Several months ago, Harrison Wagner — son of actor Jack Wagner — passed away.
The General Hospital and Melrose Place alum lost his younger son on Monday, June 6, 2022. He is survived by Jack, his mother Kristina, and his brother Peter as well as his adoptive daughter Kerry. What happened to Harrison? What's the cause of death?
Harrison Wagner, Jack Wagner's younger son, was found dead in a Los Angeles parking lot. What was Harrison's cause of death?
Harrison lost his life at age 27. His body was found in a North Hollywood parking lot at 5:14 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, per The Sun. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner has requested an additional investigation, a statement cited by Us Weekly reveals. On Dec. 5 2022, his cause of death was revealed.
People reported that Harrison died from an "accident" involving the use of Fentanul and Alprazolam. He had reportedly lived with substance abuse for much of his life and "ultimately lost his battle with addiction," according to his family.
On his Instagram, he frequently posted inspirational quotes encouraging his Instagram followers to look at the bright side of life.
"Just smile honestly ... Forget the bulls--t and just shine them pearls, it's not that hated, even if you are having an unhealthy day. That's always that time to change it around. ... It's all psychological," Harrison captioned a selfie posted on Feb. 5, 2016.
He addressed the challenges of living with an addiction in a post shared on Sept. 10, 2021, asking his followers to remember that we only get one shot at life.
"Nothing like a bit of freedom in life. Love, laugh, and cherish every moment you have and you can turn your day around whenever you want. It’s all mental, all in the head. Keep your head up and have the time of your life," he wrote. "I mean s--t, at the end of the day, we only get one. Enjoy and cherish every aspect about the good and the bad. It’s all a part of it, life."
Shortly after the death of their son, Jack and Kristina founded the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to support other individuals suffering from substance abuse. Those who run the scholarship seek to "help other young men get help for their addiction [who] would not otherwise be able to afford it."
If you or someone you know needs help, use SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to find support for mental health and substance use disorders in your area or call 1-800-662-4357 for 24-hour assistance.