Beloved daytime soap star Kristoff St. John was found dead in his home on Sunday, TMZ reports. He was 52. The Young & The Restless actor was found by a friend who reportedly went to check on him at his San Fernando Valley home. Police and paramedics pronounced St. John dead on the scene. There were no apparent signs of “foul play,” but sources claimed alcohol could have been a factor in his death.
Kristoff and his ex-wife Mia St. John’s life was marred by tragedy when their son, Julian, committed suicide in 2014. The decorated thespian struggled with his own depression and reportedly contemplated suicide in 2017. He was placed under a 72-hour hold.
Mia tweeted (then deleted) “”THAT HOSPITAL KILLED OUR SON @TheArtofJulian THEN MY HUSBAND @kristoffstjohn1. THATS WHAT HAPPENED! THEY KILLED MY FAMILY.”
Young & Restless fans are distraught over Kristoff’s death.