Kristoff St. John, best known for his role on the long-running soap opera "Young and the Restless," died Sunday, Fox News has learned. He was 52.
A lawyer for the actor confirmed the news to us on Monday morning, saying a statement would be forthcoming.
TMZ, who first reported the news, said police responded to a call from friends of the actor who found him dead at his San Fernando Valley home on Sunday. According to the gossip site, St. John was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 52-year-old played Neil Winters on the famous soap opera since 1991. The role earned him multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations as well as several NAACP Image Awards.
St. John's personal life was marked by tragedy, when his son with ex-wife and boxer Mia St. John, Julian, committed suicide in 2014 while receiving treatment at a mental health facility. The family later sued the treatment center for negligence and the suit was settled, according to TMZ.
According to TMZ, St. John was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold in 2017 after attempting suicide around the anniversary of his son's death. At the time, Mia said reporting about her ex-husband's "incident" were "inaccurate."
"No parent should ever have to bury their child, and for those who do, it is a nightmare that haunts you forever. The death of our beloved son Julian, has taken a toll on both of us. He is an actor and while he may appear whole on the outside, his heart is broken," she told ETat the time. She added, "Last week, an incident occurred, that pushed him to the breaking point, but was not accurately reported."
She did not elaborate further but asked fans for prayers and support.