The cast of “General Hospital” has been a source of support for Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner after the death of their son Harrison.
Kelly Thiebaud, who plays Dr. Britt Westbourne on the long-running ABC soap opera, told “Entertainment Tonight” at the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday that the “General Hospital” family attended the 27-year-old’s recent funeral.
Harrison was found dead in a parking lot in Los Angeles on the morning of June 6.
While the LA County coroner’s office said Harrison’s cause of death needed “more investigation” and had been “deferred,” his family later revealed that he “lost his battle with addiction.”
This is not the only tragedy the “General Hospital” cast has dealt with in recent months.
“I had a similar experience in November with my best friend, and the ‘GH’ cast was amazing,” Kelly Monaco, who plays Sam McCall, told “ET.”
“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 [on],” she added.
Jack, 62, and Kristina, 59, spoke out on their tragic loss as they launched the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund through New Life House, a sober living home in LA.
“Harrison was a bright, exuberant young man whose smile lit up any room he was in. He has left behind many men and family members who loved him deeply,” read a statement on the fund’s website.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Harrison’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, Sophia Bui, posted a photo of the pair accompanied by an emotional caption in which she described him as the “balm that soothed my soul.”
“Here’s a love letter to babe. I’m so broken hearted. We had plans this Friday and you called to apologize,” she began. “Seven years, on and off, round and round we loved each other. For better or for worse. In sickness and in health.”
She continued, “I was never alone in this world with you. You were the balm that soothed my soul. You were my guy. I hope I was that comfort for you. I will always be yr [sic] babe. I will always choose to love you in this world and in any other life. 💔💔💔💔💔💔.”