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, it has been shared. Harrison’s mother is Jack’s ex-wife, When Calls The Heart actress Kristina Wagner. There is an on going investigation as the Los Angeles Police Department does not know how the 27-year-old – who had struggled with addiction in the past – died, according to PageSix.
It is not known yet if his trouble with addiction played a part in his death. Jack, 62, and Kristina, 59, have yet to comment of the passing of his son.The site talked to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. It was shared that Wagner was pronounced dead in North Hollywood at 5:14 a.m. PST on Monday.
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 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. In 2016 Harrison was reported as missing. Jack also has daughter Kerry, born in 1988, after having a one night stand with a woman. 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.’
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 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.
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.’ 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.’