Kristoff St. John, Star Of ‘Young & the Restless,’ Dead At 52

Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young & the Restless,” has died, according to his attorney Mark Geragos. He was 52. A cause of death has not yet been released.

St. John — the son of actor Christopher St. John — entered the industry at a young age, making his television debut at age 7 in the series, “That’s My Mama.” He went on to star in the series “Charlie & Company” with Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight and Della Reese and also had a recurring role on “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.” He made appearances on other TV shows, including “The Cosby Show,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Arli$$,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Martin,” and “Living Single.”

St. John joined the cast of “The Young & the Restless” in 1991. In 2014, St. John’s 24-year-old son Julian died by suicide while he was a patient at the La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility in Long Beach, California. The actor and his ex-wife Mia later filed suit against the facility. St. John was open about his battles with depression following the death of his son and in 2017 he took a leave of absence from his show to deal with mental health issues.

St. John’s last posted on Twitter January 21 when he retweeted a tweet which said “Grieving the loss of a child is a process. It begins on the day your child passes, and ends the day the parent joins them.” He was also set to marry his girlfriend Kseniya Mikhaleva soon.

Kristoff St. John, ‘Young and the Restless’ star, dead at 52

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