Kristoff St John

Actor Kristoff St. John was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home on Sunday, Feb. 3, his attorney confirmed. He was 52.

Kristoff's friends called police to conduct a welfare check at his home after they were unable to reach the "Young & the Restless" star by phone. Police found his body and pronounced him dead at the scene.

There is no suspicion of foul play, but a source told TMZ that alcohol might have been a factor in his death.

The former child actor is best known for his role as Neil Winters on The Young & the Restless - the longest running soap opera on TV. The role earned him 9 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Kristoff's son Julian committed suicide at a mental health facility on November 23, 2014 after a long history of mental illness. Kristoff and his ex-wife Mia St. John sued the mental health facility for negligence. The case was settled out of court.

Kristoff endured his own lifelong battle with depression. Police were called to his home when he threatened to commit suicide on the 3rd anniversary of his son's death in 2017.

He was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold at a mental health facility, then released.

Mia St. John, a 5-time women's boxing champ and model, continues to blame the mental health facility for her son's death, and now the death of her ex-husband.

On Monday, she tweeted: "THAT HOSPITAL KILLED OUR SON @TheArtofJulian THEN MY HUSBAND @kristoffstjohn1 THATS WHAT HAPPENED! THEY KILLED MY FAMILY."

Kristoff was a vegan and animal rights advocate. He also advocated for mental health research.

Photo by Judy Eddy/WENN.com

  • Appplesauce

    He struggled after the death of his son. Hopefully he is at peace. RIP handsome ?.

  • Phillybruh

    I'm watching my sister n law struggle after the death of my nephew that pain I couldn't imagine.

  • WhoKnew

    Yes, I heard that he took it exceptionally heart when his son passed.

    My sentiments are the same as your.s Very sad when you lose a child and it rips at your soul every day until you lose your own soul.

    R.I.P.

  • ALLMINE?

    Wow. This is so sad. Wtf I remember this guy and never watched a soap opera. He stayed in someone's tv. R.i.p.. woooow

  • garrisonville

    Tragic all the way around. RIP

  • NeverSurprised

    This is heartbreaking. His list of tv and film credits is sooo lengthy, but I will best remember him as Viveca A. Fox's love interest in "Generations," the first black soap opera. They were both so young and drop dead gorgeous.

    So sad to hear about this.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Wow, I know he was still suffering from the death of his son. Life can chew you up and spit you out. I couldn’t imagaine losing my kids. Prayer to his family. Sad...

  • NeverSurprised

    Yep. Worked ALL the time.

  • Pitty Patty

    RIP...

    I guess he never got over losing his son. Now they can be together...

  • deadellamore

    Nooooooooooooo, grew up watching him on YR. :-(

  • Tammie Reed

    OMG so sad! I interviewed Kristoff years ago at the Playboy Mansion and he was so much fun to talk to! Prayers to his family and may he RIP! xoxo

  • ALLMINE?

    So much suffering going on..??

  • KcoolMuziq
  • WutizstillHERE!

    Oh wow... I use to watch this show with my mom and pops.. RIP

  • Dee

    First his son, now him?

  • Connie

    Sandra, your knack of finding pictures to match your reports are amazing! RIP Kristoff....so sad. He was my first soap opera crush.

  • Ni Ni

    This is just too sad. What did the son kill himself with at the facility? Well, i guess you can kill yourself with any thing if you want to go bad enough. ? Rip

  • DeJeri

    Neil and Drucilla....I remeber they kept interrupting the YR to update with coverage of the O.J. trial. I thought finding out who fathered Drucilla's baby was FAR more important. So many memories.....RIP

  • Ebony Starr

    This hit me hard on what would have been my child's birthday. I still don't know what he felt losing his child like that, but I do understand his pain. Some people never come out of that dark place. God rest his soul!!

  • iWasteTime

    I hope he's at peace. It's been a long few years for him.
    He'll be missed.

    The Young & the Restless - the longest running soap opera on TV.
    ---------------------
    General Hospital is the longest running Soap currently in production on TV
    and is 10 years older than Y&R

  • ShWa

    Wow-I am shocked, RIP.

  • Lady_Elle

    WHAT????
    This is so sad!
    RIP Kristoff St John!
    I can't begin to imagine his pain. :-(

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I loved him on "A Different World". He played Jada Pinkett's handsome boyfriend. He also played the office boy who had a mad crush on Queen Latifah in "Living Single".

