Nine-time Daytime Emmy Award-nominated actor Kristoff St. John, the actor most known for his role on the “Young and the Restless” has died at the age of 52.
According to USA Today, his attorney, Mark Geragos, confirmed the actor’s death, saying in an email: “Sadly we can confirm.”
The Los Angeles 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, California on Sunday.
Officer Rosario Cervantes, of the LAPD, told USA Today, police responded to an incident Sunday 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.
St. John was a leading star on “Young and the Restless” and played the role of Neil Winters since 1991 on the hit daytime soap opera.
CBS Television Network and Sony Pictures Television released a statement about St. John’s death.
“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.”