When news broke that THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Kristoff St. John (Neil) had died unexpectedly, social media was flooded with heartfelt posts from fans, friends, and more. “The news of Kristoff St. John’s passing is heartbreaking,” read a joint statement from CBS Television Network and Sony Pictures Television. “He was a very talented actor and an even better person. For those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him on Y&R 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’s Y&R castmates both past and present opened up about this devastating loss, and stars from other daytime dramas who knew the actor well also shared their thoughts. Browse through the gallery below for just a small sampling of this outpouring of emotion.
Our thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved St. John during this difficult time. For more on your favorite Y&R stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.