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Young and Restless star found unresponsive.

Update February 11: has learned that Kristoff St. John’s body will be buried at Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California next to his son, Julian St. John. TMZ reports there are still no details on when and where his funeral will be held.

Back on February 5: has learned that an autopsy was completed on Kristoff St. John on Monday and the cause of death has been deferred until toxicology reports are returned. People reported that “a death investigation took place at around 2:05 p.m. for a possible alcohol overdose at the 2300 block of Morea Way.” St. John was pronounced dead at 4:02 PM on Sunday February 3. The actor had left UCLA Medical Center in the days prior to his death, where he had checked himself in due to depression, according to TMZ. Meanwhile, St. John’s fiancee, Russian model Kseniya, told Radar Online that the actor had been sad because they were apart. She was studying for a business degree in her home country while they waited for paperwork to come through that would allow them to marry and be together. She explained, “There was a little bit [of time] left and we could be together. He missed me. We were at a distance.”

On February 4, was incredibly sad to report that beloved Young and the Restless actor Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) has died at the age of 52. According to TMZ, St. John was found unresponsive in his San Fernando Valley, California home by a friend on Sunday February 3. The actor was pronounced dead at the scene, which reportedly had no signs of foul play, however one source claimed alcohol may have been a factor.

St. John became engaged to Kseniya, a Russian model, in September 2018. He was divorced from professional boxer, Mia St. John, with whom he had two children, son Julian, and daughter Paris. The St. John’s were devastated by Julian’s suicide in 2015, launched a lawsuit against the mental health facility where he had been living, and Kristoff St. John was hospitalized for a psych evaluation after threatening suicide himself in November 2017. Together, they launched the El Sabor es Poder (Knowledge is Power) Foundation for mental illness. In a since removed tweet, Mia St. John addressed her ex-husband’s death, and posted in all caps, “That hospital killed our son @TheArtofJulian then my husband @kristoffstjohn1 That’s what happened! They killed my family.” St. John was also married to Allana Nadal from 2001 – 2007, and they had a daughter named Lola, who the actor also leaves behind.

The actor, who played Neil on Y&R since 1991, was also known to daytime audiences for his role of Adam on Generations. One of St. John’s earliest and most memorable roles was as Ahmad Abdul Rahim on The Bad News Bears. The actor won 10 NAACP awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards (one for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama for Generations and one for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for Y&R) with 11 nominations overall. In 2014 his film, A Man Called God took home the Golden Palm Award for Best Picture at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.’s thoughts are with Kristoff St. John’s family at this difficult time, and with the many friends, castmates, crew, and fans who loved him. We share your sadness; he will be dearly missed.


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I’ve been thinking for awhile what to say. How to express my love and gratitude for Kristoff in my life. I don’t know if I can ever fully express how my heart feels. I’m so heartbroken. I’m mad, sad, confused…but I understand. I’m thankful you’re not in pain anymore, such a deep pain that no one could understand. No parent should have to bury their child, I’m sorry you had to. I’m sorry you’ve been hurting so much… You were one of a kind. I’ll never forget you were the first person who took me under your wing when I joined Y&R. You were the one who when I had my screen test, you helped me, made me feel connected and comfortable. I know part of the reason why I even got a role that changed my life forever is because of you. Your goofiness, openness, and genuine love and care you showed for other people was never overlooked. You treated me like your real daughter over the past 17 years. Between our deep conversations about religion to your goofy dad jokes, you’ve always had a special place in my heart. A place where a father should have been…I’m grateful I got to know you and share some of my most important moments of life with you. You will never be forgotten. I love you. I love you…💔

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This is terribly sad news. My heart and sympathy are with his family. So sad. RIP Kristoff. #rip @kristoffstjohn

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I am gutted. I will love you forever, my beautiful friend

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I will miss this beautiful man. Kristoff St. John, you were all heart, all the time. ♥️

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