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Constance Towers Pays Tribute to Her ‘General Hospital’ Grandson, Tyler Christopher

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The remembrances continue to be written and pour in for Tyler Christopher. The former General Hospital and Days of our Lives star passed away Tuesday morning, October 31st at the age of 50. While all the details of his death have not been made public, his co-stars and colleagues have shared their grief for the talented actor who was gone too soon.

One of the actresses to play numerous dramatic scenes throughout Tyler’s time on General Hospital was Constance Towers. The scenes between Christopher’s Nikolas and his grandmother were often fraught with tension, high stakes and high emotions. At one point, in the storyline, Nikolas had even poisoned Helena to her demise.  But through it all, Constance and Tyler adored each other.

Taking to her Facebook, Constance shared this beautiful tribute, which speaks to the fact that Tyler was a father in his own right, battled his demons, and yet delivered unforgettable performances.

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Constance expressed: “Tyler Christopher played my grandson, Nikolas, on GH for many years. My character, Helena Cassadine is lethal, evil, without compassion for anyone… except her grandson. She only makes a mistake when a decision concerns Nikolas, her Achilles heel. The joy of having Tyler as that grandson made the role so easy to play. He was the nicest, sweetest, most caring young man. It was tragic to watch him battle with his demons but so gratifying to see him winning the battle. I loved him and will miss him.”

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She then shared this moment about Tyler and his son, Greysun: “One of my lasting memories of Tyler occurred on the set one day as we were about to shoot a scene. A little voice said ‘Dad?’ Surprised we stopped and realized it was his six year old son whom he had brought to work with him that day. Tyler stepped forward not knowing what to expect and in the most gentle of voices asked ‘What is it son?’ ‘I just had to say I love you dad.’ Tyler hugged him and no one objected. His patient and loving way touched all of us… even the toughest of executives.”

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Towers has played Helena Cassadine for numerous years and appearances on General Hospital including runs from: 1997–2007, 2009–2017, 2019–2020, and a brief return in 2022. Christopher portrayed Nikolas, and the role of Connor Bishop on the ABC daytime drama series during the years of 1996-2016.

What do you think about the sentiments shared by Constance Towers on the passing of her former on-screen grandson, Tyler Christopher? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Why am I not surprised? I have not read a discouraging word yet from ANYONE!

I love Constance. Very elegant, but she wasn’t greek in her portrayal at all of Helena Cassadine. Total miscast, but what can you say? What’s done is done. Very elegant rememberance though.

At the end of our lives it’s our tendency to forgive the bad things and the trying times in ones lives and it’s good to see his cast remember the good stuff.

The Cassadines were revised to be a mix of Greek and Russian. CT definitely could pull off the Russian element.

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Pens Touching Farewell to Gregory Harrison

Following the on-screen death of his on-screen father, Gregory Chase played by Gregory Harrison, longtime soap vet, Michael Easton (Finn, GH) shared his feelings on a touching Instagram post.

Easton summed up getting to know Gregory Harrison, and to play emotional scenes with him for the last three years. In story, Gregory succumbed to ALS, a disease in which there is no cure.

Sharing several photos of himself with Harrison. Easton expressed, “Gregory Harrison. One of the finest actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and an even better human being. I learned so much from you, my friend, and it was an absolute honor to get to share a stage with you these past three years. Your talent, grace and powerful presence will be greatly missed around the studio. @gnhsurf @generalhospitalabc #gh #fathersandsons”

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In addition, Josh Swickard (Chase), Harrison’s other on-screen son told Soap Opera Digest on Gregory’s exit, “Sometimes when you’re working on a show like this and someone plays your dad, it spills over. He really felt like a father figure to me in so many ways. Still does. He’s such a good human being. He’s been around the block in life, in Hollywood, and then some, and he’s just a wealth of knowledge. And he’s a humble human being.”

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Fans of GH caught on the Monday, May 20th episode some very heart-tugging scenes between Gregory and Finn, where they each tell the other how proud they are to have been each others father and son.

Watch below the heartbreaking moment and the touching portrayal by Michael Easton when Finn finds his father has passed away.

So, what do you think about the words written by Michael Easton and he says farewell to the exited Gregory Harrison? What did you think of his performance on today’s GH? Comment below.

 

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Lane Davies on Possibility of Extending His General Hospital Run: “I Would Be Totally Open”

This week, viewers are catching the re-teaming of Lane Davies and Nancy Lee Grahn for the second time on General Hospital and the third time in their careers given their storied history as Santa Barbara’s Mason Capwell and Julia Wainright.

Previously, Nancy and Lane played opposite each other and shares scenes as Dr. Cameron Lewis and Alexis Davis back in 2002 on the ABC daytime drama series. Now in 2024, Davies takes on the role of Fergus Byrne, the brother of the late Neil Byrne, as Alexis tries to get her law license reinstated.

Speaking with TV Insider on his recent return to GH, Davies shared, “I know Nancy was wanting to work with me again. I ran into (former GH head writer) Patrick Mulcahey at (Santa Barbara co-creator) Bridget Dobson’s funeral and we had a lovely lunch together and a lovely visit and I think it was just the synergy of all those things coming together that did it. Patrick saw me and realized that I hadn’t completely deteriorated over the years and thought, ‘Well, this would be fun.”’

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Lane also shared he isn’t closing the door for more episodes of General Hospital down the line were the powers-that-be to keep Fergus on the canvas.

The popular actor expressed,,”I would be totally open, but that’s all up to the writers and fans and producers and network people and I’m kind of out of that loop. But if it happens, grand.”

So, would you like to see Lane stick around Port Charles? Comment below.
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Gregory Harrison Wraps His Run on General Hospital

Gregory Harrison, who has played Gregory Chase on General Hospital, has left the series.  As viewers saw, on the May 20th episode Gregory remembers his life, then seemingly went to asleep.

However, on today’s May 21st episode, is it revealed Gregory, who suffered from ALS, passed away in his sleep. Harrison brought with him extensive television and movie credits from Trapper John M.D., Falcon Crest and more before coming to GH.

Harrison joined the ABC daytime drama series in a recurring capacity back in November 2020 and signed a contract back in June of 2022.  A rep for the show confirmed to Soap Opera Digest that Gregory’s exit was storyline-dictated.

 

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In story, Gregory Chase was the estranged father to Finn (Michael Easton), as they had a complicated past. He also had a younger  son Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard). Gregory was also the grandfather to Violet (Jophielle Love). One of his last wishes was to see Chase and Brook Lynn (Amanda Set tie the knot.

Over the past few months before the character’s demise, he became close with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Tracy (Jane Elliot).

The death of Gregory Chase will certainly rock Finn and Chase’s world.

So, sad to know Gregory Harrison has departed General Hospital? Comment below.

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