‘Young And The Restless’ star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease


LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 01: Actor Kristoff St. John onstage during the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

“The Young and the Restless” actor Kristoff St. John died from heart disease combined with an accidental alcohol overdose, CBS Los Angeles reported Tuesday.

St. John, 53, was found dead Feb. 3 at his home, Los Angeles police said.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office listed St. John’s death as caused by “hypertrophic heart disease… and effects of ethanol.”

The coroner’s office said his death was classified as accidental.

St. John had played Neil Winters on the soap opera since 1991, earning nine daytime Emmy nominations. He won a Daytime Emmy in 1992 for outstanding younger actor in a drama series.

St. John is survived by two daughters, Paris and Lola.

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