As Tyler Christopher’s friends and former co-stars continue to deal with his untimely death, many have paid tribute to the man on social media. And now, GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Natalia Livingston shared some classic photos of them together as Emily and Nikolas on Instgram as she tried to put her feelings into words.
“I want everyone to know how sweet and gentle Ty was,” she expressed. “How gifted, how dedicated, how much he cared about his craft and those around him. I was honored to work with him for many years and admired his talent tremendously. He created such a safe space for us to work together.
“I felt confident when I worked with him,” Livingston continued. “He made it easy. He was generous. He brought scenes to life with such grace and conviction. He gave his work everything he had. And, he was funny. So funny. I loved that about him. He made me laugh.”
Livingston joined the cast of GH back in April 2003, taking over the role of Emily Quartermaine made famous by Amber Tamblyn. She made the part her own, taking home the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2005.
“He was one of the best chapters of my life and I’ll always be grateful to him,” Livingston declared. “I’m so happy we reconnected after over a decade apart. He was going to join my husband and I and our little ones for dinner at our home on a trip to Atlanta. That meant the world to me. He called me Naty… I called him Ty. The friendship was there. It was always there — through the ups and the downs.
“My heart goes out to his family and his two precious children,” she concluded. “Please, if you are struggling with alcohol abuse or a mental illness, don’t let this be your fate. I love you, Ty. I’ll never forget you. Thank you for the memories. Rest in peace, my friend.”