Kristina Wagner thanks fans and breaks silence after son's sudden tragic death

Darcy Rafter September 5, 2022
Kristina Wagner thanks fans and breaks silence after son's sudden tragic death
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Kristina Wagner has returned to social media to pay a touching tribute to her son Harrison in the first post since his tragic death.

Kristina shares sons Peter and Harrison with ex-husband and former GH co-star Jack Wagner. Harrison was tragically found dead in a Los Angeles car park on June 6.

Wagner’s General Hospital character Felicia Scorpio is one of the most popular residents. However, she recently took a break from canvas following Harrison’s death.

She also took a break from Instagram, but as her character returned to the docks of Port Charles, Kristina is slowly returning to social media too.

Kristina Wagner’s touching first post since son’s death

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Since the death of her son on June 6, 2022, Kristina has kept a low profile and remained extremely private. However, on September 3, 2022, she posted a picture of Harrison, grinning at the window of her car holding two bouquets of flowers.

The actress wrote in the caption: “A couple of Mother’s Days back I drove up to Harrison’s place, and he greeted me, ‘Thank you, Mom.'”

Before adding: “I’m sure if he could show his face right now he would join me in thanking you all for your love, condolences, and flowers.”

She reflected on what her son would say about the support their family has been given at this difficult time.

“Thank you for taking care of my Momma,” Kristina noted. “I carry Harrison in my heart forever and the joy he radiated to others. He was a unique man indeed.”

Fans were shocked to see Wagner back on social media following the tragedy, but they welcomed her return with open arms and shared loving comments of support.

One user who works on the set of GH wrote: “Always happily remember Harrison riding thru the halls of GH with so much gusto and joy, your beautiful young man”

Kristina Wagner’s heartbreaking final post before son’s death

Wagner’s last Instagram post before the passing of her son was a farewell to the place they used to call home.

The picture sees Kristina, Harrison, and Peter sitting on a timber staircase at their ranch, the ‘Wagner Ranch’. They lived in the home for 25 years.

“A bittersweet farewell to the place we called Wagner Ranch for 25 years,” she captioned the post shared on May 21, 2022.

“The prickly beauty of the high desert and a landscape surrounded by national forests always reminded us that there is peace when you are willing to look for it. Oh Ranch, it’s time to part.”

She continued, “We’ll miss you so much with our heartwarming memories. We know that there are many opportunities for joy ahead.”

Harrison shared the same image on his account, followed by the caption: “The Ranch Family”.

Harrison Wagner dies at 27

The LA County Medical Examiner told how Harrison was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 5.14 am local time on June 6. After the devastating news, the family has been inundated with love and support from fans.

No official cause of death has been released publicly. Harrison endured a long-running struggle with addiction, before his death.

Jack opened up over worries for his son on Twitter in previous years. He said back in 2016: “I fear for my youngest son’s safety. Harrison has struggled with drugs and alcohol just as I did when I was younger.”

Inside Kristina Wagner’s life

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Kristina and Jack married in 1993 before splitting in 2006. They welcomed two children together, Harrison and Peter, while Jack has a daughter named Kerry from a previous relationship.

Wagner played Felicia on and off from her debut in 1984 to 2005 when Another World alum Sandra Ferguson stepped in for 12 episodes. She then returned in late 2007 until early 2008.

The soap star returned to General Hospital again on a full-time contract in January 2021. For decades, Wagner has swerved in and out of the Port Charles chaos. The actress is now back on the show, after taking a brief hiatus.

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 passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.