“The Young And The Restless” Star Kristoff St. John Has Died

Actor Kristoff St. John, who is perhaps best known for his long running role on CBS’s The Young and the Restless, died on Sunday at the age of 52.

St. John was pronounced dead on February 3 at 4:02 p.m. pacific time, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner & Coroner confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

The spokesperson said that an autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon, however, no additional details regarding the actor’s death were available.

In 2017, St. John was hospitalized and placed on a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation after he threatened to kill himself, according to TMZ.

The star’s death comes nearly five years after the death of his son, Julian St. John, who committed suicide and had history of mental illness.

St. John played the character of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless for more than 25 years, winning the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his work on the program in 1992.

In 2016, St. John and the several members of the long running soap opera’s cast celebrated his decades-long dedication to the show.

The actor described himself as a “quiet dude,” and was modest when asked about his accomplishments at the CBS celebration of his work.

“I prefer going out of the limelight,” he said at the time.

“Maybe that’s because my family life is strong … I’m not really going to celebrate anything other than what’s on the stage … Business as usual, keep stepping, and hopefully make it safely to the 26th anniversary.”

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