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 By Amanda Thomason  September 30, 2021 at 12:44pm

Michael Edward Tylo, 72, known for his roles in multiple soap operas as well as television and film, passed away at Henderson Hospital in Nevada on Tuesday.

According to IMDb, he was born on Oct. 16, 1948, passing away just shy of his 73rd birthday. Tylo began his life in Detroit, Michigan, and started acting in soap operas in 1980.

His first major role was as Lord Peter Benton in “Another World,” followed quickly by one of his best-known roles as Quinton Chamberlain in “Guiding Light.”

He made many appearances in other television programs, including “All My Children,” “Lonesome Dove,” “A Man Called Hawk,” “General Hospital,” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Tylo was also a cast member on “Zorro” in 1990 and “The Young and the Restless” in 1992. IMDb lists him as participating in over 30 different works up until 2014, when his last project was voicing Deathstroke in the 2014 “Nightwing” series.

In 2003, Tylo began working as a visiting professor in theater and film for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Eventually, he also taught acting and became the school’s assistant dean for the College of Fine Arts.

It was UNLV who announced the famed actor’s passing on Wednesday.

It is with tremendous sadness that the College of Fine Arts and Dean Nancy Uscher share the passing of beloved film professor, Michael Tylo.

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Image: Michael Tylo in Murder, She Wrote (1984) pic.twitter.com/N5BtfZ7GmQ

— UNLV Fine Arts (@UNLVFineArts) September 29, 2021

“It is with tremendous sadness that the College of Fine Arts and Dean Nancy Uscher share the passing of beloved film professor, Michael Tylo,” UNLV tweeted.

Nancy Uscher, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, shared generous praise of the late soap opera star.

“Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special,” she said, according to a statement on the UNLV website.

“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.”

The “Young & The Restless” Twitter account recognized their former cast member’s passing as well.

Our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Michael Tylo who graced #YR with his talents as Blade and Rick. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/sttd5qwodD pic.twitter.com/cEGTEqW2Ae

— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) September 30, 2021

“Our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Michael Tylo who graced #YR with his talents as Blade and Rick,” the show tweeted.

According to Deadline, the cause of Tylo’s death has not been shared.

Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she’s strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.

As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn’t really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.

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