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The Life & Times Of Y&R’s Kristoff St. John Memorial Tribute Video

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While loved ones, colleagues, fans, and more to continue to mourn the tragic loss of The Young and the Restless‘ Kristoff St, John (Neil Winters) who passed away at the age of 52, on Monday during a memorial service in his honor, a heartfelt video filled with remembrances, images, and videos of the beloved St. John was shown to those who attended to pay their respects to the Daytime Emmy Award-winning actor.

The memorial tribute video was put together and produced by Kristoff’s longtime friend, Mark Clebanoff who culled through hours of footage and photos to strike the right balance to honor our beloved friend.

From self-made selfie videos in his car, to beautiful images with his children, and his longtime cast mates, to the humorous side of Kristoff we all came to know and love, to Kristoff’s start in show business as a young child, and more,  the tribute video illustrates the wonderful traits of this one-of-a-kind soul.

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With the permission of Clebanoff, Michael Fairman TV is sharing with you here this look at the life of KSJ.

Watch it below and then share your thoughts on the video via the comment section below.

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Pamela larios
Pamela larios

R I P skj you well be missed you r in peace..

Anita wells
Anita wells

IT IS STILL UN REAL HE WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY PRAYERS FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND HIS MANY FANS AND CO WORKERS GONE TO SOON YOU WILL BE MISSED FLY HIGH

margherita
margherita

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this intimate recap of Kristoff’s life. He is missed by many. RIP Fine Man!

Lisa
Lisa

What an incredibly beautiful tribute. I’m sobbing……
Kristoff was a beautiful,beautiful man….gone way too soon.
You will be forever remembered and forever missed.
Rest in Paradise with your sweet boy,Julian.

Denise Longden
Denise Longden

That was absolutely beautiful and heart wrenching. Thank you for sharing.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

His loss still feels so unreal to me. But, what a beautiful tribute to a man who was full of life. May he be resting in peace with his son.

Ann
Ann

This video tribute for Kristoff St John is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I have been a fan of his for many years (He was six years older than me). Though he was a celebrity, he was a human being like the rest of us who experienced life’s ups and downs. Based on what co-workers past & present, some who have been friends of his for many years, have said publicly about Kristoff St John, he was a family man, a nice guy, a good guy with a positive outlook on life. This is huge for someone who has remained a good kid working as an actor in the entertainment business since childhood. His life was beautifully reflected in this video tribute and I believe it to be inspirational for young people and the rest of us.

Kay
Kay

Ok i liked ksj he has been in truouble even before his sons suicide! I am sorry suicide and he is at peace !!! Why did somebody not reach out tons of groups are out there instead we go to a facility that drugs you and you have a problem with drinking! Then you have morons on twitter the sewer of the world telling him peace will end when you die! He had two daughters that needed their dad! Absolutely a waste and thats what saddens me!

Margie
Margie

That was a beautiful tribute! Such a great loss to his family, friends and colleagues! Rest it peace dear soul..

Ava
Ava

What a beautiful video! What a beautiful man! He will be missed so much. Thank you for sharing, Michael..

Sarah Green
Sarah Green

That was beautiful I loved him on Y& R I will miss him

Kevin C
Kevin C

I didn’t know Kristoff personally other than being a fan of his from Y&R days and one can tell that he was such a beautiful,good,handsome man that gave of himself and had so much to offer…Kristoff is miss terribly and he has such a beautiful smile which I know he is smiling now being with his son in HEAVEN…Prayer’s to his family member’s here on earth along with all his friends…RIP Kristoff, we will never forget you…

Donna DeVine
Donna DeVine

I miss you on Young and the Restless

Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez

Omg,i started crying, they did a great job on the video. R.I.p.

Rodd
Rodd

OMG! What a lovely tribute. That last clip really got me. Wow! RIP.

Sheri Plate
Sheri Plate

Watching this memorial had once again left me heartbroken. He was an amazing son, father, friend and actor. I can see the pain in his eyes in his last years with us. Rest In Peace with your beloved son and always be certain that you are loved and will be so missed by many. Beautiful tribute to a beautiful human!!!❤️

Camille
Camille

What a beautiful tribute RIP KSJ

LINDA D. KISH
LINDA D. KISH

Thank you so much for sharing this. I’m so sorry for him and his family and their loss.

Lisa Dress
Lisa Dress

This remembrance was touching! I was sad,,.but this showed happiness and love shining right through

I bet he would have loved it

Corinne
Corinne

That was such a beautiful tribute to Kristoff. He lived life and lived it to the fullest with his family friends and co-workers! I loved watching him for years on Y&R so talented and handsome! A tragic loss for everyone! His absence will leave a hole in this world! Loved by all! RIP Kristoff!

Karen L.Ensor
Karen L.Ensor

the videos were great its just very very sad hes no here anymore.

Candie Huppert
Candie Huppert

What a beautiful video! Thanks for sharing such personal pictures, he was a wonderful man and actor and will be missed by all! May he be at peace and be reunited with his son

Dawn Stones-Juarez
Dawn Stones-Juarez

What a beautiful tribute, so many amazing photos and clips showing the person of KSJ. There will never be another you. Thank you for sharing your love, your passion and your gifts with the world. You will be forever in our hearts. Go rest with the Angels and the Saints.

Melissa Lisa Lisa Richardson
Melissa Lisa Lisa Richardson

I just going to miss seeing him on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. I’m going to miss seeing his picture on the opening credits of the soap he was the world’s greatest soap opera star rest in peace Kristoff St John aka Neil Winters I love you but GOD loves you more

Melissa Lisa Lisa Richardson
Melissa Lisa Lisa Richardson

I just love the video it’s very very very very very very very heartbreaking and I almost started crying when I look at the video rest in peace Kristoff St John aka Neil Winters

Melissa Lisa Lisa Richardson
Melissa Lisa Lisa Richardson

A wonderful awesome marvelous amazing video of Kristoff St John aka Neil Winters

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Carroll, who was first-known for her amazing singing voice, and then as an actress, received a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination in her legendary career. She also make television history for her turns on Julia and Dynasty.

In her role as Julia, Carroll, became the first African American female to star in a non-stereotypical role in her own primetime network series . Julia, premiered in September 1968, finished No. 7 in the ratings in the first of its three seasons, and Carroll received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for her work.

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For more on the passing of Diahann Carroll check out the Hollywood Reporter.

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Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

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Today on Thursday, Kruger tweeted: “She’s here! Everleigh Jolie Brooks 9/22/19 We are so in love!!!”

While hubby, Brooks tweeted: “She’s heeeeerrrreeeee!!!  Welcome Everleigh Jolie Brooks! Born on 09/22/2019 These two little munchkins changed my life @KrugerKelly”

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