“Guiding Light” Actor Michael Tylo Has Passed Away

Actor Michael Tylo Passed Away At 72

Actor Michael Tylo died on Tuesday at Henderson Hospital in Herderson, NV, following an illness. He was 72.

Michael Tylo’s demise was reported by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he had been teaching since 2003. He was a film professor. In the long run turned into an assistant dean for the College of Fine Arts and taught acting for UNLV Film.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special,” said Nancy Uscher, Dean of the College of Fine Arts. “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.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

He is survived by spouse Rachelle, little girls Kollette, Izabelle and Katya. He was gone before in death by Michael Tylo Jr., his child from a past union with The Bold and The Beautiful entertainer Hunter Tylo. Michael Tylo, Jr., known as Mickey, suffocated while having a seizure in 2007.

Michael Tylo broke into the soap world in 1980, with a momentary projecting on Another World. In 1981, he started a three-year run-on Guiding Light in which he momentarily returned in 1996. He additionally showed up on a few dramas including The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, All My Children, and General Hospital.

Reactions to Actor Michael Tylo Passed Away At 72

RIP Michael Tylo. 1/2 of one of my top 5 favorite soap opera couples of all time. Guiding Light’s Quint and Nola. Gone way too soon. You will be missed.

@marshaknt

Michael Tylo died 11m and 2w after his bday and 2w and 2d before his bday.

@NousNoesis

Heartbroken to learn of the passing of Soup Opera Super Star Michael Tylo. He was best known to me as Zorro's arch-nemesis, The Alcalde Luis Ramone, in the series that I would race home to see every afternoon after school when I was a kid. RIP Alcalde

@ERodBuster1

So sad to hear about Michael Tylo's death. Guiding Light 1983 Nola and Quint marry

@BobforTV

RIP Michael Tylo a man who starred in many soap operas including my favorite All My Children. He went on to teach at the University of Nevada where others might benefit from his incredible knowledge of acting and film work

@ConnieStrance

Michael Tylo R.I.P. Like Quint and Nola in the hot air ballon I wave goodbye.

@David_IsMusic

Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Michael Tylo who played Quint Chamberlain on #GuidingLight. He was so charismatic.

@dgct2

One of my all time favorite #YR stories has always been Rick/Blade. Michael Tylo was an amazing actor who always brought his A-Game to the material! May he Rest In Peace.😭

@CaseySHutch

Watched the early Michael Tylo era of Y&R with my grandma from time to time back in the day. A fun actor to watch, he brought gravitas and warmth. ❤️🙏🏻

@Collectingcandy

Rest in Peace Michael Tylo

@SapphoMedusa

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