Michael Tylo dead at 72: Young and the Restless and Guiding Light soap star passes away

SOAP star Michael Tylo, who appeared in Young and the Restless and Guiding Light, has died aged 72.

The star's death was confirmed by the University of Nevada, where he worked as a film professor.


"Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special," Nancy Uscher, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, 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 was best known for starring in Guiding Light for five years, as well having stints in All My Children, General Hospital and The Young and The Restless.

Following the tragic news, the official Young and the Restless Twitter page wrote: "Our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Michael Tylo who graved YR with his talents as Blade and Rick."

He also made a brief appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2000 which was his final soap opera role.

As well as starring in many soaps, Tylo featured in Zorro for two seasons and TV mini-series Nightwing in 2014.

His death comes almost 14 years after his son drowned in his mother's swimming pool.

The body of Michael Tylo Jr, 19, was found fully clothed in the pool behind his mother’s Las Vegas-area house.

The boy was reportedly at the house with his older step-brother, Christopher, and was believed to have suffered a seizure and fallen into the pool after stepping outside the home to use his cell phone.


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