Kristoff St. John Left The World As He Couldn't Live Without His Son, Co-Star Eric Braeden Claims

December 24, 2019

The soap opera star Kristoff St. John followed his deceased son’s footsteps and left this world. The Young and the Restless actor had been grieving the loss of his child and twitted just 2 weeks before his own life came to an end.

One Twitter user wrote:

Grieving the loss of a child is a process. It begins on the day your child passes, and ends the day the parent joins them.

To which St. John quickly responded:

Never a truer word was spoke. Thanks for posting this.

It was his last words on social media. Kristoff’s co-star Eric Braeden believes that the actor’s passing is not incidental. He thinks that St. John left this world because he couldn’t live without his son.

Grieving parent

Kristoff and his ex-wife Mia St. John’s son took his own life after struggling with mental health problems in 2014. Braeden remembers how deeply saddened was St. John by the heartbreaking loss and how wounded he felt for the past years.

He said to People:

He was deeply, deeply caring about his son and deeply wounded by his son’s death.

Braeden believes that demons from the tragedy haunted St. John and prevented him from moving on with his life. He commented:

I mean, how do you live with that? How do you live with the death of your son or your child? It’s unimaginable, I don’t even want to go there.

Kristoff and his ex-wife were blaming the hospital for their son's ending. Now, devastated Mia St. John says the hospital is responsible for her ex-husband's passing, too.

The cause of the actor’s passing has not been officially confirmed yet, but the investigators believe that it might be alcohol overdose. Nevertheless, it is obvious that he missed his son a lot and couldn't live through the tragedy.