The daytime world is still grappling with the sudden death of beloved actor Kristoff St. John, who died on February 3. Now, CBS has revealed how The Young and the Restless will deal with the actor’s passing.
“[YR] will forever value the legacy of Kristoff St. John in his portrayal of Neil Winters,” CBS said in a statement. “Beginning in late April, YR will feature a storyline that pays tribute to both Kristoff and his character.”
Angelia McDaniel, Executive Vice President, CBS, Daytime, added her own sentiments in an Instagram post that read, in part, “Kristoff St. John was a pioneer in the entertainment industry who overcame many obstacles in life and inspired millions with his talent and heart.”
Don’t miss today’s episode (Friday, February 8) that will feature a special tribute to St. John.
You can read McDaniel’s full post below.
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for air times.
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Kristoff St. John was a pioneer in the entertainment industry who overcame many obstacles in life and inspired millions with his talent and heart. His legacy will forever live on in his portrayal of Neil Winters on ‘The Young and The Restless’. Scripts are written months in advance, so a storyline will begin airing on Y&R in late April as a tribute to Kristoff and his beloved character, Neil. In the meantime, there will be a special moment for Kristoff at the end of the episode this Friday, February 8th. Thank you for sharing all of your touching memories, personal photos and incredible moments during this heartbreaking time. #YR #kristoffstjohn #neilwinters @kristoffstjohn @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime