young restless cast remembers kristoff st john birthday
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It’s not just that’s missing The Young and the Restless star today.

We’ve already shared our thoughts on Kristoff St. John on what would have been his 54th birthday. Now his castmates and friends from The Young and the Restless are doing the same.

Christel Khalil, who plays Neil’s daughter, Lily, took to Instagram to express her wish “to see your beautiful smile again.” That and to rib the good-natured actor, as she was known to do.

Wednesday’s Baldwin-Fisher-centric Young and Restless rebroadcast just happened to feature St. John, prompting Greg Rikaart, who plays Kevin, to sigh tweet, “Sure is bittersweet seeing Kristoff, huh?”

Daniel Goddard, who played Neil’s former son-in-law, Cane, added that “not a day goes by that we don’t miss” St. John.

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) seconded that emotion. “The world was a little more beautiful, a little more joyful and way less serious with” St. John in it, she wrote. “How lucky for me and the rest of us that you were born.”

But perhaps the most openhearted message came from St. John’s first wife, Mia, a professional boxer with whom he had two children, daughter Paris and her late brother, Julian. “Happy birthday to my beautiful Kristoff,” she tweeted. “Your headstone, next to our baby boy, says nothing about Y&R because you were so much more.

“You were a father, son, friend and, most of all,” she concluded, “the most beautiful person I ever knew.”

Instead of blink back those tears, maybe you should just go ahead and let them fall as you review’s photographic tribute to St. John.