USA Today:– Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John has died at age 52.
His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the actor’s death, saying in an email: “Sadly we can confirm.”
The LA County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner Public Information Officer Sarah Ardalani said that St. John was pronounced dead at a home in Woodland Hills on Sunday.
The actor’s cause of death has been deferred “pending additional investigation” after an autopsy was completed Monday, according to the coroner’s official website.
Officer Rosario Cervantes, of the LAPD, said police responded to an incident Sunday in the San Fernando Valley area where a person was pronounced dead. She could not confirm the name of the deceased.
“We did respond yesterday at 2:05 p.m. on Morea Way for a possible alcohol overdose and that’s going to be a coroner’s case,” Cervantes said.
USA TODAY has reached out to the medical examiner’s office for more information.
St. John had played the character of Neil Winters since 1991 on the long-running CBS daytime soap opera.
“The news of Kristoff St. John’s passing is heartbreaking. He was a very talented actor and an even better person,” they said in the statement. “For those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him on ‘The Young and the Restless’ for the last 27 years, he was a beloved friend whose smile and infectious laugh made every day on set a joy and made audiences love him. On behalf of the Y&R cast and crew, CBS and Sony Pictures Television, we offer our heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones, especially his two daughters, Paris and Lola.”
The actor was nominated nine times for Daytime Emmy Awards, and he won 10 NAACP Image Awards.