Michael Tylo, an accomplished film and television actor who was a professor and dean at UNLV, has passed away. He was 72 years old.
Tylo died in Henderson on Tuesday, according to an UNLV spokeswoman.
Tylo taught theater and film as a visiting professor at UNLV from 2003. He became associate dean of the College of Fine Arts. The Detroit native was best known for his roles in the daytime dramas “Guiding Light” and “The Young and the Restless”.
“Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being – he was so special,” said Nancy Uscher, dean of the College of Fine Arts at UNLV, in an article posted on the university’s website, where the death de Tylo was announced. “He was a friend, colleague, teacher and exemplary artist. He had such a distinguished and rich career, but he was humble about his accomplishments. “
According to People magazine, Tylo played the role of Quinton Chamberlain in “Guiding Light” from 1981 to 1985, then again in 1996-1997. He was in 63 episodes of “The Young and the Restless” between 1992 and 1995 in the dual roles of Alexander “Blade” Bladeson and Rick Bladeson.
Tylo has also performed with students at the Nevada Conservatory Theater and in “Stealing Las Vegas,” a feature film produced by UNLV and Roger Corman. Tylo has also provided the voiceover at the College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame events over the years.
“He loved his family dearly and led a happy life, but he left us far too soon. He will be sorely missed, but feel a deep gratitude for all that Michael has contributed to the College of Fine Arts, UNLV and the world.
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