February 4, 2019

The Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John has died at 52, NBC News reports.

St. John, who played Neil Winters on the long-running soap opera for nearly three decades, was found dead at his home in Woodland Hills, California. His death was confirmed by his lawyer, and while no cause has been officially released, NBC News and People reported that police have investigated it as a possible alcohol overdose.

Originally born in New York City, St. John began acting on television at the age of 7, making his first appearance on That's My Mama, reports CNN. He made one-off appearances on shows like Happy Days, Wonder Woman, The Cosby Show, and A Different World before landing the role of Adam Marshall on the soap opera Generations, and then as Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, a role that would win him two Daytime Emmy Awards.

St. John's fiancée Kseniya Mikhaleva mourned him on Monday in an Instagram post and called him "a loving father, a loving man." Brendan Morrow

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