While the daytime community continues to send love and support to General Hospital stars Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco Jones) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones) following the death of the couple's 27-year-old son, Harrison Wagner, last week, the family has announced a new scholarship fund created in his memory.
Jack and Kristina have not directly commented on their son's death, but it was revealed that Harrison "ultimately lost his battle with addiction" when the couple announced the launch of a new scholarship fund at New Life House Recovery Community, which is a sober living facility for men.
"The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund was created by Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner in honor of their son Harrison Wagner. Harrison was a bright, exuberant young man whose smile lit up any room he was in. He has left behind many men and family members who loved him deeply," the New Life House website states.
The organization added, "We are heartbroken that he ultimately lost his battle with addiction and we hope that Harrison's memory will live on through this scholarship and will help other young men get help for their addiction that would not otherwise be able to afford it."
In addition, the site shares that all funds donated will go toward helping young men pay rent, or a portion of their rent, who could not otherwise afford care at the New Life House facility.
An L.A. County case report revealed that Harrison was pronounced dead after his body was discovered in a parking lot on Monday, June 6, in North Hollywood, California. At the time the news broke, the young man's cause of death was being investigated by a medical examiner.
On June 8, the L.A. Coroner's Office said that the cause of Wagner's death is deferred. "Deferred means that after an autopsy, a cause of death has not been determined and the medical examiner is requesting more investigation into the death, including additional studies. Once the tests/studies come back, the doctor evaluates the case again and makes the cause of death determination," the statement concluded.
Harrison's on-off girlfriend, Sophie Bui, paid tribute to her late beau in an emotional Instagram post on Thursday. "Here's a love letter to babe. I'm so broken hearted. We had plans this Friday and you called to apologize. Seven years, on and off, round and round we loved each other. For better or for worse. In sickness and in health," she wrote. "Sorry, I missed yr calls in the middle of the night these last few days. I miss sleeping in yr pola bear arms, curled up. I miss sending you silly animal videos. I miss you sending gorgeous songs that made me cry."
She continued, "I was never alone in this world with you. You were the balm that soothed my soul. You were my guy. I hope I was that comfort for you. I will always be yr babe. I will always choose to love you in this world and in any other life."
Harrison's older brother, Peter, also shared an Instagram post dedicated to him, along with a slideshow of snapshots from their childhood and beyond.
"Always with you," Peter captioned the slideshow post.
Jack and Kristina Wagner met on the set of General Hospital and married each other in 1993. The pair divorced in 2006, but they continued to co-parent Harrison and their first son, Peter, who was born in 1990.
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