The Wagner family mourns the loss of Harrison Wagner, who was found dead Monday in a Los Angeles parking lot at the age of 27.
He was a musician and the son of Melrose Place actor Jack Wagner and When Calls The Heart actress Kristina Wagner.
His brother Peter, 31, and Top Gun: Maverick actress girlfriend Sophia Bui, 27, took to Instagram to share their tribute.
This comes just as the LA coroner said they need to further investigate the cause of death.
Harrison battled drug addiction for years and was even missing for a week in 2016, but it is not yet known if that was the cause of his death.
Difficult goodbyes: The Wagner family mourns the loss of Harrison Wagner, who was found dead Monday in a parking lot in Los Angeles at the age of 27. Seen here in his latest Instagram post
Family photo: Jack welcomed Harrison in December 1994 with his then-wife, actress Kristina Wagner, who is best known for her TV show When Calls The Heart. Together, Jack and Kristina also have 31-year-old son Peter; seen in 2006
A statement was released Wednesday by the LA Coroner’s Office spokesman.
They are still investigating the details of the death.
“Cause of death is being postponed,” the spokesperson said.
His girl: Harrison’s girlfriend Sophia Bui – and actress who starred in Minx and in Top Gun: Maverick – also shared a touching post when she said she was “heartbroken.” “We loved each other for seven years, now and then, round and round. For better or for worse,” the Texas resident wrote in her caption when she was seen with her boyfriend
‘Deferred means that no cause of death has been established after autopsy and the medical examiner is requesting further investigation into the death, including additional investigations.
“Once the tests/studies come back, the doctor will re-evaluate the case and determine the cause of death,” the statement said.
His brother Peter, 31, shared a tribute this week.
He posted several throwback photos from their childhood where they were playing outside.
His brother is gone: His brother Peter, 31, shared a tribute this week. He posted several throwback photos from their childhood where they were playing outside
They will always be close in the heart: ‘Always with you’, wrote Peter at the message
Also an athlete: Harrison was seen on the football field in this image
‘Always with you’, Peter writes with the message.
Harrison’s friend Sophia Bui — and actress who starred in Minx and Top Gun: Maverick — also shared a touching post saying she was “heartbroken.”
“We loved each other for seven years, now and then, round and round. For better or for worse,” the Texas resident wrote in her caption when she was seen with her boyfriend.
‘In sickness and in health. Sorry, I’ve been missing jr calls in the middle of the night for the past few days. I miss sleeping in the polar bear’s arms, curled up. I miss sending you crazy animal videos. I miss you sending beautiful songs that made me cry.’
She also said he was “the balm that soothed my soul.”
‘I was never alone in this world with you. You were the balm that soothed my soul,” she said. “I will always choose to love you in this world and in every other life.”
As They Were: Jack with Harrison at the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2006
The family: Actress Kristina Wagner and sons Peter and Harrison; this image was posted on may 20
Fans were shocked when it was announced on Tuesday that Harrison had died.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said Harrison was pronounced dead at 5:14 a.m. local time in North Hollywood and an investigation into the cause of his death is currently underway.
Harrison’s last Instagram post was on May 22. He was only seen with his caption: “Focus. YOU are left with YOU and your thoughts.’
Sad loss: Jack and Harrison seen in March. Jack, 62, and Kristina, 59, have yet to comment on the passing of their son who had worked as a musician and DJ.
Jack, 62, and Kristina, 59, have yet to comment on the passing of their son who had worked as a musician and DJ.
On May 20, Kristina shared her latest Instagram post. She was seen sitting on the steps of a house with her sons Peter and Harrison.
“A bittersweet goodbye to the place we’ve called Wagner Ranch for 25 years,” the star wrote.
‘The spiky beauty of the high desert and a landscape surrounded by national forests always reminded us that there is peace if you are willing to seek it. Oh Ranch, it’s time to get a divorce. We will miss you very much with our heartwarming memories. We know there are many opportunities for joy ahead.”
Jack welcomed Harrison in December 1994 with his then-wife, actress Kristina Wagner.
She has had a successful career in Hollywood and is best known for her TV show When Calls The Heart and the films Children of Internment and The Storyteller.
Together, Jack and Kristina also have 31-year-old son Peter.
The couple married in 1993 and divorced in 2006.
Jack also has daughter Kerry, born in 1988, after a one night stand with a woman.
Harrison was reported missing in 2016.
Harrison was away for a week after a relapse, this was shared by his father.
“I’m going to ask those who want to share their fears, addictions and struggles to do so via Twitter. We can face them together, I’ll start,” Jack said.
“I fear for the safety of my youngest sons,” he later added. “Harrison has struggled with drugs and alcohol just as much as when I was younger. He has relapsed and is 5 days MIA.’
In 2018, Wagner said the death of his idol, rapper Mac Miller, was a wake-up call.
He tweeted: ‘It’s a wake-up call for those who are still using and suffering from the disease.’
His Career: Jack rose to fame in show business in 1991 when he worked on the soap opera Santa Barbara. In 1997 he was cast on another soap opera Sunset Beach and in 1994 he landed the role of Dr Peter Burns on Melrose Place.
They were an item: Jack and Heather started dating in 2007, got engaged and broke up in 2020. Seen in 2011 in London.
Jack rose to fame in show business in 1991 when he worked on the soap opera Santa Barbara.
In 1997, he was cast on another soap opera, Sunset Beach, and in 1994, he landed the role of Dr. Peter Burns at Melrose Place, where he met his future girlfriend Heather Locklear.
Jack and Heather started dating in 2007, got engaged and split in 2020.
Then came Titans in 2000 and in 2013 he was cast in General Hospital. He was also on The Bold And The Beautiful and When Calls The Heart with Kristina.
His next film is Falling For Christmas, which will be released later this year.
Soap Star: seen with a female costar on The Bold And The Beautiful
Still handsome: the actor can be seen here in Los Angeles in 2019
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