'Young & The Restless' Star, Kristoff St. John, Passed Away At Age 52 Due To Alcohol Overdose
February 5, 2019 11:12 By Fabiosa
Death is the heaviest toll a heart can ever bear. Grief counseling is widely advocated, but sometimes, the mourning person doesn't even cry for help. Same can be debated in Kristoff St. John's case.
The New York-born actor was only 8 when he bagged his first debut in the sitcom series That's My Mama. Fast forward 39 years, he was currently playing the character of Neil Winters on CBS-TV's The Young and the Restless, the number one rated drama for the past 2.5 decades. The eight Emmy award nominee was a full measure of a mature artist, striving towards infinite success with his movie projects.
Expiry at 52
On Sunday night, February 4, Kristoff was found lifeless in his Woodland Hills house in Los Angeles, California, by a friend who came by to check on him. Paramedics who were summoned to the scene pronounced him dead.
Kristoff St. John Lost His 24 year Son Julian St. John Less Than 4 Years Old To Suicide In The Tragic NewsOf His Passing.— ms romanticc lady (@msromanticc) February 4, 2019
Please Keep The St. John’s Family In Your Thoughts & Prayers 😢🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/I7u5qrdKPG
He was 52. His demise follows the death of his 24-year-old son, Julian, who took his own life in 2014. He'd given up on his long battle with schizophrenia. Only 2 weeks earlier, the heartbroken dad had expressed how much he missed him.
Never a truer word was spoke. Thanks for posting this.— Kristoff St John (@kristoffstjohn1) January 22, 2019
According to TMZ's initial report gained from the police statement, there was no evidence of foul play, and the cause of his passing is possible alcohol overdose. St. John is survived by his two ex-wives and two daughters, Paris and Lola. He also left behind his fiancée of five months, Russian model Kseniya Mikhaleva. Such a traumatic loss!
Fans are devastated
His millions of followers are heartbroken over his passing. Social media users paid tribute to him, mentioning how badly he will be missed. Condolences were offered by all.
My heart is completely broken. We will all miss him dearly.— JoelyGabs (@joelygabs) February 4, 2019
Was hoping it wasn't true. Sad day. Such a loss for #YR and everyone who loved him. 😢— Marianne (@_marianne_39) February 4, 2019
I'm still in shock and so heartbroken. I feel as if I've lost a family member. May you rest in peace my sweet Kristoff.— Sherri Brumfield (@SherriBrumfield) February 4, 2019
I am so sorry. One of my favorite Y&R actors. He was the moral compass of the show. What are we supposed to do without him?— Alison Lyman-Hession (@Leinaala64) February 4, 2019
Rest in peace, Kristoff. You will not be forgotten as a great an actor dad, son, husband, partner, and much more. Share this and pray for the one who went above.