Kristoff St. John

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The soap industry has lost many famous faces throughout 2019 such as One Life to Live’s Stephen Markle, Dallas’ Ken Kercheval, Passions’ Georgia Engel, Young and the Restless’ Kristoff St. John, General Hospital’s Jed Allen, 90210’s Luke Perry, Soap’s Katherine Helmond, The Doctors and Another World’s Beverley Owen, Days of our Lives’ Steve Bean, Another World and As the World Turns’ Carmen Duncan, All My Children’s Candice Earley, All My Children, Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives and One Life to Live’s writer, Bettina Bradley, Days of our Lives’ William Morgan Sheppard, General Hospital’s head of hair and make-up’s Donna Messina and Bold and Beautiful and Young and the Restless’ Scha Jani.

It’s never easy to say goodbye to a family member or a friend and because we let these stars into our lives through television or movies, we think of them almost as friends. If you haven’t read the news by now, we also have honored the soap stars we’ve lost in 2018 such as Soap’s Donnelly Rhodes, Young and the Restless’ Elizabeth Sung, Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay and various others that will always be remembered.