Helmut Huber, Susan Lucci's husband, died at the age of 84.
According to PEOPLE, the TV producer passed quietly on Long Island, New York, on Monday.
The statement from representative for the family:
"A family man, he was a loyal friend, and loved them deeply. With a roaring sense of humor, larger-than-life personality, and a practical problem-solver, he lived his life to the fullest. Mr. Huber who formerly raced motorcycles in Austria was a first-rate skier, and avid golfer, belonging to the Garden City Golf Club and Westhampton Country Club."
The reason for the TV producer's death has not been established. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that well-wishers give to the American Stroke Association.
In a statement, Susan Lucci’s publicist, Jessica Sciacchitano said, “Helmut's passing is a tremendous loss for all who knew and loved him. He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, and friend. The family kindly asks for privacy during this incredibly difficult time."
Susan Lucci's Children with Helmut Huber
During their marriage, Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber had two children: Liza Huber and Andreas Huber.
Liza Huber was born in 1975 and pursued a career as a television actress, following in her mother’s footsteps. The 47-year-old is best known for her portrayal of Gwen Hotchkiss in the soap opera Passions. She was in the show from 1999 to 2008. After a successful acting career, Liza retired to spend more time with her family and run her own business, Sage Spoonfuls.
Liza is married to Alexander George Hesterberg III (they tied the knot in 2004). The couple has four sons: Royce (age 14), Brendan (age 13), Hayden (age 10), and Mason (age 8).
In an interview with ET in October 2015, Liza revealed that her son Brendan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Susan then claimed how proud she was over the way her daughter was handling Brendan’s condition.
“Liza has given Brendan a mantra really. She would say to him, holding him by his arms and saying, my legs are tight. ‘So what?’ She’s raising a full total human being. He’s such a wonderful boy.” - Susan Lucci
Susan and Helmut’s second child, son Andreas Huber was born in 1988. The 34-year-old works as the CEO of Locality Media; the company is located in Garden City, New York.
When Andreas was in high school and college, he pursued his passion for golf. In 1998, he won both the individual and team Big East Championships at Georgetown University.
Andreas once took a break from golf to seek a Wall Street job. He returned to the Canadian PGA Tour and the European Challenge Tour shortly after. In 2013, the golf enthusiast appeared on Disney's Big Break Golf.
Susan Lucci’s Relationship with Helmut Huber
Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber got married in 1969.
They first met in 1965 in Long Island, New York. Susan Lucci was an 18-year-old Marymount College student.
Helmut, on the other hand, was the Garden City Hotel's head of food and beverage service and a chef. The two got closer when Susan worked at the hotel as a server during college.
Helmut claimed in an interview with People Magazine in 1999 that it was love at first sight. In a Fox News interview in 2020, the actress said she was lucky to marry Helmut.
“I got really lucky because I married somebody who is smart and handsome, and he’s very confident and he has a great sense of humor. And, fortunately, he’s not only been supportive, which is a lovely word. He’s been with me, really with me hands-on and right there. He’s really been a rock, and I got lucky because how could I know all that going in? I was 22."