‘General Hospital’ star Tyler Christopher’s official cause of death revealed

“General Hospital” star Tyler Christopher’s cause of death has been revealed nearly three months after he was found unresponsive in his San Diego apartment.

According to the Medical Examiner Office’s report, which was obtained by TMZ Friday, Christopher died at the age of 50 from positional asphyxia due to acute alcohol intoxication, meaning he suffocated from the position he was in while intoxicated.

Coronary artery atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque inside of the arteries, was listed as a contributing factor.

His death was ruled accidental.

Page Six confirmed Christopher’s death on Oct. 31, 2023, with his rep telling us, “This news was incredibly shocking, and I am devastated by his loss.”

He died from suffocation due to the way he was positioned while sleeping under the influence of alcohol. WireImage
Coronary artery atherosclerosis was also listed as a contributing condition, the Medical Examiner Office’s report read, according to TMZ. Steven Bergman / AFF-USA.COM / MEGA

“He was a very gifted actor, and more importantly, an amazing friend,” the rep continued. “My heart goes out to his friends and family who loved him so much.”

Christopher’s “General Hospital” co-star and longtime pal, Maurice Benard, announced his death via Instagram the same night.

“Tyler was 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,” he said of the Daytime Emmy Award winner.

Christoper’s cause of death was ruled as accidental. ©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection

“Tyler was a sweet soul and wonderful friend to all of those who knew him.”

Benard also commended him for his mental health and substance abuse advocacy, as he lived with and “openly spoke about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcohol.”

Christopher admitted in 2022 that he lost his job at “General Hospital” due to his alcohol abuse.

“It was devastating for a myriad of reasons,” he recalled to Benard on his “State of Mind” mental health podcast.

Christopher, who also acted on “Days of Our Lives,” struggled with alcoholism and substance abuse throughout his life. Alberto E. Rodriguez
He is survived by two children. Alberto E. Rodriguez

“One: The thing that I love the most was taken away. Two: I threw it away. Nobody took it away from me. I dropped it.”

Months before his death, Christopher was arrested for allegedly napping on the ground of a South Carolina airport while intoxicated.

He is survived by his two children, Greysun James Christopher and Boheme Christopher.