Veteran US soap opera Michael Tylo has died at the age of 72.The sad news was confirmed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Tylo had worked as a film professor since 2003.”Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so specia…
Veteran US soap opera Michael Tylo has died at the age of 72.
The sad news was confirmed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Tylo had worked as a film professor since 2003.
"Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special," the university's Dean Nancy Uscher said in a statement.
"He was an exemplary friend, colleague, teacher, and artist. He had such a distinguished and rich career, but he was humble about his accomplishments.
"He loved his family dearly and lived a joyous life, but he left us way too soon. We will miss him greatly, but feel deep gratitude about all that Michael contributed to the College of Fine Arts, UNLV, and the world."
Tylo's family later revealed on the actor's website that he died on Tuesday "after a sickness". A cause of death was not revealed.
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Tylo was best known for his role as archaeologist Quinton Chamberlain on the US soap Guiding Light. Tylo appeared on the popular program in the '80s before making another appearance in the mid-'90s.
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The actor also played Alexander 'Blade' Bladeson on The Young and the Restless from 1992-1995. The program's official Twitter page shared a tribute to Tylo upon hearing news of his death.
"Our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Michael Tylo who graced #YR with his talents as Blade and Rick," they tweeted.
During his 48-year career, Tylo appeared on a series of hit shows, including All My Children, Murder, She Wrote, Lonesome Dove, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful, where he met his ex-wife, actress Hunter Tylo.
His last acting role was in the sci-fi action series Nightwing: The Series in 2014.
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