St. John, who played Neil Winters on the long running CBS soap opera, was found dead in his home this morning! Kristoff was on the day time show from 1991-2019. He garnered nine Emmys nominations and won 10 NAACP Image Awards.
In a recently deleted post, his ex-wife, Mia St. John, says that Kristoff had a troubled history with suicide. They lost their son, Julian, to suicide, when he took his own life in 2014, while getting treatment at a mental health facility. The St. Johns sued the facility for negligence and the suit was eventually settled.
In 2017, around the anniversary of Julian’s suicide, Kristoff threatened to kill himself with a gun. Cops placed him under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.
Mental Health is no joke. Please check in on your friends and family!