Kristoff St. John, star of the CBS television soap opera “The Young and The Restless,” was found dead Sunday in his Woodland Hills, California, home, police said. An unnamed close friend entered his home and found his body.
The cause of death has not been announced, but foul play was not suspected.
Friends of the actor reportedly told police that St. John sought admission to UCLA’s medical center in January for treatment of depression.
The 52-year-old actor had played Neil Winters on the soap opera since 1991. During that time, he was nominated for nine daytime Emmy Awards and 10 NAACP Image Awards.
He also appeared on “Living Single,” “The Bill Cosby Show,” “The Jamie Fox Show,” and “Martin.”
In 2014, his son, Julian St. John, committed suicide while in care at a psychiatric hospital, and in 2017, Kristoff took time off from “The Young and the Restless” for a psychiatric evaluation.