in her caption as she was seen with her boyfriend.
‘In sickness and in health. Sorry, I missed yr calls in the middle of the night these last few days. I miss sleeping in yr polar bear arms, curled up. I miss sending you silly animal videos. I miss you sending gorgeous songs that made me cry.’
She also said he was ‘the balm that soothed my soul.’
‘I was never alone in this world with you. You were the balm that soothed my soul,’ she shared. ‘I will always choose to love you in this world and in any other life.’
They will always be near in the heart: ‘Always with you,’ Peter captioned the post
An athlete too: Harrison was seen on the football field in this image
Fans were shocked when news broke on Tuesday that Harrison had died.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said that Harrison was pronounced dead in North Hollywood at 5:14 a.m. local time and that his cause of his death is currently under investigation.
Harrison’s last Instagram post was from May 22. He was seen sitting alone as his caption read: ‘Focus. YOU are left with YOU and your thoughts.’
Jack and Kristina have yet to comment of the passing of their son who had worked as a musician and DJ.
The way they were: Jack with Harrison at the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2006
The family: Kristina and sons Peter and Harrison; this image was posted on May 20
On May 20, Kristina shared her last Instagram post. She was seen sitting with her sons Peter and Harrison on stairs of a home.
‘A bittersweet farewell to the place we called Wagner Ranch for 25 years,’ wrote the star.
‘The prickly beauty of the high desert and a landscape surrounded by national forests always reminded us that there is peace when you are willing to look for it. Oh Ranch, it’s time to part. We’ll miss you so much with our heartwarming memories. We know that there are many opportunities for joy ahead.’
His career: Jack came to fame in show business in 1991 when he worked on the soap opera Santa Barbara. In 1997 he was cast on another soaper Sunset Beach then in 1994 he landed the role of Dr Peter Burns on Melrose Place
Jack welcomed Harrison in December 1994 with his wife at the time, Kristina.
She has had a successful career in Hollywood and is best know for her TV show When Calls The Heart as well as the films Children of Internment and The Storyteller.
Together Jack and Kristina also have 31-year-old son Peter.
The couple wed in 1993 and divorced in 2006.
Jack also has daughter Kerry, born in 1988, after having a one night stand with a woman.
They were an item: Jack and Heather started dating in 2007, became engaged then split in 2020. Seen in 2011 in London
In 2016 Harrison was reported as missing.
Harrison was gone for a week after a relapse, it was shared by his father.
‘I’m going to ask those who want to share their fears, addictions & struggles to do so w me via Twitter. We can face them 2gether, I’ll start,’ Jack said.
‘I fear for my youngest sons safety,’ he added later. ‘Harrison has struggled w drugs & alcohol just as I did when I was younger. He’s relapsed & is MIA 5days.’
In 2018, Wagner said that the death of his idol, rapper Mac Miller, was a wakeup call.
He tweeted: ‘It’s a wake up call for those who are still using out there and suffer from the disease.’
Soap star: Jack seen with a female costar on The Bold And The Beautiful
Jack came to fame in show business in 1991 when he worked on the soap opera Santa Barbara.
In 1997 he was cast on another soap, Sunset Beach then in 1994 he landed the role of Dr. Peter Burns on Melrose Place, where he met his future girlfriend Heather Locklear.
Jack and Heather started dating in 2007, became engaged then split in 2020.
Next came Titans in 2000 and in 2013 he was cast on General Hospital. He was also on The Bold And The Beautiful and When Calls The Heart with Kristina.
His next film is Falling For Christmas which is due out later this year.
Still handsome: The actor is seen here in Los Angeles in 2019P
Originally posted 2022-06-27 20:14:05.