Kristoff St. John, an actor who appeared on “The Young and the Restless” since 1991, died at age 52.
His lawyer confirmed the actor’s death to several news outlets on Feb. 4.
TMZ first broke the news, saying police responded to a call from St. John’s friends, who reportedly found him dead at his San Fernando Valley home on Feb. 3.
The Young and the Restless' Kristoff St. John, was found dead Sunday at his home.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, the entertainment news website reported.
“We’re told there was no sign of foul play, however one source says alcohol might have played a role,” TMZ said.
St. John played Neil Winters on the long-running daytime soap opera, earning him multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
According to TMZ, the actor’s personal life has been marked by tragedy.
His son, Julian St. John, committed suicide in 2014 while receiving treatment at a mental health facility.
His family later sued the facility for negligence and it was settled, the report said.
And in 2017, the elder St. John was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold after attempting suicide on the anniversary of his son’s death. His wife, the boxer Mia St. John, said reports of the incident at the time were not accurate.
— Mia St. John (@MiaStJohnBoxer) November 29, 2014
“No parent should ever have to bury their child, and for those who do, it is a nightmare that haunts you forever. The death of our beloved son Julian, has taken a toll on both of us. He is an actor and while he may appear whole on the outside, his heart is broken,” she told Entertainment Tonight at the time.
She added, “Last week, an incident occurred, that pushed him to the breaking point, but was not accurately reported.”
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