Kristoff St. John of ‘Young & the Restless’ deceased following an alcohol overdose

Kristoff St. John dead at age 52.

Young & Restless actor found dead.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

WOODLAND HILLS — Kristoff St. John, best known for his role as Neil Winters on the long-running CBS drama “Young and the Restless,” has moved on to that great, big soap opera in the sky. The light-skinned thespian died Sunday from an apparent alcohol overdose. He was 52. Kristoff’s attorney, Mark Geragos, confirmed the heartbreaking news through an email, saying “Sadly we can confirm.” Officer Rosario Cervantes, of the Los Angeles Police Department, said officers responded to an incident that took place at Kristoff’s home. By the time they arrived, it was too late.

Kristoff was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“We did respond yesterday at 2:05 p.m. on Morea Way for a possible alcohol overdose,” Cervantes said. Kristoff’s fiancée, Kseniya Mikhaleva, went off on Twitter. The Russian model seeks answers. “How did it happen ??? How ??? Why did you leave so early ???? and left me alone,” Kseniya tweeted. “You were everything to me …. you were a loving father, a loving man,…..how ??”

Kristoff divorced twice but fathered 3 children.

His 24-year-old son Julian committed suicide in 2014.

Blog King reached out to actress Victoria Rowell to send condolences. She starred alongside Kristoff as Drucilla Winters. Victoria has done several radio interviews with Mass Appeal and she’s considered a good friend. She released the following statement:

“Kristoff was a joy. He lived for the day. He loved working in film, prime time and starring on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ He cared about preserving the African-American legacy on the show and not being pigeon-holed into a black storyline.”

“I shall forever cherish our private and professional time together. Now, is a time for reflection, to mourn his departure and celebrate his brilliance, permanently imprinted on my memory.”

Words well spoken.

Rest in peace Kristoff.

You’re gone but not forgotten.

15 comments

  1. Wow wow 😢😢

  2. I’m going to miss him kristoff St. John He is one the y&r best stars in history I have 100% respect him you are my top 5 I’m going to miss you

  3. so sad to hear he was a drunk. grieving too..poor man. so sad.
    confusion hits all of us.
    please cry out to JESUS in your darkest hour. He will come to you.

  4. KATHY A BROEKHUIZEN

    You truly gonna be missed RIP NEIL

  5. Wow, James Ingram now Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) RIP😔

  6. Princess Lollipop

    Still can’t believe it, he is an amazing actor. Hope this is a bad dream. RIP to an amazing man and actor.

  7. I hate to say it but I saw this coming. He was in pain since his son died. Rest In Peace sweetheart 🖤

  8. So sad and hard to believe R. I.P I have been watching the show since the late 70s but Saint John when he came put flavor to it you’ll be missed every day I watch the show. You will be missed😢😘😘

  9. SherryDA2018 BB

    This makes me so sad…always enjoyed watching him….💐☹️

  10. Broken heart syndrome is real😣 KSJ is in a better place now.🌹👼🌹💞

  11. I really hope they don’t recast his character, no one will ever be able to fill his shoes …rip Kristoff 💔

  12. Gennifer Kelly

    I’m deeply saddened by the news that KRISOFF AS PASSED AWAY.. YOU REALLY NEVER GET OVER LOSING UR CHILD, I hope his soul can find peace.. Rest in peace krisoff..FOR GOD WILL ORDER HIS ANGELS TO PROTECT YOU WHEVER YOU GO… my up most respects to his family 💔💔💔😞😞😞💋💋💋

  13. I’ve always missed Victoria Rowell. She and Kritstoff were great together. I never understood why she never came back to Y&R. Now I understand from her point of view . Its very sad. RIP Kritstoff AKA Neil. You are missed and always will be.

  14. Thank you Victoria Rowell for the beautiful comments on kristoff st.john far as remembering when you Kristoff and Victoria all played that 1st black number1couple in the world and the young and the restless will always be my favorite number 1soap opera.

  15. Janet's Planet

    Mental Illness is serious. When someone is diagnosed with cancer that is taken seriously.
    Mental illness is no different! I’m praying that Kristoff is at peace together with his son!

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