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??????

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...RIP...for real...I remember seeing him on this show since I was a little girl....always thought he was such a handsome man.

  • DeJeri

    That's Bumper Robinson

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He sure did! You just brought back some MEMORIES ??

  • Lady_Elle

    Wow... I did not realize that was him on A Different World!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    RIP?? Gone too soon?

  • candy

    Right! I was surely crushing on him.

  • Topic Influencer

    I wasnt old enough for the Jesse and Angie days of AMC.

    But I was around for Dru and Neil as a super couple on Y & R. I didnt even WATCH CBS soaps like that. THOSE characters made me tune in from time to time tho.

    Thanks for the memories and RIP sir. I remma you on that show back in the 80s too with Flip Wilson and Gladys as your parents when I was a kid. This is CRAZY.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Wow... You never know what people are going through, or the story behind their smiles! I pray he is resting in peace...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I thought they had special procedures (restraints) and spaces (padded cells) for suicidal persons.

  • BingBangBoom

    Dang I remember watching him.. I know I'm getting old.. Rest in peace my handsome brutha

  • Lady_Elle

    I pray that your sister-in-law can eventually reach acceptance.
    I think you never get over the loss of a loved one... you just have good days and some not-so-good days and struggle-to-get-thru days.

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Rainbowbelow

    And I thought they were supposed to be carefully monitored .

  • Karen Brady

    Nope it was the same actor who played Jermaine Jackson in The Jackson Story that played Jada's boyfriend.. Kristoff did however do one ep of Martin that was on just the other morning. Him and his wife moved into Martin's apt while him and Gina were living outside on the street thanks to ole Marty Mar's shenanigans.

  • Topic Influencer

    Days of Our Lives longer than Y & R too.

  • Topic Influencer

    Who was also Clarence the So Fine on Amen. Lord folks need to do their 80s black TV history

  • Ni Ni

    I think they do, but if you appear to be doing well, i guess they might put you in a regular room, then maybe give you access to a towel (you start thinking you can hang yourself with), eating utensils( you can stab yourself with), shoestring (can strangle yourself with).

  • Topic Influencer

    I feel so sorry for the wife/mom. SO SAD.

  • Yoni7

    That poor mom/wife! May The Almighty cover her.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He divorced his son's mother.

  • Phillybruh

    She'll never be the same. She has moments when she is her old self, but just as quick the guilt and grief set in. Christmas was painful, I got too witness with my brother and nieces go through everyday.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    This is just so sad ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    We know celebrities are going to pass away on a regular basis, but this is one of the more shocking and unexpected ones I've seen recently. This one, and Kim Porter's death just came out of the blue.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    I always thought he was so handsome! RIP Mr. St. John

  • Harley

    Wow I feel for his daughters. The whole family seemed a bit off. His ex wife Mia was outed and admitted to steroid use during her boxing career and one of his daughters was dating a much older man linked to Sandra Bullock. Again I feel for his other children because losing a parent is so hard

  • Carrington

    Has anyone seen the video of the girl recording herself telling her mother that her boyfriend came into her room touching her and the mother told her that if she calls the police, she's getting the f*ck out of her house?
    I've had some people say it's real and others say they don't know... has anyone seen it and, if so, what do you think?

  • Yoni7

    She was still his wife at some point and a mom to her son, no?

  • hi-liter

    He hasn’t been right ever since his son committed suicide.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Havent seen it, but that sounds like a conversation that happens every day somewhere in America, unfortunately.

  • Amilia A Lee

    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.

    His last retweet

    ?

  • hi-liter

    How can the video be viewed?

  • Ni Ni

    Omg, haven't heard that. If true, i hope they lock the mama's trifling behind up too.

  • tia

    Wow, I remember him waaay back in the day in the movie "Sister, Sister" with Diahann Carroll and Rosalind Cash. He's been a staple of the acting community for years. Overwhelmed with the loss of a child and ultimately dying of a broken heart.

    RIP Mr. St. John.

  • Harley

    I saw it on IG. Dont know if it’s real or fake but it’s sickening

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am not surprised because he had what I thought was a near-death experience several years ago--a possible suicide attempt and poor mental health since his son's suicide.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I read that one of his last tweets involved a quote about parents grieving for the loss of their children. It was something like it starts on the day of the child's death and ends when you join your child in death. Just incredibly sad that he couldn't find peace for his daughters.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I just wrote that. Wrote it incorrectly, though, lol. Very profound tweet.

