World News

Melrose Place actor Jack Wagner's son Harrison, 27, found dead

Melrose Place actor Jack Wagner’s son Harrison, 27, is found dead in a parking lot in Los Angeles after struggling with addiction for years

  • Wagner’s son Harrison was found dead in a parking lot in North Hollywood
  • LA police department shared he was pronounced dead on Monday at 5:14 am
  • There is an ongoing police investigation as it is not known how he died
  • The 27-year-old had a history of drug addiction and had gone missing before 
  • It is not known yet if his trouble with addiction played a part in his death
  • His father is Melrose Place and General Hospital actor Jack, 62
  • His mother is When Calls The Heart actress Kristina Wagner, 59
  • Jack is also known for being engaged to Heather Locklear; they split in 2020 

Harrison Wagner, a musician and the son of Melrose Place actor Jack Wagner, was found dead in a parking lot in North Hollywood Monday. He was 27.

Wagner had struggled with addiction in the past. In July of 2016, he’d gone missing for nearly a week after a relapse. 

Harrison’s father Jack is a veteran actor and star of soap operas like General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. His mother is When Calls The Heart actress Kristina Wagner. The couple divorced in 2006.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said that Harrison was pronounced dead in North Hollywood at 5:14 a.m. local time and that his cause of his death is currently under investigation. 

Harrison’s last Instagram post was from May 22. He was seen sitting alone as his caption read: ‘Focus. YOU are left with YOU and your thoughts.’ 

Sad loss: Hollywood actor Jack Wagner of Melrose Place and General Hospital fame has had a tragedy in his family. Wagner’s son Harrison was found dead in a parking lot in North Hollywood early in the morning on Monday; seen in March

The family: Actress Kristina Wagner and sons Peter and Harrison; this image was posted on May 20

Jack, 62, and Kristina, 59, have yet to comment of the passing of their son who had worked as a musician and DJ. 

On May 20, Kristina shared her last Instagram post. She was seen sitting with her sons Peter and Harrison on stairs of a home.

‘A bittersweet farewell to the place we called Wagner Ranch for 25 years,’ wrote the star.

‘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. We’ll miss you so much with our heartwarming memories. We know that there are many opportunities for joy ahead.’

Family snap shot: Jack welcomed Harrison in December 1994 with his wife at the time, actress Kristina Wagner, who is best know for her TV show When Calls The Heart. Together Jack and Kristina also have 31-year-old son Peter; seen in 2006

Jack welcomed Harrison in December 1994 with his wife at the time, actress Kristina Wagner.

She has had a successful career in Hollywood and is best know for her TV show When Calls The Heart as well as the films Children of Internment and The Storyteller.

Together Jack and Kristina also have 31-year-old son Peter. 

The couple wed in 1993 and divorced in 2006.

Jack also has daughter Kerry, born in 1988, after having a one night stand with a woman. 

Hard life: In 2016 Harrison was reported as missing. He was gone for a week after a relapse it was shared by his father. ‘I’m going to ask those who want to share their fears, addictions & struggles to do so w me via Twitter. We can face them 2gether, I’ll start,’ Jack said

The way they were: Jack with Harrison at the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2006

In 2016 Harrison was reported as missing.

Harrison was gone for a week after a relapse, it was shared by his father.

‘I’m going to ask those who want to share their fears, addictions & struggles to do so w me via Twitter. We can face them 2gether, I’ll start,’ Jack said.

‘I fear for my youngest sons safety,’ he added later. ‘Harrison has struggled w drugs & alcohol just as I did when I was younger. He’s relapsed & is MIA 5days.’

In 2018, Wagner said that the death of his idol, rapper Mac Miller, was a wakeup call.

He tweeted: ‘It’s a wake up call for those who are still using out there and suffer from the disease.’ 

His career: Jack came to fame in show business in 1991 when he worked on the soap opera Santa Barbara. In 1997 he was cast on another soaper Sunset Beach then in 1994 he landed the role of Dr Peter Burns on Melrose Place

They were an item: Jack and Heather started dating in 2007, became engaged then split in 2020. Seen in 2011 in London

Jack came to fame in show business in 1991 when he worked on the soap opera Santa Barbara.

In 1997 he was cast on another soap, Sunset Beach then in 1994 he landed the role of Dr. Peter Burns on Melrose Place, where he met his future girlfriend Heather Locklear.

Jack and Heather started dating in 2007, became engaged then split in 2020. 

Next came Titans in 2000 and in 2013 he was cast on General Hospital. He was also on The Bold And The Beautiful and When Calls The Heart with Kristina.

His next film is Falling For Christmas which is due out later this year.

Soap star: Jack seen with a female costar on The Bold And The Beautiful

Still handsome: The actor is seen here in Los Angeles in 2019

Source: Read Full Article