Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John was found dead on Sunday. Feb. 3, LAPD confirmed. He was 52 years old.
“Kristoff St. John passed away yesterday at 2:05 p.m. It’s a coroner’s case so we’re not investigating. He was found in the 2300 block of Morea Way. That’s all the information I have at the moment,” the police shared with Radar Online.
When asked if alcohol played a roll in his death, LAPD replied, “That could possibly be an alcohol overdose but you have to take it up with the coroner’s office.”
His fiancée, Kseniya Mikhaleva, also took to Instagram to confirm his death. “How did it happen ??? How ??? Why did you leave so early ???? and left me alone ….. I can’t believe 💔💔💔💔 you were everything to me …. you were a loving father, a loving man,…..how 😢😢😢😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔,” she wrote.
This news comes more than one year after the soap opera star was put away in a psychiatric hold after allegedly threatening to kill himself.
At the time, cops were called after he sent photographs of himself with a gun to his head in October 2017, shortly before the three-month anniversary of his own son Julian’s mysterious suicide. Upon finding St. John, cops confiscated two firearms and sent him off for a mental evaluation.
St. John and his ex-wife, Mia St. John, lost their son in November 2014 after he was found dead in a bathroom at a Casa Psychiatric Health Clinic in California with a bag over his head. Even though Julian, then 24, had a drug and alcohol addiction, he “had no illegal drugs or alcohol in his system when he died.”
This set off a major investigation into the boy’s death as his parents believed he was murdered. At the time, attorney Mark Geragos told The National ENQUIRER, “Julian called his mother shortly before his death and said another patient might kill him. Then he was found dead.” Geragos added, “Julian entered the facility to get better, not to end his life.”
After the passing of Julian, Kristoff and Mia released a statement on his death. “Our son was the light of our lives, an artist with a beautiful mind and spirit,” they said. “He fought long and hard against an illness for which there is no cure.”
At the time, an insider told ENQUIRER: “Kristoff is devastated…he keeps saying he should have done more to help.”
Rest in peace.