Kristoff St. John Biography
Kristoff St. John was an American actor born on 15th July 1966 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was popularly known for his role as Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless. He died on 3rd February 2019 of suspected alcohol overdose.
St. John began his career in acting in the 1979 ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations playing the role of young Alex Haley. He also made small appearances on the ABC sitcom Happy days as Booker Brown and also as a boyfriend of Denise Huxtable on an early episode of The Cosby Show. He had his first major role in the 1985 CBS sitcom Charlie & Co. as Charlie Richmond, Jr.
Kristoff St. John Age
Kristoff was 52 years old at the time of his death.
Kristoff St. John Parents/ Kristoff St. John Family
Kristoff was born to Christopher St. John who is also an actor. His stepmother is Marie, an actress who graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.Kristoff St. John Photo
Kristoff St. John Wife
Kristoff was married and divorced twice. In 1991 he married Mia St. John but they divorced in 1995. In 2001 he married Allana Nadal but they divorced in 2007.
Kristoff St. John and Mia St. John
Mia St. John was Kristoff’s first wife who he married in 1991 but they divorced after four years in marriage, in 1995. After the death of her ex-husband, Mia tweeted and deleted a tweet blaming the La Casa Mental Health hospital in Long Beach for his death.
Kristoff St. John Children
Kristoff had three children: a son Julian (1989 – 2014) and a daughter Paris Nicole (born 1992) with his first wife Mia and Lola (born April 15, 2003) from his second marriage to Allana.
Kristoff St. John Son (Julian St. John)
St. John had one son Julian St. John who committed suicide in 2014 while in a mental health facility. Julian was found dead in the bathroom with a bag over his head.
“It is with deep sorrow and overwhelming heartbreak that I regretfully share the news that my beautiful, talented, 24-year-old son, Julian ‘Jewels’ St. John, passed away on November 23. He suffered from schizophrenia for many years and tragically lost his life just a few days before Thanksgiving, and two weeks before his 25th birthday. His legacy will live on in our hearts and for those that continue to suffer from this insidious disease. My ex-wife Mia, Julian’s sisters Paris and Lola and I, are all devastated beyond words and belief. We mourn the loss of our son, brother, artist, poet, and a giant of a young man. A beautiful life gone much too soon. Julian will forever be remembered as he now takes flight with angels.”
After the death of his son Kristoff and his ex-wife Mia St. John filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nurses and staff at La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility in Long Beach, where their son Julian St. John was a patient. The lawsuit claimed that the staff lied on the number of times they checked on Julian and even falsified records claiming they checked on him when they didn’t.
According to Radar Online Julian had called his mother prior to his death and claimed that another patient was going to kill him.
On 21st January 2019 St. John retweeted a tweet about the loss of a child which reads: “Grieving the loss of a child is a process. It begins on the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them.”
Grieving the loss of a child is a process. It begins on the day your child passes, and ends the day the parent joins them.
— tarabelle. (@xociaobellaa) January 21, 2019
Kristoff St. John Fiance
Kristoff got engaged to his girlfriend, Kseniya Olegovna Mikhaleva, who is a Russian model on 31st August 2018. They had planned to get married in the fall of 2019.
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Kristoff St. John The Young and The Restless | Neil Winters
Kristoff played the role of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless for over 25 years which earned him nine Daytime Emmy Award nominations and ten NAACP Image Awards. He is the longest-running male African American to appear on the series.
Kristoff St. John Mental Health | Kristoff St. John Hospitalized
In 2017 it was alleged that around the anniversary of Julian’s suicide, Kristoff threatened to kill himself using a gun which prompted the police to place him under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation. Mia, St. John’s ex-wife called the cops on him after he sent her worrying pictures of him holding a gun to his head. The police confiscated 2 guns and placed him under a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation.
Kristoff St. John Dead | Kristoff St. John Death | Kristoff St. John Die
Kristoff died on 3rd February 2018 at the age of 52, his death was confirmed by his attorney, Mark Geragos. According to the LA County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner Public Information Officer he was pronounced dead at a home in Woodland Hills on 3rd February 2018.
No!!! This news has truly broken my heart. Kristoff was pure & so kind. I will never forget how wonderful he was to me and everyone else he came into contact with. He was just a good, good man. 💔
‘Young & the Restless’ Star Kristoff St. John Dead at 52 https://t.co/7JCE8WcXWN
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) February 4, 2019
It is with unbelievable sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, #DaytimeEmmys winner @kristoffstjohn1. @YandR_CBS RIP. pic.twitter.com/qy4zCzIWdT
— Daytime Emmy Awards (@DaytimeEmmys) February 4, 2019
Kristoff St. John Cause of Death | How Did Kristoff St. John Die?
According to the autopsy report Kristoff St. John died of hypertrophic heart disease. It said alcohol was also a factor but not the primary cause. The report lists the manner of death as an accident and cites hypertrophic heart disease, an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, as the primary cause of St. John’s death. The condition is known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Alcohol was detected in blood samples, and a toxicology panel detected the prescription anti-anxiety drugs Nordiazepam and Librium (chlordiazepoxide).
Kristoff St. John Funeral
Kristoff was buried next to his late son, Julian, at a nearby cemetery. A tribute was paid to him at a church in Westlake Village, CA. His ex-wife, Mia St. John, organized the event, which included a musical performance by R&B star Kenny Lattimore, as well as a slideshow of the star.
His fiancee Kseniya Mikhaleva, however, didn’t attend the funeral as she was unable to get an emergency visa approved to allow travel into the U.S. from Moscow.
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