‘The Young And The Restless’ Announces Special Tribute For Kristoff St. John

Kristoff St. John’s final episode of Global’s “The Young And The Restless” is airing this week and a special tribute for the late star has been announced.

St. John’s last episode on the long-running soap opera aired on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Canada on Global, and it will air in the U.S. on CBS on Wednesday, Feb. 6, just days after his unexpected death.

The actor was found dead at his California home on Sunday at the age of 52. An autopsy was completed, but no cause of death has been revealed yet since the coroner is waiting for toxicology results.

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According CBS, a “special tribute” to the actor will air during Thursday’s episode of Y&R in Canada on Global and Friday’s episode in the U.S. on CBS.

Some of the longest-running actors from top-rated CBS Daytime dramas “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” gather to celebrate the Network being rated #1 for 30 years. Katherine Kelly Lang, Don Diamont, John McCook, Lauralee Bell, Christian J. Le Blanc, Eileen Davidson, Eric Braeden, Tracey Bregman, Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, Melody Thomas Scott, Heather Tom, Kristoff St. John, and Jess Walton featured, left to right.
Some of the longest-running actors from top-rated CBS Daytime dramas “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” gather to celebrate the Network being rated #1 for 30 years. Katherine Kelly Lang, Don Diamont, John McCook, Lauralee Bell, Christian J. Le Blanc, Eileen Davidson, Eric Braeden, Tracey Bregman, Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, Melody Thomas Scott, Heather Tom, Kristoff St. John, and Jess Walton featured, left to right. — Photo: Art Streiber/CBS

St. John has played Neil Winters on the beloved series for more than 25 years and St. John won two Daytime Emmys and received multiple Emmy nominations.

Bryton James, Kristoff St. John and Christel Khalil as Devon Hamilton, Neil Winters and Lily Winters on “The Young and the Restless”. Photo: Robert Voets ©2007
Bryton James, Kristoff St. John and Christel Khalil as Devon Hamilton, Neil Winters and Lily Winters on “The Young and the Restless”. Photo: Robert Voets ©2007

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In a statement from the network, CBS and Sony Pictures Television said: “The News of Kristoff St. John’s passing is heartbreaking. He was a very talented actor and an even better person. For those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him on ‘The Young and the Restless’ for the last 27 years, he was a beloved friend whose smile and infectious laugh made every day on set a joy and made audiences love him. On behalf of the Y&R cast and crew, CBS and Sony Pictures Television, we offer our heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones, especially his two daughters, Paris and Lola.”

“The Young And The Restless” airs weekdays at 4:30 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT on Global. 

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