‘Young and the Restless’ Star Kristoff St. John Has Died, Found Dead At 52

Posted On : February 4, 2019
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It is being reported by several news outlets that Kristoff St. John, star of the long-running soap opera ‘Young and the Restless,’ has died.

Death Confirmed

His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the actor’s death, saying in an email: “Sadly we can confirm.”

Officer Rosario Cervantes, of the LAPD, said police responded to an incident yesterday in the San Fernando Valley area where a person was pronounced dead. She could not confirm the name of the deceased.

Law enforcement sources tell USAToday, that one of Kristoff’s friends went to check on him at the actor’s home in San Fernando Valley, and found his body. Police and paramedics were alerted and responded to the house. We’re told Kristoff was pronounced dead on the scene.

Foul Play?

We’re told there was no sign of foul play, however one source says alcohol might have played a role.

Kristoff St. John and his now deceased son, Julian St. John

If you were not aware, Kristoff St. John’s Son committed suicide in November of 2014, and here are the details of what happened during this difficult ideal.

Young and the Restless star, Kristoff St. John, made headlines after speaking out about his 24 year old son, Julian St. John’s, suicide on Entertainment Tonight. Sadly, his son committed suicide in November of 2014 while he was in a psychiatric hospital receiving treatment for his schizophrenia.

Kristoff told Entertainment Tonight this about the day he got the call about his son’s death: ‘the worst call I had ever gotten in my life’ and ‘every parent’s nightmare.’ He broke down crying tears of extreme pain, which then turned into straight up anger (understandably so) at the alleged negligence he said the hospital showed toward his son. Kristoff is in the process of suing the hospital and from the sounds of it, he should be!

TMZ reported that Kristoff St. John is suing the hospital where his son committed suicide — blasting the mental facility for giving him access to the plastic bag he used to kill himself.

Julian St. John killed himself in November while getting treatment at La Casa Mental Health Hospital in Long Beach. He was found dead in a bathroom with a plastic bag over his head. The reason for Kristoff’s wrongful death lawsuit — he says his son did the same thing less than 3 weeks before his death … attempting to asphyxiate himself with a trash bag from his room. In the wrongful death suit, Kristoff says after that failed attempt … the hospital never removed the trash bags from his room.

Previous Suicide Attempt

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.

We pray for his family and friends.

 

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