Last month, soap actress Hunter Tylo lost her son tragically after he had a seizure and drowned in the family pool.
She spoke to Larry King on Monday night about the call she received from her oldest son and how she is getting through such a tremendous loss.
“I thought the worst thing in life was having a sick child, but, there’s really nothing more painful than losing a child.”
And on Oct. 18, Tylo got the phone call every parent fears. “My oldest son Chris called and said ‘Mom are you sitting down?'” recalled the long-time soap star. “And there’s this hot rush of blood that envelops your face and your chest and you begin to know that there’s something terribly wrong.”
Chris continued, “I found Mike in the pool. He’s dead.”
“If I didn’t have my faith I wouldn’t be able to handle it,” said Tylo, a devout Christian. Addressing a viewer’s concern that she might not return to The Bold and the Beautiful, she added, “I use my pain to work. I don’t think Mike would want me to not be acting.”
Hunter must be a very strong woman to be able to talk about her son so soon after his accident. We hope she continues to do well.