General Hospital star Jack Wagners Son Harrison’s cause of death has been revealed after he passed away at the age of 27.
Parents Jack and Kristina Wagner have not commented on his death, but it was revealed that Harrison “ultimately lost his battle with addiction” when they announced a new scholarship fund established in his memory at the New Life House Recovery Community, a frugal residential facility for men.
“The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund was established by Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner in honor of their son Harrison Wagner. Harrison was a cheerful, exuberant young man whose smile lit up every room he found himself in. He left behind many men and relatives who loved him dearly,” the New Life House website reads.
The organization added: “We are heartbroken that he ultimately lost his battle with addiction and we hope that the memory of Harrison will live on through this scholarship and help other young men get help for their addiction that they could not otherwise afford. .”
Harrison was pronounced dead after his body was discovered in a parking lot on Monday, June 6 in North Hollywood, California, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner report obtained by U.S one day later.
After the initial autopsy, the coroner requested a more in-depth investigation, including additional findings, before determining the manner and cause of death, according to the report.
Sophia BuicHarrison’s longtime girlfriend, later revealed that she and the music producer “had plans” before his death made headlines.
“Seven years, on and off, round and round we have loved each other,” the Minx actress, 27, wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, June 8, in honor of her late beau. “Sorry I’ve missed your calls in the middle of the night for the past few days. I miss sleeping in your polar bear arms.”
That same day, Harrison’s older brother, Peter Wagner, took to social media to write his own touching tribute and shared a carousel of throwback photos of the siblings over the years. “Always with you,” the caption read.
Before he died, Harrison battled an addiction and even went missing in 2016 after a relapse. Jack, 62, made a plea through social media at the time in hopes of finding his son.
“I am going to ask those who want to share their fears, addictions and struggles to do so via Twitter. We can face them together, I’ll start,’ de Melrose Place alum tweeted in July 2016. “I fear for the safety of my youngest sons. Harrison struggled with drugs and alcohol, just like when I was younger. He has relapsed and is 5 days MIA.”
The Love on the Vines actor revealed a few days later that Harrison had been found, telling fans: “Harrisons has been in touch, he’s 21 and in charge of his life, ty for the lv & prayers, please keep sharing your struggles, it’s helping us all.”
The Fat and the beautiful star shared Harrison with ex-wife Kristina. The former couple met on the set of General Hospital before they tied the knot in 1993. Divorcing 13 years later in 2006, the co-parents briefly reunited on screen in 2015 after they both joined the cast of Hallmark’s hit series. When does the heart call in 2015. (The exes also share son Peter, 31.)
Jack, for his part, also welcomed daughter Kerry in a previous relationship.
Amid his personal struggles, Harrison grew louder about his attempts to change his life. “Life is a roller coaster. It’s all transformation and how we grow as humans to have the strength and willingness to make a change…. And remember, whatever the past says about you or what you’ve done, there is ALWAYS room for forgiveness, as long as you’re willing to forgive YOURSELF,” the DJ wrote via Instagram in September 2021 with a photo of an open road. “It’s NEVER TOO LATE TO MAKE A LIFE CHANGE. standing, if you’re having a hard time, believe me… I’ve been there. But on the other hand, we see the world through a different lens ❤️☀️.”
In his last Instagram post on May 22, Harrison shared feelings of hope. “Focus. YOU are left with YOU and your thoughts,” he captioned a photo of himself while looking thoughtful in Los Angeles.