Actor Kristoff St. John, who starred on the long-running CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, died Sunday, February 3. He was 52 years old.
LAPD confirmed his death to OK!, saying “Kristoff St. John passed away yesterday at 2:05 p.m. He was found in the 2300 block of Morea Way.” They also mentioned that his cause of death could’ve been from an alcohol overdose, but they don’t have any further information at the moment.
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.
Kristoff’s personal life has been filled with tragedy for years. His son Julian, who he shared with ex-wife Mia St. John, committed suicide back in 2014 while getting treatment at a mental health facility. Kristoff and Mia sued the facility for negligence.
The former Y&R actor then threatened to kill himself with a gun in 2017 around the anniversary of Julian’s suicide. Cops placed him under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.