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Lachlan Buchanan Joins The Cast Of The Young and the Restless As Kyle Abbott!

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Another Aussie talent comes to CBS Daytime! Actor Lachlan Buchanan, formerly of the hit Australian soap opera Home and Away, and also from ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, has been cast as the new Kyle Abbott on the number one daytime drama, The Young and the Restless!  Last year, Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer joined Y&R’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful as Ivy Forrester.  And of course, Y&R also features the talents of down under’s Daniel Goddard (Cane).

Buchanan told Soap Opera Digest that he will be using an American accent when he bows on the series!  Lachlan will begin taping next week on January 27th, and will begin airing on February 25th!

On Twitter this morning with the release of this casting news, Lachlan tweeted:  “So excited to start my new adventure with the brilliant team at the Young and Restless”

Lachlan takes on the key role of the son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) which was last played by Blake Hood, and then Hartley Sawyer.

So excited to hear there is a new Kyle on their way to Genoa City?  Looking forward to seeing how Lachlan takes on the role and what happens in story?  Comment below!

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Robert
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Robert

I wish him luck, that role has been very difficult to caspt I would love to see Kyle with Mariah just to see the heartburn on Summer”s face, I would feel bad for Kevin.

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

I hope Kyle want Mariah. Ha ha ha that will drive Summer crazier then her mother. Okay nobody is as crazy as Phyllis but Summer will come close. She always wanted her brother who I believe is her brother. Jack needs to take the test. Sharon has no idea if she changed the test. She was off her medication . Im sure Summer is Jacks! 🙂

robert
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robert

Good hire. The guy is good looking,and looks like an Abbott.

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Im hoping Summer does turn out to be Jacks. Why didn’t he have his own test. Sharon said she was off her medication. Im sure she dreamed of changing the test but it would be unlikely she would be able to know without a medical background. Summer will end up Jacks Im sure of it

jonboy
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jonboy

Anything would be an improvement over the last one.

Timmm
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Timmm

Your right, he was too old and looked like an underwear model and not an actor!

jonboy
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jonboy

Well, they all look like A&F models anymore. Not that that’s a bad thing (as long as they can act, too). But the last one was, shall we say, a little hard on the eyes.

Harry
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Harry

Well, Jonboy, he could have answered the door for The Adams, er, I mean, The Abbott family. “You rang?” (snap!)

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

I don’t like Summer the way she treated Sharon. Summer should of blamed Nick and her crazy mother for cheating on Jack and Sharon and the lies Nick told all those 18 yrs

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

I so happy a new Kyle is coming. This will be great. 🙂

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This is an opportunity for a redo on this too quickly SORAS’d character and botched story lines for said character. I am glad to see some beefing up of the core families, especially the Abbotts. We have Jack and Ashley. Ashley’s daughter Abby. Jack’s son Kyle. Tracy still comes around but not near enough. Billy and his daughter Katherine. Things seem good. Can someone remind me if Jack’s Vietnamese son Kemo is still alive? I cannot recall. I will again say — as I have on other posts — I would like to see Dina return even for a short-term… Read more »

Eden
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Eden

Yes, luv. Keemo is still alive…at least, no one has ever said he has died. He just left and no one ever mentioned him again. Cheers! X

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks Eden about the Keemo info…like i said im not a regular viewer…usually watch when certain stories or episodes interest me…been that way since the Brookes sisters from the shows early days…few things i recall and it happens to be the one about Keemo…i believe it wasnt a popular storyline, especially with Peter Bergman!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I believe Keemo left town with his sister(dont recall her name)…i dont watch often but this part seems familiar to me…

Eden
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Eden

jimh, Keemo’s sister was called Mai (pronounced ‘my’) and their mum was Luan (‘lawn’). Hard to believe it was so long ago! Cheers! X

