Young and the Restless Tragedy: Kristoff St John Dead at 52 – Neil Winters Actor Struggled with Depression

Young and the Restless star Kristoff St John died this weekend. Y&R fans know how troubled Kristoff St John (the actor plays Neil Winters) has been in recent years. Since his son Julian St John killed himself in late 2014, Kristoff has struggled. In October 2017, he was hospitalized for himself threatening suicide and now he’s dead at the young age of 52.

Young and the Restless: Kristoff St John Dead at 52

Mia St John called police in late 2017 when she was scared that he would kill himself. She and her ex-husband remain on friendly terms. Police came to his home and found several guns and a despondent St John. Authorities placed Kristoff on a 72 hour psychiatric hold but was eventually released.

Since then, he’s had a couple of breaks from Young and the Restless while he struggled with depression issues. Now Kristoff St John is gone too, a little more than four years after his son’s death. As of now, the cause of death is not confirmed although the police do not suspect violence or foul play.

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Y&R Actor Passes Away – Alcohol Suspected  – Fiance Hasn’t Commented

In September 2018, Kristoff St John proposed to his younger Russian girlfriend and model Kseniya Mikhaleva. He was in Moscow to ring in the New Year with her looking happy. However, since then, there are no photos of either on their social timelines, but this may because it was a long-distance relationship.

A friend found Kristoff St John unresponsive in his home on Sunday, February 3. He was unresponsive, so they called 911. Paramedics pronounced Kristoff St John dead at the scene. Police suspect alcohol is a factor in his death. He was home alone at the time that he passed away.

The actor’s surviving family includes boxer ex-wife Mia St John, children Paris St John and teenager Lola St John, and his father and fellow actor Christopher St John. Plus his fiancee Kseniya Mikhaleva.

Young and the Restless Neil Winters Fans Will Grieve

Y&R fans missed Kristoff St John when Mal Young abruptly wrote Neil Winters off the CBS soap. In recent weeks, fans thrilled to see him back as Neil returned to Genoa City to spend time with family. Now, with this sudden death, new writer Josh Griffith will have to write an exit for the actor.

Given Neil Winters’ struggle with alcohol on the show. And alcohol playing a role in actor Kristoff St John’s death. So, Young and the Restless could write a similar sad ending for Neil Winters to mirror his own tragic passing. At this moment, authorities offer no more information about Kristoff St John’s struggle and final days.

Please come back often for updates on this sad and tragic Young and the Restless news on Kristoff St John’s passing.

Kelly Joyner

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