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ChocolateBox31
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R.I.P. KRISTOFF ST. JOHN

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Kristoff has played Neil Winters on 'Y&R' since 1991 -- a role that earned him 9 Daytime Emmy Award nominations. He also won 10 NAACP Image Awards.

Kristoff has a tragic and troubled history with suicide. He and his ex-wife, boxer Mia St. John, lost their son, Julian, when he took his own life in 2014, while getting treatment at a mental health facility. Mia and Kristoff sued the facility for negligence. The suit was eventually settled.

In 2017, around the anniversary of Julian's suicide, Kristoff threatened to kill himself with a gun. Cops placed him under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.


Mia reacted to Kristoff's death with an emotional post on social media (which she has since deleted), and it's clear she is connecting his death to Julian's. She wrote, "THAT HOSPITAL KILLED OUR SON @TheArtofJulian THEN MY HUSBAND @kristoffstjohn1. THATS WHAT HAPPENED! THEY KILLED MY FAMILY"

https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/04/kristoff-st-john-dead-dies-alcohol-young-and-the-restless/

I am heartbroken over this. He was very depressed over his son's suicide. The last time I saw Kristoff is when I attended the Daytime Emmy Awards.

[Edited 2/9/19 6:03am]

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #1 posted 02/04/19 8:27am

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Oh wow, that's really sad. I've always like him.

Suicide is a death that the people living, have to deal with the rest of their lives. You never get over something like that.

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Reply #2 posted 02/04/19 8:36am

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sad R.I.P

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Reply #3 posted 02/04/19 9:30am

phunkdaddy

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Sad indeed. Always liked him as an actor.

In addition to seeing him for the first time as Denise Huxtable's guidance counselor

on A Different World I liked him acting on the soap Generations that featured the first black cast

on a daytime soap that also featured a then unknown Vivica Fox. After Generations went off

the air Kristoff got his game defining role on Young And the Restless as Neil Winters.

R.I.P sad

[Edited 2/6/19 10:20am]

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #4 posted 02/04/19 9:53am

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Kristoff & Vivica A Foxx as their characters from "Generations".


Kristoff & Vivica reteamed together recently for this Xmas movie "Christmas Cruise".

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #5 posted 02/04/19 9:58am

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cool

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #6 posted 02/04/19 10:24am

poppys

rose that's just terrible. I know a few Y&R fans that are gonna take this really hard.

Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
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Reply #7 posted 02/04/19 11:50am

2freaky4church
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The Cosby curse.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #8 posted 02/04/19 2:46pm

SPYZFAN1

R.I.P...Totally unexpected..I read he was still in a lot of pain over losing his son...I always liked him.. I also remember seeing him on the TV sitcom "Charles & Co." with Gladys Knight and Flip Wilson.

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Reply #9 posted 02/04/19 4:16pm

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rose

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Reply #10 posted 02/04/19 8:13pm

ladygirl99

I was stunned when I found out about this. It looks like he didn't have the peace he wanted on this Earth and I hope he since has in death.

Rest in power Kristoff.

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Reply #11 posted 02/04/19 9:54pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

The Cosby curse.

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Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #12 posted 02/05/19 3:39pm

2freaky4church
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rip

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #13 posted 02/06/19 6:37am

iZsaZsa

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phunkdaddy said:

Sad indeed. Always liked him as an actor.

In addition to seeing him for the first time as Denise Huxtable's guidance counselor

on A Different I liked him acting on the soap Generations that featured the first black cast

on a daytime soap that also featured a then unknown Vivica Fox. After Generations went off

the air Kristoff got his game defining role on Young And the Restless as Neil Winters.

R.I.P sad

Sorry to hear. I mistook him for the actor who played Denise's boyfriend on The Cosby Show who wore the mis-matched socks to dinner. But just the same, r.i.p.. rose

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Reply #14 posted 02/06/19 9:51am

HuMpThAnG

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iZsaZsa said:

phunkdaddy said:

Sad indeed. Always liked him as an actor.

In addition to seeing him for the first time as Denise Huxtable's guidance counselor

on A Different I liked him acting on the soap Generations that featured the first black cast

on a daytime soap that also featured a then unknown Vivica Fox. After Generations went off

the air Kristoff got his game defining role on Young And the Restless as Neil Winters.

R.I.P sad

Sorry to hear. I mistook him for the actor who played Denise's boyfriend on The Cosby Show who wore the mis-matched socks to dinner. But just the same, r.i.p.. rose

you're correct nod

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Reply #15 posted 02/06/19 4:14pm

uPtoWnNY

First time I saw him was on 'Happy Days' as Booker Brown. He was also on the 1976 Saturday morning show 'Big John, Little John'.

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Reply #16 posted 02/06/19 4:35pm

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Really shocking R.I.P. He always seemed like a very nice person. I remember him on Roots as a young Alex Haley.
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Reply #17 posted 02/06/19 5:09pm

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Today Feb 6 YnR aired the last episode that Kristoff filmed for the popular soap. Friday the 8th they will air a special tribute to him. sad

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #18 posted 02/10/19 3:53pm

JoeyC

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Tragic situation. The grief that Kristoff ST. John must have been feeling. sad


Hopefully both he and his son are in a better place. rose

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Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #19 posted 02/10/19 10:37pm

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Both he and Trica Cast from Y&R were both on the bad news bears TV show together
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