Hunter Tylo's Son Dies

Hunter Tylo

(In the above pic Hunter Tylo is with Michael, Katya and Izabella in 2001)

The 19-year-old son of The Bold and the Beautiful actress Hunter Tylo, 45, has died.

Michael Tylo, Jr. drowned and was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Clark County Coroner, Michael Murphy.

“It has already been determined that this was an accident,” Murphy told People magazine. “Looking at the report, it appears that he fell in the pool after having some sort of medical event. It says on the report that he had a seizure disorder.”

The death, first reported by, occurred at a residence, and Michael Tylo was discovered by an unidentified family member, said Murphy.

“We are doing a toxicology report, but that is standard with all bodies that come to us,” added Murphy. “That information won’t be available for several weeks. With this already having a cause of death, like a medical condition, it appears pretty evident that this is reason for him falling in the pool.”

A rep for The Bold and the Beautiful told People magazine, “Hunter is not commenting at this time. But I can confirm that her son Michael, who is 19, died yesterday in Henderson, Nevada.”

Hunter has been through difficult family times before.

In 1998, she and her husband Michael were told that their infant daughter, Katya, had a rare cancer of the right eye called retinoblastoma. Doctors removed the eye and began chemotherapy, but later in the year tumors were detected in Katya’s other eye. To the amazement of her doctors, those tumors soon inexplicably disappeared. Katya recovered and wears a prosthetic right eye.

At the time, Hunter told People magazine that she relied on the power of prayer for strength.

“If I’m having a rough day,” she said, “I remember this psalm that says, ‘Revive me, O Lord.’ It really helps. It’s better than any beauty treatment.”

I read her book, Making A Miracle, a long time ago, and she really has been through a lot.

My condolences to Hunter and her family.



  1. says

    Too sad for words.

    My youngest son died of a blog disorder in 2001, in which case I am incredibly saddened. I often wonder how you have found the strength to continue your much loved role in B&B.

    Much love to Hunter from a fan. Catherine

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  3. Tia :) says

    God bless you Kimberly. I cant imagine losing a child…i will say a prayer for your son. You are a stong woman!

  4. oriana says

    Kimberly, it sounds like God has blessed you in many ways, even with the tragedy of losing a child, you can offer hope and prayer for others. You are not bitter, and you have known heartbreak also. I admire you very much for that!

  5. Kimberly P. says

    My deepest condolences to Hunter Tylo and her family on the loss of their son.

    I too have suffered the loss of a son due to an accidental drowning, and my heart breaks for them.

    May the Lord give you peace during your time of grief.

  6. Denise says

    OMG, what a tragedy…my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. So sorry for your loss.

  7. oriana says

    Oh Dear Lord 14 years old! So sad! I get depressed just reading about it, I can’t imagine living with the heartbreak! I am very sorry for your loss! I hope you have other children.

  8. Jessica's mom says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you i know your heart must surely be breaking and i know how you feel because i myself am dealing with the loss of my fourteen year old daughter so i know all the pain and heatache you are going through may your son rest in peace!

  9. Meagan's Mom says

    My thoughts and prayers are with both Michael and Hunter. Such a sad and tragic accident. I am sure their hearts are breaking. Remember that heaven just received and angel

  10. Elsa says

    Wow…this family has been through too much. Prayers for Hunter & Michael on the loss of their son.

  11. oriana says

    This is just so sad and terrible! I am sure everyone is praying for this family for strength and faith tonight. I don’t understand why these things happen, I never have, I don’t see the reasoning for it at all and it just breaks my heart!

  12. CC says

    A Prayer for you …

    You are blessed with a beautiful son
    You are blessed with his presence and memories
    You are blessed with Love from all of us

    I say a pray for you and your family from now until….

    A big fan

  13. Johnny says

    Please respect their wishes for privacy. As a personal friend, I can say that what they need most is for support in raising up good thoughts for their son. Michael Jr. was loved by his father Michael more than words could ever express.

  14. Kimora and Kariah's Mommy says

    Oh no! I’m so sorry. I seriously feel like crying. I wasn’t very familiar with this family, but…….oh my gosh….

  15. Daisy Boo says

    Such a tragic accident, so young, shouldn’t happen at any age but at 19? So sad. My heart goes out to this family.

  16. daisy says

    I am so so sorry for the family. How any trials do they have to go through? My prayers are with them. I can’t even imagine.

  17. Bobby's Girl says

    How sad for Hunter and her family. I have a 19 year old and couldn’t even imagine that happening. My heart goes out to them.

  18. Nicki says

    Very sad. I wish the family all the best through this horrible tragic accident. My prayers are with them.

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