Beloved ‘Young and the Restless’ soap opera star, Kristoff St. John has reportedly been found dead at age 52.
TMZ broke the news.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ one of Kristoff’s friends went to check on him at the actor’s home in San Fernando Valley Sunday, and found his body. Police and paramedics were alerted and responded to the house. Kristoff was reportedly pronounced dead on the scene.
St. John played Neil Winters on ‘Y&R’ since 1991. He earned him 9 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and 10 NAACP Image Awards. St John’s acting credits also included portraying a young Alex Haley in the ABC miniseries, Roots: The Next Generation, as well as Denise Huxtable‘s boyfriend (Lisa Bonet) on The Cosby Show.
In December 2014, the daytime soap star shared some heartbreaking news about a personal tragedy revealing that his son Julian committed suicide on November 23. The actor and his ex-wife, Mia, described their son as the “light” of their lives.
Julian, a talented painter, reportedly suffered from schizophrenia and endured “severe depression.” since childhood.
The St. Johns believed that the treatment center there son was admitted to contributed to his death and filed a lawsuit.
Mia St. John took to social media after her ex-husband’s passing sharing an emotional post linking his death to Julian’s.
She wrote, “THAT HOSPITAL KILLED OUR SON @TheArtofJulian THEN MY HUSBAND @kristoffstjohn1. THATS WHAT HAPPENED! THEY KILLED MY FAMILY”
The post has since been deleted.