Nikki
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Nikki

Hi Iakovos, Yes Kemo is alive but I don’t think the story line went so well so he was said to have left town.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Yes I would love to see Dina Mergeron (the Abbott matriarch) interacting with Joanna Manning (The Fenmore matriarch) and tacky Gloria along with Jill. That foursome would be a hoot written properly. I’d love Dina to challenge Jill for the Chancellor Estate by some fluke.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Heck throw Nikki in there and make up for that awful baking show nonsense by having them be approached to do a reality style The Real Women of Genoa City..that’d be a great comedic storyline for all of them. Especially with scowling Victor eventually banning Nikki and the cameras from Newman Enterprises…LOL..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Keemo not so much. That was just such a weird story. No where near as good as Tom and Margo Hughes lovin’ it up at home and he opens the door to lien..his unknown illegitimate Korean daughter…boy Doug Marland could craft a story…and it gave us the actress Ming Na..who I still enjoy just because she was lien Hughes.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

God bless Doug Marland! He was a gift to us. Loved ATWT when he wrote it.

carol
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carol

At first glance he looks too young to be Kyle. Maybe he’ll look older on the show.

su0000
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su0000

He looks like lil sweetie pie..
I would expect Kyle to look older and more sophisticated, a businessman type..
He looks too young to be with Jabot, maybe he will skateboard to work lol ..
I wonder what he will do ?

Mike
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Mike

Good to have a recast Kyle back to inject some badly needed excitement into Summer and Austin’s snoozefest of a relationship.

su0000
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su0000

Summer and Austin don’t even have sex LOL ..
No one in Y&R has sex worthy of mention..
Y&R is sexless ..

GH has hot lusty sex heeehaaa! ..
Patrick and Sam were nakid on top of each other and Julian and Alexis melt the camera, so much heat..
Y&R nada … lol

So to even expect that new Kyle will liven up Summer and Austin, not gonna happen .. 🙂

Mike
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Mike

For the Austin character’s sake, he better be getting some off camera. If not, they have pills for that kind of problem!

su0000
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su0000

lol the poor guy..
young ones as them can’t get enough sex, guys i Austins age are very virile and Summer and Austin come off as brother and sister not a young couple..
go figure..

Y&R couples are very bland boring, they just are..
Maybe Pratt will give them working hormones..

Laurie
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Laurie

Y&R has sex su0000. Why just a few days ago we saw 60 yr old Jack Abbott naked in bed w/a blindfold & roses, and Kelly and Phyllis in lingerie…well, it was almost sex. We wanted to see Jack naked, right? No..lol Billy Miller’s Billy Abbott had sex w/every woman in GC. And we saw all of the love scenes. This fake Billy has had sex a few times, but he’s disgusting. Apparently Paul & Cricket are having sex since they’ve made a baby and Neil keeps bragging about practicing for a baby because it makes sense to drag your… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, you should have your own column: “Sex and Soaps According to su0000″…LOL
I must say, though….you are right….. The thrill is gone from Y&R…but, Julian’s and Olivia’s play date was a lot steamier that A’s and J’s. Later.

Nikki
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Nikki

Oh YIPPI another Cane!!!I guess only time will tell if he works out so Good luck mate. I don’t know why we couldn’t get Blake Hood who was a great Kyle Abbott a real player like Jack use to be Playboy. Another one that would have been really good but taken Chad Duell who plays Michael Corinthos on General hospital.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay am I’m crazy but doesn’t this guy look a little like Summer’s present husband Austin? It some ways if he did, it might explain Summer’s instant attraction to Austin which never made sense, unless now he looked like her lost love Kyle— I’m glad they are casting more in keeping with the original look of Kyle— looking forward to Kyle’s return–

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I never understood why they recast Kyle with Hartley Sawyer. I thought Blake Hood did really well in the role, he looked, acted and spoke like a younger version of Jack. It didn’t make sense to me that they chose to recast with such a bland, monotone and creepy looking guy who couldn’t act to save his life. Hartley Sawyer was wildly miscast IMO, if they really wanted to bring him on, he could have played a dark bad-guy kind of role instead. Anyway, I’m happy Kyle is coming back but I kind of hoped Tom Pelphrey would take over… Read more »

diane
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diane

I hope this doesn’t mean more screen time for whiny Summer!!!

su0000
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su0000

LOl
sorry to have to tell you..
Having Kyle back will give sniveling Summer a whole lot of upfront in your face time..
I’m ok with it.. always can FF ..

diane
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diane

Great, I’m doing a whole lot of FF now lol.