  • hottlanta

    U gonna make me just off my cassette. The way she stole preacher dick anthony williams from her was shameful.

  • hottlanta

    Yep someone wrote the tweet n he responded.

  • SpillyNillie

    Lord, not Neil!!! This man was my first childhood crush!
    Rest, Kristoff. Rest.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I love Dru & Neil. HATED when Dru left / how she left. She was super upset at her treatment on set and felt discriminated against. I think she was also ticked with KSJ for not backing her up.

  • Phillybruh

    It was sad

  • Peace

    Rest In Peace. Remember him on the Cosby show as one Denise’s boyfriends. Hilarious episode. Of course very skilled and talent actor on Y&R.

  • Carrington

    It's all over FB, but I don't know the name of the video. I'll try to find one. It's SO sad... the mother is washing dishes and acting all casual as if this is something that happens every day. SMH The mom was like, "B*tch, if you quit walking around here in booty shorts! I ain't leaving my man. He pay these bills around here... you trying to take my f*cking man..." It was sickening to watch.

  • KcoolMuziq

    He also was on the Jamie Fox Show.

  • Phillybruh

    When I was taking foster parent classes they have a whole section about this. Its real and its sad.

  • SpillyNillie

    "B*tch, if you quit walking around here in booty shorts!
    ******************************************************************* And THIS is the problem! Black women are so quick to blame Black girls for the actions of grown as MEN! The mama is disgusting! She'd rather put her child out so that a disgusting as pedophile can pay her stanking ass bills. Sorry, but this topic gets me heated...

  • Renee26

    She should show the video to the authorities... Problem solved

  • Carrington
  • Coy little wink

    They do...he and his ex wife sued the facility for negligence and settled out of court...

  • Thingamajig

    RIP Kristoff. Depression is difficult to fight.

  • Renee26

    RIP

  • Ghost

    ??????

  • Carrington

    Not sure if the link will work, you may have to be logged into your FB account. If it doesn't work, look for: "Lotto P" page on FB. It was posted like 9 hours ago.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • DeJeri

    Generations.....Damn I'm feeling old......

  • abby500

    Horrible

  • KcoolMuziq

    Viacom & CBS settled with Victoria Rowell for an undisclosed amount.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...such a handsome and talented man...smdh...RIP

  • Ghost

    I saw the video and the comments are heartbreaking. Many testimonies of this happening to several women ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    RIP sir. So sad that this disease has claimed another member of the family, but i can only imagine the unspeakable heartache of any parent who tragically loses a child, smh.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    God be with her, smh.

  • Topic Influencer

    Look at Vivica Fox original face

  • CookieMobster

    That is so sick SHIT right there. And 1/2 the reason these children are put here acting like they got now home training because of bitch made punk ads mommas like this. That woman should be locked up. No maternal instincts.

  • supastar

    this is sad. Y&R will not be the same.

  • SpiceGirl

    Rest easy.....I still remember when Victoria was his wife and Shemar Moore played his brother.....those were the days......

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ?jessica?

    Aww. I'm so sorry to hear this. God bless his family

  • Faithz

    So many hurting on the inside from many different things, and it's sad.
    May he RIP...

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i am really sad about this news

  • Topic Influencer

    My dad divorced his kids mamas too. Both were still listed in the obit as a wife however. "Joined in marriage twice...once with (insert my mama name) and again with (insert my brother crazy ass mama name)"

  • currvalicious

    I knew he was struggling w/his son's passing. He's been very vocal about it. May the Lord bless his soul. May he be reunited w/his beloved son & may both rest peacefully. Mental illness is real & it can run in families. I believe he committed suicide. But that's neither here nor there anymore.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    haven' seen it, but know for a fact that even if this scenario is 'fake' it's still very plausible.
    we had a young girl in our church who was impregnated by her stepfather. would you believe that when authorities showed up at the home, the mom asked if they could just take Her doorter so that the man could stay????!!!!!!!!! FACTS.

  • currvalicious

    Can't the video be sent to the police dept?

  • Lady_Elle

    So incredibly sorry. We found out years later that my mother never got over the loss of my dad. Her doctor told us.

