08.03.2023 / 20:27
Susan Lucci shares heartbreaking message following difficult year
All My Children alum, 76, usually shares upbeat posts on social media, but several weeks ago she paid a heartfelt tribute to Helmut on the first Valentine's Day without him.The message had many fans flocking to the comments section, with many admitting they were heartbroken for her.WATCH: Susan Lucci raises awareness of heart disease amid health battleShe had shared a throwback picture of the pair of them together, alongside the message: "Last Valentine’s Day with My Funny Valentine… Helmut Valentin—so thankful."Comments included: "Still so heartbreaking, especially when it's unexpected," and "That makes me happy and sad." Another said: "Your forever love."MORE: Kelly Ripa's glimpse inside her luxury townhouseMORE: Ryan Seacrest says he's 'happy' for the future after Live! with Kelly Ripa exitSusan lost Helmut in March 2022, and at the time a spokesperson for the actress said: "Helmut's passing is a tremendous loss for all who knew and loved him."A post shared by Susan Lucci (official) (@therealsusanlucci)Susan Lucci paid a heartbreaking tribute to her late husband Helmut Huber"He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, and friend. The family kindly asks for privacy during this incredibly difficult time."Helmut also worked as Susan's manager, and the pair dated for just three weeks before marrying on September 13 1969.MORE: Kelly Ripa's son Michael's unexpected baby photo leaves fans saying the same thing2022 was incredibly difficult for Susan, who not only lost her husband, but also suffered several health scares.In January, the star began feeling short of breath and experienced chest and jaw pain, but despite her previous history, she was reluctant to call a doctor.