Kristoff St. John texted his then-girlfriend about the handwritten will he was working on and the late soap star’s father has submitted the text message as evidence to get an order making the will official.
As The Blast first reported, St. John’s father submitted a handwritten will that called for his money to be divided up among his two daughters, Lola and Paris, with a split of 75% and 25%.
Paris filed an objection to the will, arguing it “was written inside a private diary and was not intended to be seen by third parties.”
On Monday, St. John’s father submitted a text message from August 12, 2017, between Kristoff and his girlfriend at the time, Dana Derrick, in which he wrote, “I’ve been up all night. I drafted a hand written [sic] will, just in case. Leaving Lola and Paris my savings. I’ve also left you something. In my nightstand, top drawer in the notebook, I left two checks. I made them out to you. You are to deposit these checks accordingly. Just in case.”
A hearing on the matter was scheduled for today but has been continued until July.
Kristoff St. John died in February, on the day of the Super Bowl. The star was pronounced dead at his home after police responded to a possible alcohol overdose.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, St. John died from hypertrophic heart disease, but investigators noted his heart muscle had “myocardial bridging,” and showed signs of alcohol abuse.
His death was categorized as an accident.
The “Young and the Restless” star was laid to rest in a private memorial in March and he was buried next to his son.