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Michael Heslin's husband says 'doctors have no explanation’ for his death aged 30

Michael Heslin's husband says 'doctors have no explanation’ for his death aged 30

Loved ones of the Special Ops: Lioness actor were shocked when he died after a week in hospital

The husband of Lioness actor Michael Heslin has revealed doctors have 'no explanation' as to why he passed away unexpectedly at just 30 years old.

Heslin's sudden death was announced on Instagram on 5 July by his husband of eight months, who is known professionally as Scotty Dynamo.

The star was known for appearances in a number of titles including Younger, The Holiday Proposal Plan and Special Ops: Lioness, but his talents also extended to behind the scenes.

Scotty Dynamo and Michael Heslin got married in November 2023. (Instagram/@scottydynamo)
Scotty Dynamo and Michael Heslin got married in November 2023. (Instagram/@scottydynamo)

In 2020, Heslin created, wrote, directed and starred in a scripted mockumentary series titled The Influencers.

He and Dynamo tied the knot in November 2023 and shared their lives with followers online, so it came as a complete shock to fans when Dynamo announced that Heslin had died.

"On July 2nd, my husband, best friend, and soulmate @mikeheslin passed away from an unexpected cardiac event after a week long battle in the hospital," Dynamo wrote in his post.

He went on to make clear that Heslin was in 'perfect health', and as a result 'the doctors have no explanation for what happened'.

Michael was said to be in 'perfect health'. (Instagram/@mikeheslin)
Michael was said to be in 'perfect health'. (Instagram/@mikeheslin)

In a tribute shared alongside a picture of Heslin, Dynamo went on to describe his husband as 'a real-life guardian angel' who had helped get him through multiple rounds of cancer.

"He truly was the sweetest, most caring, and loving man on earth, and he brought out the absolute best in everyone who had the pleasure to cross paths with him," Dynamo wrote.

"No matter how difficult things got, we knew that there was nothing we couldn’t overcome with Mike in our corner."

Dynamo revealed he and Heslin had plans to start a family, and were discussing their 'favorite baby names' for future children.

"If I ever become a dad, I am going to name my son after you and hope that I manage to raise him to become at least half the man you are," he wrote.

One of Heslin's most recent performances came in Special Ops: Lioness. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for The Ninth House Vip Screening Of "A Christmas To Treasure)
One of Heslin's most recent performances came in Special Ops: Lioness. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for The Ninth House Vip Screening Of "A Christmas To Treasure)

Though Heslin's passing caught the world by surprise, Dynamo shared that he managed to provide help to others even in death.

He explained: "It brings me peace to know that, through your wish to be a donor, you have given the gift of life to four different families.

"We are 3 weeks away from your birthday and 4 months shy of our 1 year wedding anniversary, but I know that you are in a better place and that heaven has gained another angel," he said before finishing with a quote from Shania Twain.

"I’ll love you 'forever and for always'," he wrote.

Friends and fans have shared their condolences in the wake of the news, with comments describing Heslin as an 'angel'.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact The Compassionate Friends on (877) 969-0010.

Featured Image Credit: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for The Ninth House Vip Screening Of "A Christmas To Treasure / Instagram/mikeheslin

Topics: Health, Celebrity