“Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John, 52, has passed away, TMZ reports.
According to law enforcement sources, one of the actor’s friends found his body at his San Fernando Valley home. Safety crews responded to the home, but he was pronounced dead.
TMZ reports they’re told foul play isn’t suspected and that alcohol may have been involved.
St. John has played Neil Winters on “Young and the Restless” since 1991, TMZ reports. He’s earned nine Daytime Emmy Award nominations and 10 NAACP Image Awards.
Kristoff has a tragic and troubled history with suicide. He and his ex-wife, boxer Mia St. John, lost their son, Julian, when he took his own life in 2014, while getting treatment at a mental health facility. Mia and Kristoff sued the facility for negligence. The suit was eventually settled.
In 2017, around the anniversary of Julian’s suicide, Kristoff threatened to kill himself with a gun. Cops placed him under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.