Kristoff St. John: Mourned, Honored by Young and the Restless Co-Stars

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It's been close to three months since Kristoff St. John died at the age of 52.

But his loss is still being felt by those in the entertainment industry, most notably those who worked with the actor closely.

With a multiple-episode arc having kicked off yesterday in honor of St. John, a number of The Young and the Restless stars have taken to social media to once again pay tribute to their late friend.

Kristoff St. John Remembered

This tribute began with many individuals on the series learning about the passing of Neil Winters, the character St. John inhabited for decades.

This news was first learned by his son, Devon Hamilton (Bryton James), who was seen crying as he came down the stairs.

Hamilton later revealed the death to his sister, Lili Winters (Christel Khalil), although fans were unable to hear the conversation due to somber music that started to play.

As of this writing, viewers have not yet been informed just how Neil died on the series.

Shemar Moore and Kristoff St. John

On Thursday, however, former veteran cast member Shemar Moore will stop by in order to mourn his character's close pal and his very good friend in real life, teasing the appearance on Twitter as follows:

Our @youngandrestlesscbs farewell to my BROTHER and BEST FRIEND Kristoff St. John begins Thursday, April 25...

It looks and sounds very much as if Neil's funeral will air tomorrow.

It will be attended by Moore and other alums of The Young and the Restless, such as Christel Khalil and Eileen Davidson.

Kristoff St. John Promo Pic

Following St. John’s passing on February 3, an awful development caused by hypertrophic heart disease due to alcohol abuse, Moore was among the cast members and fans who openly mourned the actor on Twitter and/or Instagram.

“I lost my brother yesterday," Moore said at the time, continuing as follows:

“I never had a brother, but you were my brother. You showed me the way. You were my mentor, you were my inspiration. You showed me what true talent was.

"You showed me what humility was. I love you. I hate this. I love you, but I'm going to celebrate all your good."

Speaking to People Magazine that same month, Moore said that St. John was “truly the closest thing to a brother and a brother’s love and a brother’s mentorship that I’ve ever known.”

He added:

“He didn’t have to embrace me the way he did. When I came in and was trying to find my way and he saw how scared I was, he saw how nervous I was.

"He saw my six pack and all that, but he just saw me and he embraced me like a brother. If he hadn’t embraced me, I would have never got my sure footing in the beginning days.”

Kristoff St. John on Young and the Restless

Elsewhere this week, along similar lines, Daniel Goddard shared a picture of himself with several of his co-stars from early March, when they attended the funeral for St. John.

In the caption, the actor asked followers to share their favorite Neil storyline from the show -- or to post stories of meeting St. John in anticipation of The Young and the Restless episodes to come.

The responses were overwhelming.

And beautiful.

“He was an amazing man. Getting to meet him at the hospital was an honor and a privilege,” one fan wrote.

“He congratulated me for being a young surgeon and told me how proud he was of me, and that meant the world to me.”

St. John lost his son to suicide in 2014 and talked openly about the pain, something many other fans referenced in their own tributes to the star.

“I admire his openness when discussing the loss of his son,” one follower explained.

“To allow strangers access to that pain in the hope of helping others. God bless you, Kristoff. May your soul find peace as you are reunited with your son.”

Amen. May Kristoff St. John rest in peace.

Programming Note:

A special tribute episode dedicated to St. John, featuring clips from his time on the series and memories from his co-stars, will air on Monday, April 29.

Check your local listings for more.

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