Harry
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Harry

Summer already has her finger in everyone’s pie. That girl seems to be attached to every character and every story.
That would be okay if the character was remotely interesting but she’s about as interesting as a margarine sandwich on white bread.

SiteAdvocate61
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SiteAdvocate61

He looks like he could play Fennmore also.

Timmm
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Timmm

I wish the young man luck. Now onto the casting department. What the HELL were you thinking?

A. No american actors available? No ex cancelled soap stars available?

B. So Kyle has gotten younger since he has been off the show. What is this “Benjamin Button?”

C. Lastly, He looks NOTHING like Jack Abbot!

Harlee
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Harlee

Excellent choice compare to the worst recast of the Kyle! Excited about this developing into something special.

Nanci
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Nanci

I think he looks like Kevin.

Loved Blake Hood in the role, but wish this new actor luck.
Hope he is good!

PatF
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PatF

I liked Blake Hood a lot. But like Blake, this guy is attractive and looks like an Abbott.

I hope Pratt can tell a good next generation story featuring Kyle and Noah. Both SHOULD be front and center where the young set is concerned.

We’ll see if he can act!

Michael
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Michael

Congrats to the guy with two last names!

Mary Warren
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Mary Warren

We love the new character, “Kyle” on Young and Restless. Hope this one works out!

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2023 CRITICS CHOICE TV NOMINATIONS: Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, Murray Bartlett, Amanda Seyfried, Renée Elise Goldsberry Score Nods

TV nominees for the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards were announced on Tuesday, which featured nominations for This Is Us favorites in their final season, Sterling K. Brown and Mandy Moore, plus soap opera alums, Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, GL). Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni, AMC ex-Lucy, ATWT) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline, OLTL).

ABC’s Abbott Elementary led all the nominations with six, followed by AMC’s Better Call Saul with five nods.  The Talk Show category featured nominations for daytime favorite, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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The awards will be handed out in ceremony that will air live on Sunday, January 15th at 7pm ET/6 pm CT on The CW.  The second part of the nominations for the Critics Choice in films will be revealed on December 14th.

Check out the just announced TV categories featuring the aforementioned nominees below:

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Diego Luna, Andor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance
Antony Starr, The Boys

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters
Laura Linney, Ozark
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Kelly Reilly, Yellowstone
Zendaya, Euphoria

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Girls5eva
Devery Jacobs, Reservation Dogs
Jean Smart, Hacks

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BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Amber Midthunder, Prey
Julia Roberts, Gaslit
Michelle Pfeiffer, The First Lady
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Murray Bartlett, Welcome to Chippendales
Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient
Matthew Goode, The Offer
Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Ray Liotta, Black Bird
Shea Whigham, Gaslit

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BEST TALK SHOW
The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

Check out the full TV nominations here

What do you think about the TV nominations for the 2023 Critics Choice Awards? Happy to see some of your favorites from This Is Us, and those who started in daytime and went on to success in primetime received recognition? Comment below.

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Hollywood Reacts to the Death of Former ‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley

Over the last 24 hours, friends, colleagues and former co-star have paid tribute to Kirstie Alley, the former Cheers and Veronica Closet star, who passed away at age 71.

On Tuesday, a rep for Kirstie Alley confirmed to PEOPLE.com that the actress died from complications from Colon Cancer.

Alley rose to fame in 1987 as Rebecca Howe on NBC’s Cheers. For that tole she earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series in1991. In 1994, she received her second Emmy win for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David’s Mother.

Some of her other roles included: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Summer School (1987), Look Who’s Talking (1989), It Takes Two (1995) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

Alley also starred on in other TV sitcoms such as: Veronica’s ClosetFat ActressKirstie and Scream Queens.  She later appeared on two reality series: A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life and was a celebrity competitor on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.

