‘The Young And The Restless’ Will Pay Tribute To Kristoff St. John In A Special Way
The death of Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on The Young & The Restless soap opera, was a major shock to fans of the show. Now the CBS soap opera will be paying to tribute to the late star with a new storyline that will air this spring.
“The Young and the Restless will forever value the legacy of Kristoff St. John in his portrayal of Neil Winters,” CBS said in a statement. “Beginning in late April, Y&R will feature a storyline that pays tribute to both Kristoff and his character.”
St. John had been portraying Winters since 1991 and snagged two Emmys during his tenure on the show. His final episode aired Wednesday, February 6th.
St. John was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home February 3rd, 2019. His death came two weeks after he mourned his son during the four-year anniversary of his death. St. John’s 24-year-old son, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, committed suicide back in 2015. Shortly after his death, St. John struggled with his own suicidal thoughts as well.
Last month, St. John retweeted a post on Twitter that is now being looked at in hindsight as being possibly linked to his own death.
“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,” read the tweet. St. John replied saying, “Never a truer word was spoke. Thanks for posting this.”
St. John was 52-years-old.