"There are no words, so we cry and celebrate Harrison Hale Wagner," Jack Wagner wrote.
Trigger Warning: The following article mentions addiction and substance abuse which some readers may find distressing.
On the one-year anniversary of their son's heartbreaking death, Jack Wagner and his ex-wife Kristina Wagner shared touching tributes to honor their beloved son, Harrison Hale Wagner, who tragically passed away at the age of 27 on June 6, 2022. Taking to Instagram, Jack shared a cherished picture of Harrison as a young child, standing beside a campfire, holding a sausage link in his hands, getting ready to roast it.
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Alongside the image, the Nowhere to Land actor wrote, "My youngest, so pure, so perfect. I love you Harrison, I miss you Harrison. My heart goes out to parents who have lost a child. There are no words, so we cry and celebrate Harrison Hale Wagner 12/1/94-6/6/22💔." Kristina, on the other hand, posted a video on her Instagram featuring a shirtless adult Harrison while hiking. In the footage, Harrison shared heartfelt words about the pains and struggles of life and the importance of seeking guidance from one's belief or faith to find happiness and an extraordinary life.
Kristina explained, "We shot this video on Araby Trail and here I am posting it on the first anniversary of Harrison’s death. His words are comforting to me. It’s brutally painful to lose my boy. I still believe in open-mindedness, happiness, and love and I still have hope for wishes to come true." She concluded her caption with gratitude, saying, "Thank you Harrison."
Initially, the cause of Harrison's death was unknown when his body was discovered in a parking lot. However, a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner revealed that his death was classified as an accident, with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) listed as the official cause, per ET Online.
Jack and Kristina Wagner are paying homage to their son, Harrison, on the one-year anniversary of his tragic death.https://t.co/PLsUf73oY2— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) June 6, 2023
Following Harrison's passing, Jack and Kristina established the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund, acknowledging that their son had been battling addiction. The scholarship fund serves as a memorial to Harrison and aims to support individuals struggling with addiction. The news of Harrison's cause of death came four days after what would have been his 28th birthday, adding an additional layer of grief for his family and loved ones. A statement shared by the family after Harrison's death stated, "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."
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