Tyler Henry, a reality television star born in the United States on January 13, 1996, is a well-known psychic. In his work as a medium, he does various things, including foretelling the future and communicating with the dead. When he was 10-years-old, he reportedly discovered that he had psychic abilities after receiving intuitive mental images predicting the death of his grandmother. One of Netflix’s best series, Life After Death, is one of his creations.
When it comes to visual art, Tyler Henry is one of the most well-known artists. We learn more about Tyler’s private life and family relationships. This series explores Tyler’s origin story, upbringing, early readings, tour, partner, and, perhaps most poignantly, relationship with his mother and their search for their family’s past.
Review of Life After Death by Tyler Henry
We follow Tyler as he gives multiple readings in each episode. It is a mystery that he’ll be reading, and he’ll either be driven there by Rebecca or his mother. Some people’s stories are so harrowing, and Tyler’s ability to give them hope and closure is powerfully moving and kind. We learn more about Tyler’s physical and mental well-being throughout the series and how he copes. When it comes to Tyler’s TV shows, live shows, fame, success, and how he has helped people worldwide come to terms with their pasts, he is an incredibly calming presence.
Due to the emotional journey that reveals Tyler and his mother’s tumultuous childhood and their family’s roots, Tyler seeks professional assistance because he wants to help his mother but also feels helpless in the situation. Tyler seeking professional service demonstrates his humanity and the limitations of his superhuman abilities. This series teaches us that we do not need a medium to get the help and closure we need. Intuition and gut feelings all have a role to play, and we all need to learn to trust them.
Tyler uses his art as a means of expressing himself. While his guests watch him scribble and doodle, he connects with the energies around him and provides a reading. It is a straightforward structure repeated time and time, but it never becomes tedious or repetitive because each story is unique and special in its own right. In sensor readings, he is cautious to keep some information private. Unsolved cases, such as those involving missing people or murder victims, benefit from these donations. To turn a conversation around from a negative to a positive is a lovely and clever way for Tyler to handle the people Tyler reads.
Henry’s unassuming demeanor does not mean he is afraid to make tough promises. A mother is put at ease when her deceased son knows that she has changed her ways in the afterlife. In another example, the mother of a boy who drowned is told that he does not blame his friends for his death. When Henry meets the woman whose brother was murdered and claims to be working on a case, he shows no hesitation. By talking to living people about their daily struggles, you can learn about the story of a poor mother who gave up her child for adoption. In the final episode, Henry, who has already told us how lonely and alienated he felt as a gay-only child that he considered suicide in his teens, reveals that his gifts first became apparent soon after the death of a close relative. This sad, cold reality occasionally interrupts the flow of this show. Maybe he longs for the dead to speak more than anyone else.
Toward the end of the premiere episode, we learn that Tyler’s mother, Theresa, has been delving into her family’s past few years. She knew two years ago that her mother was not the woman she had always believed to be her biological mother. She felt relieved because her mother was a murderer, and Theresa was not related to the people who raised her by blood. His grandmother is a convicted murderer who served more than 30 years in prison for her crimes. Tyler and his mother search for answers about her birth parents throughout the season, and we learn more about this heinous crime. Because of this structure, Life After Death does not begin to discuss the murders until Episode 4 of its run when it comes to the season’s first few weeks.
At the onset of episode three, Tyler Henry’s grandmother Stella abandoned her two biological children, Peter and Felicia, when they were very young and took them to California for about two years. As other mediums claims, later in the season, Stella stole a newborn Theresa from the hospital and forged her birth certificate when she lived in Louisiana. It was only recently that a DNA test revealed the truth for Felicia and Peter that Theresa was not their sister after all. Stella’s crimes would continue long after she was caught stealing a baby. She was an abusive mother who also regularly involved her children in scams she ran on members of her church.
When she was found guilty of the murders of Judy Wang, the owner of the Fowler Motel, and Wang’s boyfriend, Wai Lee, Stella’s crimes progressed to murder. Her 18-year-old son Peter was called and asked to help bury the two bodies in a shallow grave after the murders. For her safety, Stella claimed that the couple was murdered by someone else, who would kill her and Peter if the “truth” was ever revealed. Peter was charged as an accomplice to the crime when Stella was arrested. Peter now believes that his mother killed Wang and Lee in an attempt to seize control of the motel after reflecting on the incident. Even though it is a strange explanation, it is the truth.
