With the entertainment industry still in shock over the death of Kristoff St. John, we're saddened to report that no official cause of death has been determined just yet.
As previously reported, the veteran Young and the Restless star, who had been with the series since 1991, was found unconscious inside his California home on Sunday.
A friend discovered his body and called the paramedics, but St. John was already gone when they arrived.
At 52 years old, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the hours since this awful news went public, the Los Angeles County Coroner has said the cause of death has been deferred for the time being until an "additional investigation" is complete.
Yes, an autopsy has been performed.
But E! News has bee told that the results are inconclusive; they do not shed much light on St. John's final minutes or hours.
According to TMZ, which broke this awful news, no foul play is suspsected.
The police are allegedly considering alcohol overuse as a cause of St. John's death, but we want to emphasize that this has not yet been proven or confirmed.
At the time of his passing, the actor was engaged to Kseniya Mikhaleva (pictured below), who he proposed to in August of last year.
She has expressed her shock and sorrow in multiple social media posts today.
"How did it happen ??? How ??? Why did you leave so early ???? and left me alone ..... I can't believe," she wrote on Instagram on Monday.
"You were everything to me .... you were a loving father, a loving man,.....how love??we should doing a lot of things in future......"
St. John was also the father to a son named Julian, who killed himself in 2014 at the age of 24 while under the care of a mental health facility.
The soap opera star and his then-wife sued the facility shortly afterward for neglience, eventually settling the matter out of court.
However, sources have said that St. John never really recoverd from this unimaginable tragedy; in fact, his final Tweet (written on January 21) was to pass along a quote about the loss of one's child.
The star is survived by his two daughters, Paris and Lola.
In a statement released by attorney Marg Geragos, the St. John family said:
"Few men had the unique strength, courage & sensitivity that @kristoffstjohn1 lived every single minute of every day. He impacted everyone he met and millions who he inspired and in turn admired him.
"On behalf of @MiaStJohnBoxer & @TheStJohnFamily thank you for all of your love."
In 2017, it was reported that St. John underwent psychiatric treatment an alleged mental health "scare."
Tweeted The Young and the Restless actress Alice Hunter this afternoon:
“May he be met with the comforting arms of his beloved son and may their gentle souls rest together for eternity.”
And this was the message shared today by the show itself, along with its production company:
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...
We offer sympathy to his family and loved ones, especially his two daughters, Paris and Lola.
St. John was nominated for nine Daytime Emmys during his amazing run.
We're still in shock that he's gone.
May he rest in peace.