    Some people need longer term grief counseling.
    She has to forgive herself... if she is carrying guilt.
    Depression is real. She could be planning to harm herself every day.... for her it is relief from her pain.

    I pray that she finds peace sooner than later.

    Again sorry for your loss.

  • Lady_Elle

    ok. Thanks. :-)

  • Carrington

    Memma that time Doreen and Vivica had that fight? LMAO

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    sad part, there are men out there who prey on single mothers with young children because they're actually undercover predators.

  • EasyBreezy

    Wow- I would never have guessed that was VF! Thanks for sharing!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Jesus. ...just heartbreaking, smh

  • Nikki J

    Depression is real. Please be kind to one another, you never know what someone is going through.

    He is now with his son. RIP.

  • BingBangBoom

    Chile.... Took me back

  • Rayne

    Oh wow so handsome rip kris smh ?

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    There is no suspicion of foul play, but a source told TMZ that alcohol might have been a factor in his death.

    Good ole lying sack of chit tmz! Awe the fake gossip is real!!

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Very sad!

  • friendofblog

    This is so sad. God, please give her comfort. This must be so painful.

  • Coy little wink

    Rest in peace/paradise ?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    WOW!!! In a world where death is the only option for Peace for some!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Girl...

  • Topic Influencer

    Yes it is. Generations was the first and still to date the only daytime soap opera to have a black fam from the jump vs inserted into the white folks drama. She was Maya on that show.

  • leapyearpisces

    Yall WILL laugh at me...but I don't care....for some reason his spirit, TO ME, was ALWAYS a twin spirit to James Ingram, so this chick - IS NOT SURPRISED....RIP Kristoff!!!

  • BeUtFullSoul

    So sad. R.I.P. ?

  • xenaD

    Damn son. All that is going on in this life of sin. ? R.I.P. I genuinely hope he’s at peace.

  • Lady_Elle

    If he is in a facility... there are lots of people like that.
    Some may be in restraints. Others follow a schedule...
    therapy (group & private), psychiatrist visits, perhaps other things too.

  • AListDiva29

    Very sad for any parent to loose their child, and I'm sure he thought about it a lot. I pray for his wife and that his soul is now at ease and he is with his beloved son again!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    okay, gotta go find some foolishness.... my melancholy self is starting to feel "down" about this, and i if don't reset, i'll be over here sniffling in the corner cube, smh... TTYL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5406a067d89d1924f4f9967857b7ca15a701e44524df7514659efb170810c224.gif

  • Carrington

    You were able to see it?

  • justlooking

    So sorry and sad to hear of this. I can't imagine loosing a child to suicide.

    Prayers and Love to family and friends.

  • guest

    MENTAL ILLNESS IS SERIOUS

  • hi-liter

    ??

  • Reenaface

    This is sad, I don't think Kristoff ever got over his son's death and was looking to sue the mental facility for neglect of his son. This reminds me of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown's deaths and how eery it was that they died in similar manners. My mother is going to be in shock, she's back long time viewer of Y&R.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    RIP Kristoff

  • brooklyn23

    It's a mothaphucka. I deal with that shit

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile I hear Ya!!!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    A person is really going through somn, if death is their only option

  • CookieMobster

    Yes.

  • smartchickfl

    Rest in peace handsome.

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    My heart aches because he never got over his son.

  • Dahl

    This is so sad...

  • Elevated Soul

    Met him when I was a kid and he was a very nice man.

    RIP in Peace Mr. St. John........

  • Chuck

    RIP Dude. Don't blame the hospital. Perhaps, you & your husband shouldn't have divorced, which may have contributed to your son's mental illness. Whomever caused the divorce, should be the one to blame.

  • Alextra Ballard

    People who are not constantly depressed don't understand depression....and those that does suffer from it rarely talk about it. They suffer in silence. May Kristoff rest peacefully...his suffering on earth is done

  • Alextra Ballard

    Really Chuck??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (we still in here?)

    gosh, that's quite a leap. would you consider that maybe the child (and father) may have had a predisposition to the disease of depression?

  • 2gr8ful

    Grief is no joke and depression is real. I can’t imagine losing a child which obviously still affected him years later. Praying for this family.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (new post!)

  • ClaireHuxtable

    This is just awful news. May the family find comfort during this difficult time. He'll be missed.

