Kristoff St. John appeared as Neil Winters for the last time, as the “Young and the Restless” aired the final episode the actor taped before his death.
In his final storyline, Winters is showcased saving the day as adopted son Devon fumbles an event he was planning. St. John, who starred on the long-running soap for 15 years, was given a tribute at the end of the show by the cast and crew.
“In Loving Memory of Our Dear Friend Kristoff St. John,” the message alongside a photo of the late-star. His death rocked many actors on the show, including longtime co-star Shemar Moore. Moore told PEOPLE, “I’m raised an only child, but Kristoff is truly the closest thing to a brother and a brother’s love and a brother’s mentorship that I’ve ever known.”
As we reported, the 52-year-old ex-husband of boxer, Mia St. John, was found dead at his home on Super Bowl Sunday. Cops said they believe alcohol was involved.
An autopsy was completed, but investigators are waiting on toxicology tests to determine a cause of death.