‘Young and the Restless’ News: Eric Braeden Suffers Terrible Personal Loss

Young and the Restless longtime cast member Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman on the show, took to social media to mourn the death of his friend. Posting to Twitter, he informed followers and friends of Stefanos Miltsikakis’ passing. Our thoughts go out to family and loved ones of Miltsikakis!

Young and the Restless: Eric Braeden Mourns Death of Friend

Eric Braeden sadly took to Twitter on Monday to inform his followers of Stefanos Miltsikakis, a close friend, who had passed away last week. Miltsikakis was also friends with Braeden’s son, Christian. In fact, Christian and Miltsikakis trained together for many years.

The Young and the Restless star shared with his followers and fans, writing, “My son Christian& I with our friend, STEFANOS MILTSIKAKIS, ALL-AMERICAN WRESTLER and TOUGH GUY, who passed away last week! He was a fighter and a poet-philosopher, like his heroes, SOCRATES, ARISTOTLE, PLATO and HOMER! Christian trained with him for many years!”

Braeden is very active on social media and interacts with fans and friends alike on Twitter. Because he is so active on Twitter, a lot of fans instantly responded to the new. From posting about the latest Y&R storyline developments to complimenting his cast members, Braeden and his fans have open communication on Twitter.

Y&R Fans Rally Around Eric Braeden and Offer Condolences

Many Young and the Restless fans immediately responded to Braeden’s post, offering their prayers and condolences. Braeden responded back to these fans and followers, thanking them for the kind words that they sent.

However, the loss is especially difficult for Braeden, as he responded to one follower who commented on his post, telling him that Miltsikakis was like family. He had been to family get-togethers in the past and was close for years with Braeden’s son as they trained together.

Braeden also informed fans of why Miltsikakis passed away. Sadly, he had a genetic heart defect, which later resulted in his passing.


You can watch Eric Braeden as Victor Newman on Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS. Our thoughts go out to Mr. Braeden as he mourns the loss of his friend. Our thoughts also go out to Mr. Miltsikakis’s family, friends, and loved ones in this trying time!

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