The daytime community was shattered on Feb. 3, when THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Kristoff St. John (Neil) passed away unexpectedly. And on March 4, family and friends gathered together to pay tribute to the actor's life and career at a very special memorial service. “It was a beautiful memorial today,” tweeted Winsor Harmon (ex-Thorne, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL). “Kristoff was an amazing man with a beautiful soul. Loved him like a brother.”
Soap writer Michele Val Jean, who has penned scripts for SANTA BARBARA, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and B&B, also eloquently expressed her sorrow after the service. “We said goodbye to Kristoff St. John today,” she wrote. “Sad and beautiful at the same time. Still not okay with it, but I know he’s in a better place. RIP, Kristoff. I’ll love and carry you in my broken heart forever.”
For more photos and thoughts from the day, please browse through the gallery below as his friends and castmates say goodbye to the soul who was taken from us far too soon.
For more heartfelt memories of St. John from the people who knew him best, don’t miss the special tribute section in the new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth magazine, on sale now.