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Subject: ARCHIVE: February 3, 2019 ~It was ONE year ago Hollywood lost veteran soap actor Kristoff St. John, best remembered as 'Neil Winters' on TV's "The Young and the Restless", earning him ELEVEN Daytime Emmy nods, w/two Emmy Awards outstanding acting honors, who after the 2014 suicide of his son Julian, grief-sticken Kristoff in essence drank himself to death at age 52. ...

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Date Posted: Monday, February 03, 01:18:40pm

From 1991 to 2019, St. John portrayed the role of Neil Winters on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless,
which earned him eleven Daytime Emmy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, and ten NAACP Image Awards.

Kristoff St. John
(July 15, 1966 February 3, 2019)

Early life & Career ...
Kristoff St. John was born July 15, 1966, in New York City and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Los Angeles. His father, Christopher St. John, is a producer, actor and director, while his mother, Marie, is an entertainer. As a ten-year-old child, St. John had a featuring role on the Saturday-morning comedy Big John, Little John, broadcast on NBC in 1976. St. John portrayed a young Alex Haley in the 1979 ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He also made a small appearance as Booker Brown on the ABC sitcom Happy Days, as well as a boyfriend of Denise Huxtable on an early episode of The Cosby Show. In his first major role, he appeared as Charlie Richmond Jr. in the 1985 CBS sitcom Charlie & Co.

St. John's first major soap role was Adam Marshall on the NBC soap opera Generations. After the show's cancellation in 1991, he originated the role of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless, and played the character for 25 years;[6] no African American actor had appeared on the series more frequently than St. John. In 1992, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role. On September 5, 1994, he hosted CBS Soap Break.

In 2005, St. John became a special host for TV Guide Channel. In 2007, he received his fifth Daytime Emmy nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor. In 2008, St. John won his second Daytime Emmy, as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Kristoff's final appearance as Neil aired on February 6, 2019.
Late in April, it was revealed that Neil had died of a stroke.

Personal life
St. John was married and divorced twice. He had a son, Julian (19892014) and a daughter, Paris Nicole (born 1992) with
his first wife, boxer Mia St. John. Julian died by suicide on November 23, 2014, following a long history of mental illness.

St. John was married to Allana Nadal from 2001 to 2007, and they had a daughter, Lola (born April 15, 2003).
On August 31, 2018, he was engaged to Russian model Kseniya Olegovna Mikhaleva.

St. John was a vegan and animal rights advocate; he appeared in two PETA ad campaigns.
St. John died at his Los Angeles, California, home on February 3, 2019, at the age of 52.
On March 19, 2019, it was announced that his death had been ruled accidental, with the cause
listed as hypertrophic heart failure. His ashes were interred with that of his beloved son Julian,
at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, CA. ...



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