Iconic ‘Young & Restless’ Star Kristoff St. John Dead At 52

by Krystal Franklin

February 4, 2019

Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

Kristoff St. John, famously known for his role on the hit soap opera The Young and the Restless has died. He was 52. TMZ reports the actor was found dead at his San Fernando Valley home on Sunday by friends and family.

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 21: Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) with family and friends gather for Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) and Hilary Curtis’ (Mishael Morgan) on the CBS series THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Johnny Vy/CBS via Getty Images)

Unfortunately the St. John family is no stranger to tragedy. In 2014 the 10-time NAACP Image Award winner’s son Julian committed suicide while receiving treatment at a medical facility.

In 2017 Kristoff threatened to kill himself and was placed under psychiatric evaluation. When cops arrived to his LA home, they confiscated two guns and placed St. John under a 72-hour mental evaluation hold.

Take a look back at the nine-time Emmy award nominee as he talks about how he landed the role of Neil Winters in 1991.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the actor.

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