The Young and the Restless star found dead at 52

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Kristoff St. John was tragically found dead on Sunday (February 3), and his lawyer in confirming the news.

Kristoff St. John, a star off 'The Young and the Restless, ' was found dead on Sunday, according to TMZ. Police and paramedics were alerted and responded to the house. There appears to be no signs of foul play in his death.

Kristoff St. John, who played the struggling alcoholic and ladies' man Neil Winters for 27 years on Young and the Restless, has died.

Kristoff St. John, ‘The Young and the Restless’ star, dead at 52
The Young and the Restless star found dead at 52

Mia St. John reacted to his death in a heartbreaking and now-deleted social media post where she connected it to their son's. "On behalf of @MiaStJohnBoxer & @TheStJohnFamily thank you for all of your love", he tweeted. His 24-year-old son, Julian, committed suicide in 2014.

The Young And the Restless star, who joined the USA soap in 1991 as businessman Neil Winters, was found by a friend at his San Fernando Valley home in California on Sunday, it was confirmed on Monday.

He was also awarded with 10 NAACP Awards which recognises people of colour in film, television, music and literature. Almost two years ago, the Daytime Emmy nominee threatened suicide, leading to a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the news to Variety. His first major role on a soap opera was on NBC's Generations. At the time, Mia spoke out, saying that her ex's heart was "broken" after losing their son (via Entertainment Tonight).

Since breaking into the industry, St. John has been nominated for 8 Emmy Awards. "Kristoff was a loving kind generous sweet hilarious gifted human".

It should be noted that after their son's death, they founded the El Saber es Poder (Knowledge is Power) Foundation to battle mental illness.

He leaves behind a daughter, Paris Nicole.