“Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John has reportedly passed away at age 52.
According to TMZ, St. John was found in his California home after friends went to check on him. Emergency crews responded to the home, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.
TMZ reports that foul play isn’t suspected but that alcohol may have been involved.
Back in 2014, St. John’s son, Julian took his own life while in a mental health facility and St. John himself has also threatened suicide in the past according to reports.
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.
St John is known for his role as Neil Winters on the hit soap-opera, “Young and the Restless” which he began in 1991. That role in particular would go on to earn him 9 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and 10 NAACP Image Awards.