The Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported that he died from heart disease combined with an accidental alcohol overdose. The former Young and the Restless star was 52.
LAPD confirmed his death to OK! on Monday, February 4, saying “Kristoff St. John passed away yesterday at 2:05 p.m. He was found in the 2300 block of Morea Way.” One of Kristoff’s friends reportedly went to check on him at his home in San Fernando Valley where they found his body. Police and paramedics were alerted and responded. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Several of Kristoff’s Y&R costars, including Eileen Davidson and Shemar Moore, have shared their heartbreak over his passing. The 2-time Daytime Emmy Award-winner’s life was plagued with problems prior to his passing. His son Julian, who he shared with ex-wife Mia St. John, committed suicide in 2014 while he was staying at a mental health facility. They later sued the facility for negligence.
Kristoff threatened to kill himself with a gun in 2017 around the anniversary of Julian’s suicide. He was placed under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.