Actor Mike Heslin Dies At 30 After Suffering A ‘Cardiac Event’


Actor Mike Heslin, known for his role in “Lioness,” passed away on July 2 after a sudden cardiac event.

Heslin’s husband, Scotty Dynamo, shared the news of his passing, noting that it happened after a week-long hospital stay. The couple, married in November 2023, was planning for a family.

Dynamo described Heslin as selfless and a guardian angel who supported him through cancer. To cover expenses, a GoFundMe has been launched.

The late Mike Heslin’s acting career included roles in “The Holiday Proposal Plan,” “7 Deadly Sins” and more.

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Actor Mike Heslin Passes Away At 30

Instagram | Mike Heslin

Heslin, known for his role in the 2023 thriller series “Lioness,” passed away earlier this week at 30. His husband announced on Friday that Heslin succumbed to an “unexpected cardiac event” on July 2 after a “week-long battle in the hospital.”

Despite being young and in perfect health, Dynamo shared that doctors “have no explanation for what happened” to Heslin. He added that Heslin, a committed organ donor, had also “given the gift of life to four different families” through his donations.

The couple had been together since 2018 and tied the knot less than a year ago, in November 2023. They also recently started planning for a family and were even picking out baby names.

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Mike Heslin’s Husband Pays Tribute To Him

In a post on Instagram, Dynamo shared a heartfelt eulogy and a series of photos. He stated that Heslin passed away three weeks shy of his 31st birthday and four months before their first wedding anniversary.

Dynamo described his late spouse as the “world’s most perfect father” and expressed his wish to name his future son after Heslin, noting that he hopes to raise him to be at least half the man his husband was.

He continued, stating that Heslin was his “best friend and soulmate,” calling him “the sweetest, most caring, and loving man on earth.”

Reflecting on Heslin’s final moments, Dynamo wrote, “When I felt you take your last breath, my heart shattered into a million pieces.”

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He added, “If I had the power to trade places with you, I would do it in an instant. But I will take it one day at a time like you always told me to, and live every day in your honor.”

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Scotty Dynamo Remembers The Late Actor As A ‘Brilliant’ And ‘Selfless’ Person

Mike Heslin
Instagram | Mike Heslin

Dynamo shared that Heslin was “brilliant, selfless, talented, and a real-life guardian angel” and that he “single-handedly carried me through multiple rounds of cancer” after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in the fall of 2020.

“He was the first person everyone would call to share the good news with, and he was the perfect person to call if they needed a shoulder to lean on or the best advice,” he wrote.

The grieving spouse added: “Michael, meeting you was the best thing to ever happen to me. You are my world. You are everything to me.”

Despite his grief, Dynamo acknowledged that Heslin is now in a better place, noting, “Heaven has gained another angel.”

He concluded his heartfelt tribute with a quote from Shania Twain: “I’ll love you ‘forever and for always.'”

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Fans Share Heartfelt Tributes And Condolences For Late Actor Mike Heslin

In the comments, fans expressed their condolences and paid tribute to Heslin. One commented: “Omg Nic, I am so sorry. Between your cancer journey and Mike’s sudden passing, you’ve been through an unbelievable amount of health misfortune for such a young age. Wishing you strength.”

Another added, “I am utterly speechless. I am sorry beyond words. He was such a special man, and I enjoyed seeing y’all journey so much over the years. Sending so much love your way. I am so sorry.”

A third user wrote: “This is the most unfortunate thing, and I lack the words to express my sympathy adequately. Y’all are the literal definition of soulmates, regularly reminding me that there’s is love in the world. You’re strong, this we know, but I still hope you find the still greater strength to get through the coming weeks.”

“I just saw this and I’m devastated. So much love to you and Mike’s family. I’ll reach out to you when you have had some time to process. Love you, my friend,” a fourth person noted.

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GoFundMe Launched For Late Actor Mike Heslin

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to cover funeral and hospital costs and to support Heslin’s loved ones. Friends and family remembered the late actor as someone always willing to help others.

“There are many ways to define a person and their impact, and Mike is many beautiful things to so many people. But the word we keep returning to is Helper. In that Mike spirit, it’s time for us to be the Helpers,” wrote the organizer of the fundraiser.

Heslin’s acting career featured roles in “Lioness,” “In Their Shoes: A Journey to Homelessness,” “The Influencers,” “House Sitting,” and “I Love You… But I Lied,” “Younger,” and “7 Deadly Sins.” He also starred in the 2023 romantic comedy “The Holiday Proposal Plan” and the 2020 TV movie “BoyFriends.”

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