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Following the tragic death of Kristoff St. John, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS put together a short tribute video to the actor but promised that the soap would address his legacy and that of his beloved character of Neil Winters in an upcoming storyline slated to begin in April. And now, Entertainment Weekly has reported that several familiar faces will be returning to Y&R to participate in that special tribute. Shemar Moore (Malcolm), Victoria Rowell (Drucilla) and Mishael Morgan (Hilary) will all be coming back to pay their respects.
Moore will reprise his role as Neil’s brother, Malcolm Winters, for two episodes airing on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, while Rowell and Morgan — whose Y&R alter egos are both deceased — will be appearing as themselves in a special tribute episode slated to air on Monday, April 29. This show will include former and current Y&R cast members sharing memories of St. John along with clips of Neil’s most memorable moments.
“We all miss Kristoff immensely and are understandably still in a bit of shock,” executive producer Anthony Morina told EW. “Our hope is that this storyline and tribute episode airing in April will honor the legacy character Kristoff helped create and provide our audience with the opportunity to say a meaningful goodbye to Neil Winters.”
St. John’s last appearance as Neil was in the Feb. 6 episode, and when the storyline unfolds in April, Neil’s loved ones will learn of his unexpected death and come together to mourn him. These will be episodes no Y&R fan will want to miss.
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