There is a lot of information about the double homicide in the show, but a lot is left out. The local newspaper archives are a goldmine of information, which is what I did. How long ago was Stella Fowler Motel’s owner murdered? On Friday, July 22, 1977, two unidentified bodies of Wang and Lee were discovered. One of the motel rooms was three feet away from where the victims was buried with multiple gunshot wounds in a shallow grave. As Maria Lisa Nestle, Stella initially planned to call authorities and claim that someone had called her and told her that someone had been killed and buried on the property. However, when she realized that the sheriff was already aware of the bodies, she gave him the heads up herself. According to the team of detectives who found them, a week had passed since the couple was last seen alive.
On July 16, Stella called the police to report that a gang of armed men had broken into the motel and threatened to commit more crimes that night. According to what she told Peter, Wang and Lee’s bodies had already been buried. As a result, four people were detained at the motel the following morning, including two men and two women. That is when Stella realized that the people, she had been threatened by were indeed there. Before the bodies were found, the police appear to have taken Stella’s word as gospel and arrested four people who had been staying at the motel at the time of the incident. When Stella tipped off the police about the bodies she had buried, she provided some cover and a list of possible suspects.
Getting to the bottom of what happened was a breeze for the police. On July 28, 1977, six days after the bodies were found, Stella was arrested. Wang’s brother told police that he believed it was doubtful that his sister would leave the motel in the care of anyone other than the family. Numerous witnesses claim that Stella had asked them to help her tie up Wang and Lee, even more shocking. Both their hands and feet were bound when their bodies were found. Soon after, he confessed to investigators that his mother had led him to believe “some Mexicans” had murdered Wang and Lee, and he was taken into custody on August 2. In addition, Stella’s alleged robbers from a few weeks earlier were all Mexican Americans, as you might expect.
As an additional point, none of the historical accounts mention a connection between Stella’s claim of an extortion attempt and her untruths about who “really” killed the couple, which I believe to be an essential piece of the puzzle. Since she called the sheriff’s office to report there were bodies on the property, Stella used the false report of an extortion/robbery to create a commotion and get Fowler on the radar.
In May of 1978, Stella was sentenced to two concurrent life terms in prison for the murders of her husband and their two children. Peter was put on probation for two years after he helped his mother bury the bodies. After it was discovered that the only person who could testify against the four people accused of robbing and extorting the Fowler were the murderers, the charges against them were dropped.
For those unfamiliar with Tyler’s previous work, this is a chance for him to make a fresh start. Since he was a child, he has been able to make connections with the otherworldly. It was not until his teens, however, that his ability to channel and focus that ability allowed him to provide readings for people who were looking to hear from loved ones who had passed on. Artistic skills are also linked with mediumship, and while painting on canvas, he uses a scribble pad to open his mind to the messages that are being conveyed by the spirits.
When he reads four of his best friends, he gets images and messages that indicate he is connected to one of their friends who died during childbirth. It was true, for example, that she adored mariachi music, which was one of the little-known facts about her. This producer has previously worked with Out Kast and other big-name artists. As if he had been shot, Tyler experiences pain in his side and heaviness in his chest. He knows what it is like to be in pain in the chest because he had a collapsed lung in 2020, which he believes was caused by the emotional strain of reading the books. During an interview, the producer recalls the intuitive nature of his late cousin, who gang members brutally murdered.
This episode concludes with Tyler and Clint Goodwin learning more about Theresa, who found out two years ago via a genealogy DNA test that her parents were not the ones she was born to in the first place. Her parents believed the people had a tumultuous relationship, so she is eager to learn more about her true identity. There are other things she wants to know about the people she thought were her parents because that may not have been legal.
Tyler Henry does not make sweeping statements like “I’m thinking about a name that begins with E or claims to have actual conversations with the dead endears him to many people, even skeptics. For him, the information comes to him in pieces, mostly as flashing images and specific bodily sensations. He admits this to be the case after the first reading. He tells his assistant, “I feel like I leave something behind when I’m done.” He also admits that he is physically and emotionally exhausted by his work.
Finally, this is a recommendable series that everyone should watch. I hope this review of Life After Death helps you to at least check out the show. For a show that focuses more on the emotional impact of a crime, Life After Death summarizes what happens after death. It exposes the connection of the physical world with the spiritual world for a better understanding of the reality of the spiritual world. Without going into the extortion setup or dark details of Stella’s hostile takeover of the Fowler Motel, the season provides you with all the information you need to know. However, Tyler Henry’s show is more about healing in the present and less about opening wounds from the past.