, one of the stars of CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful
, suffered a devastating blow last week when her 19-year-old son, Michael Tylo, Jr., accidentally drowned while at a home in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.
According to Henderson police spokesperson Todd Rasmussen, Michael was already without life when police arrived at the house following a call from an unidentified person. Tylo, who appears as Dr. Taylor MArone on The Bold and the Beautiful
, was in Los Angeles at the time of the incident, show representative Eva Demirjan said.
The Daily Herald
is reporting that the teenager was in the home of his older step-brother, Christopher, and is believed to have suffered a seizure and fallen into the pool. Michael reportedly has no history of substance abuse.
Hunter Tylo's representative told E!
that the 45-year-old actress and the family are not ready to comment at the moment.
Michael was Hunter Tylo's oldest child with ex-husband Michael Tylo, an assistant professor of film at the University of Nevada and a former soap star. The Bold and the Beautiful
actress has three other children, Chris, Izabella Gabrielle and Katya Ariel, who suffers from a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma.
Katya was only four months old when she was diagnosed with the disease, which prompted the removal of her right eye. She developed tumors in her other eye at one point, but fortunately, they disappeared and she has been cancer free for several years.
Tylo is a board member of the Retinoblastoma International and founded the charity Hunter's Chosen Child to raise awareness of the disease.
When Tylo was still pregnant with Katya, she famously sued producer Aaron Spelling for wrongful termination when she was fired from Melrose Place
after telling them she was with child. She won $4.89 million, but the role of Taylor McBride was given to Lisa Rinna
(Dancing with the Stars, Veronica Mars
Tylo began working on The Bold and the Beautiful
on a full-time basis in 1998.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Daily Herald, E!
(Image Courtesy of E!)