  • 2gr8ful

    Don’t forget Anna Nicole Smith also. Her son Daniel died so young (overdose) then she died 5 months later same fate so sad.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Depression is real and it can take you out of here. With that being said, I used to struggle with stress. I know it's not the same, but I'm telling you this to say, I started taking turmeric curcumin and it has totally relaxed me. Changed my mood. I'm not stressed, nor do I get stressed. Research says its good for depression so if any of you or your family or friends suffer you may want to look into it. The brand I use is fine vine but you can get whatever brand works for you. It took me about a week and some change to feel the difference. My thoughts are clear and I am focused. It is known for a million things, but since we are talking about depression I thought I'd share the info with you guys.

  • Musiclover

    ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Everyone breathing has a life challenge. Some have been carrying it since childhood. Respect should be the first kindness we offer one another.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sad. I know of a situation where the daughter, when she was grown, finally confronted the mother about the mom's boyfriend coming into her room many times late at night and molesting here when she was a teenager. The mom's response was just to say "I loved that man. You knew Ioved that man".Then her mom got up and walked away.
    She basically chose "that man" over her own child. SMH

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Hard to believe.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Hope you'll not dealing with it alone. There are lots of resources out there and people who care.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • 2gr8ful

    Thank God you found peace and found focus. I cook almost everything with tumeric :)

  • Cannelle

    This is so damn sad. :(

  • Tell the truth

    I grew up watching him on the young and the restless . So sad .

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Thanks 4 sharing. Walnuts are also good for the brain. They actually look like a brain to me.

  • Reenaface

    You're right and I also forgot about Carrie Fisher and her mother Deborah Fisher dying just months apart from each other.

  • A D N

    Shocking and sad news today. "Soap" can't cleanse the dirt from this story.

  • Cannelle

    Thanks :)

    I am always interested in natural remedies. I recently read an article that discussed how medical professionals frequently prescribe medications for depression. While the medications can help alleviate some strain, for so many people, the meds are simply not enough. The article described that oftentimes, people are seeking to mask but not deal with the *causes* of depression -- and in this case, therapy can be a big help and minimize the need for some people to take the medication.

  • Missy

    & he always seemed sad on y&r to me.

  • SpiceGirl

    I remember it like it was yesterday.......

  • Cannelle

    It's the possibility of things like this that make me afraid to have children.

    Elizabeth Stone said: “Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”

    Kristoff had his heart broken in a way that I hope none of us will ever have to experience. I hope that he rests in peace.

  • R Smith

    It is very sad! I belive I read that he did sue the facility and received a settlement.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I wouldn't want to call that woman "Mom" anymore! WTF is wrong w/people??????

  • Yardgirl

    So sorry for you loss. I can only imagine the grief that your SIL is going through, this is a loss you never get over.

  • wonderwoman

    This is just so sad. As a parent it is the hardest thing to lose a child, and he never could heal from that. Praying that he RIP, and his pain is gone. Him, and his son are finally together again.???

  • Coffy

    It was alcohol-related, I guess he just drank himself to death. I was so depressed and l also suffer from anxiety. (they go hand in hand) I fought not to take a prescription because of the stigma in POC communities. I was diagnosed with PTSD from growing up in a violent home. I promised to always protect my son and to never expose him to abuse or violence and I have. I take a small pill every day and exercise and I feel like I'm supposed to. I'm so thankful that it works because it took two tries to get the right medication.

  • dru and neil

    This is absolutely awful but fans know this is not out of nowhere. I hate that I wasn’t shocked by this news. RIP Kristoff St. John..no more Neil...?

  • dru and neil

    No they do not! You just can’t “get over it, get a hobby, find somebody to f*ck” it just doesn’t work like that. Doesn’t matter if you are rich, beautiful, have a spouse, newlywed, none of that matters. Depression is serious as a heart attack but is not taken as serious as one.

  • Tee Bullock

    OMG!! I am so sad!! Prayers to his family!!

  • dru and neil

    This really is the end of a legacy in the soap world for those who know... The Winters family is no more without this man which is what he was known for on Y&R, the only “black” family on the show. ? His loss is just terrible, RIP and god bless to his family but it’s not unexpected...He’s been trying to get himself together for a while now. His sons death was just much it seems...

