Our hearts are with soap opera legend Susan Lucci as she mourns the death of her husband, Helmut Huber, who passed peacefully in Long Island, NY, at the age of 84.
Lucci’s character of Erica Kane on ALL MY CHILDREN never quite found true love, but the actress married Huber back in 1969 and they enjoyed a lifetime of happiness together. The couple had two children together, a daughter, Liza, and a son, Andreas.
“A family man, he was a loyal friend, and loved them deeply,” a representative for the family told People. “With a roaring sense of humor, larger-than-life personality, and a practical problem-solver, he lived his life to the fullest. Mr. Huber who formerly raced motorcycles in Austria was a first-rate skier, and avid golfer, belonging to the Garden City Golf Club and Westhampton Country Club.”
To honor Huber, the family is asking that instead of flowers, donations are made to the American Stroke Association in support of stroke awareness and research. “Helmut’s passing is a tremendous loss for all who knew and loved him. He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, and friend,” a statement from Lucci’s publicist, Jessica Sciacchitano, said. “The family kindly asks for privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”
Our thoughts are with Lucci and her entire family during this difficult time.