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Helmut Huber, television producer and longtime husband of Susan Lucci, has died. He was 84 years old.
“Helmut’s passing is a tremendous loss to all who knew and loved him,” a spokesperson for the “All My Children” actress confirmed to Fox News Digital on Wednesday. “He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend. The family kindly ask for privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”
Huber died peacefully on Monday in Long Island, New York, a family representative told People magazine.
“A family man, he was a loyal friend and loved them dearly,” the rep shared. “With a roaring sense of humor, a larger than life personality and a practical problem solver, he lived his life to the fullest. Mr. Huber, who once raced motorcycles in Austria, was a top notch skier and an avid golfer, belonging to the Garden City Golf Club and the Westhampton Country Club.”
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Huber and Lucci, 75, said “I do” in 1969. According to the outlet, he is survived by the star, along with two sons, two daughters, his brother, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. children. In lieu of flowers, the family asked for contributions to the American Stroke Association to support stroke awareness and research.
The outlet noted that Huber, who was born in October 1937, became a US citizen in January 1994. While alive, he was asked to join the Austrian ski team. However, he completed his apprenticeship at the Hotel Maria Theresia. Huber went on to study at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, graduating at the top of his class.
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He came to North America at 21 and started his career in Canada before heading to New York at 23. The outlet shared that Huber improved his English by watching films by John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart. He then became Lucci’s manager and the CEO of Pine Valley Productions.
In 2020, Lucci told Fox News Digital that Huber never left her.
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“I was very lucky because I married someone who is smart and handsome, and he’s very confident and he has a great sense of humor,” she said at the time. “And thankfully he hasn’t just been supportive, which is a lovely word. He’s been with me, really with me on the pitch and right there. He’s really been a rock, and I’ve had some lucky because how would i know everything that is going on I was 22 years old.