Kristoff St. John: CBS/Sony Statement on ‘Y&R’ Star’s Death

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In light of the passing of beloved actor Kristoff St. John, star of “The Young and the Restless, the CBS Television Network and Sony Pictures Television (producer of “Y&R”) have released a joint statement on the death of the actor who portrayed Neil Winters on the soap for nearly 30 years.

“The news of Kristoff St. John’s passing is heartbreaking,” said the network and studio. “He was a very talented actor and an even better person. 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.”

St. John was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene after a friend went to check on the actor at his San Fernando Valley home on Sunday, and found his body, reports TMZ. No foul play is suspected.