Alley’s children, True and Lillie broke the news of their mother’s death via an Instagram post: “To all our friends, far and wide around the world. We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered. She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care. Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did. We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

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Kirstie’s controversial relationship with Scientology had been much talked about in the press and through her years in Hollywood.  The late actress shared in the past that through Scientology, it gave her the strength to climb out of her drug addiction and depression. In her 2012 memoir, The Art of Men, she noted that she stumbled upon Scientology at a very dark period in her life; that for 26 days, she drove from Kansas to Newport Beach, California, to visit a Scientology center, stopping periodically along the way to buy drugs.  After, she said Scientology helped her kicked her addition, Kirstie then became a devotee and spent decades publicly defending the church and building friendships within it, but later in life, she found some of those relationships fracture such as with Leah Ramini.

Below are some remembrances from stars from daytime, primetime, and motion pictures that offered up their sentiments on Alley’s sudden passing:

Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS): “I am beyond thankful to have had the pleasure to embrace your love, laughter & kindness!!! All my love & prayers”

Finola Hughes (Anna, GH): “#rip #kirstialley one of a kind”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy (DWTS) “My dearest Kirstie, We haven’t spoken lately and I’ll tell you everything when I finally see you, but for now I want to say that I love you very much and I wish you the most peaceful rest. You were one of the most unique people I have ever met and easily one of the brightest moments of my personal and professional life.  Some of our relationship is heavily documented. Most of it is known to select few. All of it was like a wild rollercoaster. From Maude to DJ Lil Buttercup you were always all in for life. As I’m typing this, memories of our time together rush to my head, I remember how absolutely wild you were and I start to tear up. Something you’d absolutely hate. And now I can’t help but smile because I remembered exactly what you wanted me to say at your funeral. Don’t think I can do it here… I thought you’d be around forever.  I wish we spoke often. Thank you for everything. I love you Kirstie Alley”

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Ted Danson (ex-Cheers, ex-Mr. Mayor, ex-AW):  “I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. “I watched an old episode of Cheers.  It was the episode where Tom Berenger proposes to Kirstie, who keeps saying no, even though she desperately wants to say yes. Kirstie was truly brilliant in it. Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny,  She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.”

Kelsey Grammar (ex-Cheers): “I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her.”

Rhea Perlman (ex-Cheers): “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless. We became friends almost instantly when she joined the cast of Cheers. She loved kids and my kids loved her too. We had sleepovers at her house, with treasure hunts that she created.  She had massive Halloween and Easter parties, and invited the entire crew of the show, and their families. She wanted everyone to feel included. She loved her children deeply. I’ve never met anyone remotely like her. I feel so thankful to have known her. I’m going to miss her very, very much.”

John Travolta: “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had.  I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”

Jamie Lee Curtis: “I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died. She was a great comic foil in Scream Queens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”

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Harrison Wagner, Son of GH’s Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner, Cause of Death Determined

General Hospital’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and former GH and B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, ex-Nick) have been mourning the loss of their beloved son, Harrison Wagner, since he passed away this past June at the age of 27.

Harrison was found in a parking lot and his cause of death was initially deferred.  Now, according to a report from PEOPLE.com, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officials have updated Harrison’s death as an “accident,” with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) as the official cause.

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Following his passing, Kristina and Jack created the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to assist other young men who battle addiction to be able to afford getting into a recovery community.

Just a few days ago on December 1st, Kristina remembered her son on what would have been his 28th birthday with a touching Instagram post. It included a video clip of Harrison dancing along with the words: “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly. There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final. But life goes on. How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away. Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years. Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”

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Jack and Kristina have two sons together, the late Harrison, and their eldest son, Peter (age 31).  The actors were previously married from 1993 to 2006.

We continue to offer our condolences to Jack, Kristina, and Peter through this difficult time, and hope that from Harrison’s passing, that the scholarship fund in his name, will help others.

Share your thoughts on the closing of the case on Harrison Wagner’s death, and send your continued condolences to Jack and Kristina via the comment section below.

The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund notes that if you have a loved one that is in need of help with their substance abuse, please give them call at 888-977-4549 to learn more about the recovery options available.

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