GH's Jack Wagner thankful over fans' 'love and support' after son's tragic death

Darcy Rafter July 25, 2022
GH's Jack Wagner thankful over fans' 'love and support' after son's tragic death
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Jack Wagner is speaking out publicly for the first time since the tragic death of his youngest son Harrison. It comes after the 27-year-old passed away six weeks ago.

The Sun writes LA County’s case report states Harrison was tragically found dead in a Los Angeles car park on 6th June.

The LA County Medical Examiner told the publication Harrison was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 5.14 am local time.

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GH’s Jack Wagner thankful over fans’ ‘love and support’

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Jack Wagner posted a video to his Instagram on Friday, 22nd July, where he addressed fans. He thanked them for all the love and support his family has received in the wake of the tragedy.

He began: “Thank you all so much for the love and kindness that you’ve sent. I can’t tell you how much it’s meant to me”.

Wagner took the video whilst stood at his gate in an airport waiting to board a plane to Vancouver. The TV star said in the video he was “getting ready to head up to Vancouver” for season 10 of the Hallmark Channel series When Calls The Heart. He added he was ‘beyond excited and grateful for that.”

He continued: “So, thank you also for that and, um, I’ll be sending some behind-the-scenes footage this year. Hopefully, it’ll make you laugh.”

The actor also revealed how helpful the support had been in the caption. It read: “Thank you all so much for the love & support you’ve sent me, it’s helped me more than you’ll ever know,’ followed by prayer emojis.

He concluded the post: “Excited to start S10 @wcth_tv #Hearties on @hallmarkchannel…Again thank you all for the love, right back at ya,” followed by a red heart emoji.

His family told the tragic news he had died after ‘he ultimately lost his battle with addiction’ when they unveiled The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund. It was established in his honour.

Harrisons’ heartbreaking final post

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Jack Wagner is a father of three and the 62-year-old shares sons Peter and Harrison with ex-wife and former GH co-star Kristina. The actor also has a daughter, Kerry Wagner, from a previous relationship. It was recently reported that he had no idea she was his daughter for more than two decades.

Jack, played Frisco Jones during numerous stints on General Hospital and Kristina plays Felicia Jones on the soap. Wagner opened up about Harrison’s struggle with drugs and alcohol in 2016 when he had been missing for almost a week.

Harrison’s heartbreaking final post was a picture of him sitting on a bench in jeans a vest top and red shoes. He had a line of palm trees behind him and was looking out into the distance with earphones in. He captioned the post: “Focus. YOU are left with YOU and your thoughts.”

Following the news of his death, many fans and followers have shared their condolences including Harrison’s long-time girlfriend.

“Seven years, on and off, round and round we loved each other. For better or for worse,” Sophia Bui said in a moving tribute via Instagram. 

If you’ve been affected by this story you can contact American Addiction Centers on (877) 686-7688 or Talk To Frank on 0300 123 6600 in the UK.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist working on GRV Media’s audience team across The Focus, Reality Titbit, and HITC. Darcy studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University and whilst there she completed a work internship with GRV Media. After gaining a first-class BA (Hons) degree, Darcy joined the team full-time. Since then she has become a social media specialist and her expertise lies in tracking trends. With five years of experience in media, she is particularly passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. When she’s not writing about The Kardashians, she’s binge-watching it!