  • Peppermint Patty

    Preach! Why can't we wrap our mind around the idea that the brain is a muscle like anything else....if its injured it needs rehab!! Also I find it interesting that those "pray about it/god'll fix it" people are often the most fucked up in the head oblivious miserable dysfunctional group of all. I could go on and on, but I'll just say good for you! Keep at it....thanks for sharing

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Suffering in Silence while looking like all is well! LORD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Kristoff suffered from depression.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Interesting theory...not laughing AT you but I am tickled

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I know. It's sad. I'm guessing that that happens a lot more than we might like to think, especially in the 'hood. When a boyfriend moves into the house and starts paying some bills, some single moms are just happy to have some of the financial pressure taken off... so they might turn a blind eye to some stuff that they really shouldn't.

  • Society Has Changed

    Poor mental health is just as bad as cancer! He had a hard time after losing his son! RIP!

  • Society Has Changed

    That’s rather narrow minded and shows a lack of empathy.... Mental illness can strike anyone, Chick.

  • Ebony Starr

    Thank you so much!

  • Logan Roberts

    ?Damn I took this one to heart. I grew up watching the Young and the Restless. I always make sure to catch it on my two days off. RIP Kristoff/Neil ?. Now God forbid if Victor dies, they may as well shut everything down.

  • hottlanta

    Some people need prescribed medication. There are various layers if mental illness n depression. There is not a one size fit all model. U think those so called health food natural food store gonna give u that stuff for free. Still waiting on that day. Yep u are crazy for real if u think they r. Then u get some natural plant n it doesnt align with your body n u got more problems.

  • NaeNay

    I’m going to have to take a day off from work if Victor dies??

  • NaeNay

    I’m so upset by this. I grew up watching him. But he’s only 5 years older than me???
    RIP

  • Cannelle

    I know that some people need medication because I was one that took (powerful) medication for years (at the highest doses). It helped some, but I needed a collaborative effort of therapy as well.

    I suppose that I wasn't clear enough in my first comment when I mentioned "some" people. Medication helps many people and they should continue to do what's best for them. My comment was to shout out to those of us that may have been or are on medication but still feel poorly. Depression (and anxiety) are often multifaceted and usually require multifaceted strategies to combat. In addition to medication, some people may also integrate meditation and acupuncture, therapy or a mix depending on what works well for them.

    I'll also note that I had some pretty rough side effects from medication. Just like the plants, some meds may not align well with the body, but it depends on the person.

    Overall, people should get help whatever way works for them.

  • mzwhang90210

    RIP sweet man.
    Depression is no joke. It's one of my life's missions to spread the word about mental illness in the AA community.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hell, it happens everywhere! and not just stepfathers... incest is not a thing of the past.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i was looking for you once i recalled your avi. good day to you Shug! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42e766825cc2dd5dbc519049a6665384ef032d605184f428da26f418913d9567.gif

  • gail jones

    I concur

  • KcoolMuziq

    Kristoff & Vivica reteamed together recently for this Xmas movie "Christmas Cruise".://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76e87d6cc3cbef055839973d8cf9347a6c47077a3aecd124b7f8820b0396e50e.jpg

  • gail jones

    He did have a melancholic demeanor.

  • gail jones

    No. Her mother died THE NEXT DAY!

  • gail jones

    Not that I agree, but there is a saying that says... The only Happy man, is a DEAD man... Sad philosophy.

  • gail jones

    You right. And a burden since childhood, I do carry.

  • gail jones

    Weren't they though?

  • gail jones

    Know the feeling. My mom chose her husband over me. He's been dead for years and she still harbors resentment and jealousy to this day.

  • gail jones

    Exactly

  • gail jones

    Like I said up top. I am a survivor. I can relate.

  • Reenaface

    It was horrible wasn't it!

  • Anji

    Do what you have to do to live the absolute best you can. PTSD is torture.

  • SpiceGirl

    Yesssss......

  • Vegas1989

    When Stefeno died from Days of Our Lives...I took the day off.....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I posted the first image I found in my database.

  • R in NYC

    This makes me so sad. Kristoff suffered so much these past few years. We need to take mental health more seriously in this country. So many suffering in silence. So many traumatized by the stigma of being labled mentally ill.

  • R in NYC

    Mine too. I'm thinking about starting a website. So much stigma in the black community. So much suffering and denial and stigma.

