Kristoff St. John’s Cause of Death Revealed

by Krystal Franklin

March 20, 2019

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Last month Kristoff St. John was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home, and now we know a little more about what happened to the 52-year-old, famously known for his role on The Young and the Restless. According to reports, the coroner’s office has declared his death as accidental and ruled that “hypertrophic heart disease and effects of ethanol” as the official cause of death.

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Unfortunately the St. John family is no stranger to tragedy. In 2014 the 10-time NAACP Image Award winner’s son Julian committed suicide while receiving treatment at a medical facility.

In 2017 Kristoff threatened to kill himself and was placed under psychiatric evaluation. When cops arrived to his LA home, they confiscated two guns and placed St. John under a 72-hour mental evaluation hold.

Take a look back at the nine-time Emmy award nominee as he talks about how he landed the role of Neil Winters in 1991.

Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the actor.

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