  • bemetoo

    Damn I was just watching the episode when him and shamar was fighting

  • bemetoo

    Sad sad sad

  • dru and neil

    Hey! Yeah..this news bummed me out, Neil and Drucilla are my favs...

  • garrisonville

    very interesting indeed

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, really sad. he still had a lot of living left to do (from my perspective)

  • http://www.sydnijoneswellington.com Sydni

    I can't even lie... I thought about your avi after I saw the news. So very sad.

  • T3

    Especially in the black community. Unfortunately, mental health help is still shunned and frowned upon in our community.

  • T3

    Me too! That was my boo!

  • Chicagowise

    "THAT HOSPITAL KILLED OUR SON @TheArtofJulian THEN MY HUSBAND @kristoffstjohn1 THATS WHAT HAPPENED! THEY KILLED MY FAMILY."

    She sounds angry and delusional. I hope she's not next. ?

  • Chuck

    Really what? I just perhaps.. Parents are too quick to blame others, when the blame sometime are on us. ijs

  • Chuck

    I said perhaps.. Parents are too quick to blame others, when the blame sometimes are on us. ijs

  • Kay J

    Watching you on The Young and the Restless was a huge part of my childhood. My dearly departed grandfather tuned in 'religiously' as did I and most of my memories of him was how much he enjoyed that show- I always remember memorable scenes of Neil and Drucilla the most. Prayers up to his family and especially his grieving wife. R.I.P Kristoff St.John a.k.a Neil Winters :)

  • 2gr8ful

    That’s right! So sad...

  • Connie

    Mmhmm....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    My wish for you is to be able to release it. I hope you can wake up one day and the pain is gone.

  • tia

    Classic all day!!

  • tia

    Classic all day!!

  • the guest

    We loved Neil Winters in my family. Young and the Restless was my grandparents story. He was handsome, brilliant, excellent. Had to be in real life to play that role so perfectly. I'm very sad to hear of his passing.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Damn this is so sad. Loved that show growing up. Neil/Drucilla/Olivia/Shemar Moore drama ?

  • Miss Thang

    Omg this is so sad ? this man was a legend to me. Only black man I saw featured prominently in a soap opera.

  • gail jones

    I sincerely thank you.

  • hottlanta

    Folks r crazy 2 think that if they go 2 these health natural food places n think they dont want your moneu. I stand by that. Some people need medication for life

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm going to ignore the fact that he was married to the Russian snow bunny. He will be missed. I suspect this was suicide. Depression is real. I wish he could have moved forward but it's difficult when a child dies especially from suicide.

  • WhoKnew

    I miss the days when I was growing up and felt so safe. My only concern was my mother coming home to me safely every night. She was and is my world. I felt that if my mama didn't come home at the end of the day my world would not be okay and that my world would literally be over.

    My heart pains for Kristoff. Think about it in reverse. His son was his world and one day his son did not come home and from that day on Kristoff's world was over and came to an end today.

    Tell someone in your family you love them. Knock that chip off your shoulder over that argument you had that you both thought was so important but when you think about it in retrospect it was a petty argument anyway. Life does not go on forever in this realm.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Thank you for having the courage to share. Take a deep breath & another step...

  • Coffee1st

    Oh wow....so sorry to hear this ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Oh, my bad.

  • R in NYC

    Sam-e is a natural depression aid. Look for it in the vitamin aisle. It works.

  • Cannelle

    I guess I don't see what's the debate? And why call people struggling with mental illness crazy? As if we don't get that enough.

  • dru and neil

    ??????

  • dru and neil

    I know Nancy, and this is really more significant a loss than the media will make it out to be because he was trailblazing, not a lot of soaps portrayed people of color outside of a domestic role the way Y&R did and still the shows that are left don’t have a premier family that’s black/POC. Most of the families on the shows are white.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yes, hopefully now (as is often the case) he will get the recognition and acknowledgment that he deserves, albeit posthumously. it's still important that history records not just his struggles, but his many contributions and accomplishments.

  • the guest

    Victor Newman.

  • Maxx

    When I say I absolutely LOVED the Neil & Drucilla storyline! Everytime the show would end, it would be like noooooo NOT YET! Couldn't wait until 11am the next day. I am shocked by this and saddened. RIP Kristoff St. John & blessings to his soap opera family and his blood family.