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The Young and the Restless & CBS To Say Goodbye To Kristoff St. John In Story Arc, Tribute Episode & On ‘The Talk’

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The Young and the Restless will say a very emotional goodbye to Kristoff St. John in a four-episode arc next week beginning on Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, April 26, that will culminate with a tribute episode on Monday, April 29 with former and current Y&R stars sharing memories of Kristoff. and the iconic character of Neil Winters he played for over 28 years.

According to CBS, in the special arc of episodes, Genoa City will gather to remember one of their own when Neil Winters passes away unexpectedly. Neil’s family and friends come from near and far to pay their respects and remember their cherished father, colleague, brother and friend.  Neil’s family learns of his passing on Tuesday, April 23  and the story will be featured prominently for the remainder of the week.  Shemar Moore (“S.W.A.T.”) reprises his role of Neil’s brother, Malcolm Winters, for two episodes, on April 25 and April 26.

Christel Khalil (Lily Ashby) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) also return for this storyline. Additionally, actor Stan Shaw, Kristoff’s longtime friend and co-star from Roots: The Next Generations will appear as the Reverend at Neil’s funeral on the April 25th installment,

Monday, April 29, Y&R will air a special tribute episode to Kristoff.  The episode will include current and former cast members sharing memories of their dear friend, along with memorable Neil Winters clips spanning his 28 years on the show.  Former Y&R cast members Moore, Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla), Eileen Davidson and Mishael Morgan (Ex-Hilary), will be part of this important episode.

In addition, The Talk will remember Kristoff in a special segment on Friday, April 26th. The segment will include a conversation with Moore, Rowell, Christel Khalil and Bryton James (Devon). Clips of Kristoff through the years as Neil Winters will also be shown.

So, what do you think of the upcoming plans to honor Kristoff and his legacy as Neil Winters on Y&R? Will you be watching? Make sure to have plenty of kleenex nearby as we say farewell to one of our most beloved members of the daytime community.

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DMRR
DMRR

What a sad, sad story. I will be tuning in for the tribute episodes. A talented man gone too soon.

Michael Teale
Michael Teale

Get your box of kleenex ready.

Rae Anne Tilden
Rae Anne Tilden

Going to be hard to watch..Kristoff St John and Neil Winters will be missed.

Momo
Momo

It sounds like they are doing a great tribute to him. Still so sad. I know I will be crying.

Inky
Inky

Now that is a proper way to say good bye to an old friend loviez…

randy spring
randy spring

he deserves nothing less,,,proud to be a y and r fan right now

Roberta A Broussard
Roberta A Broussard

The world lost a great actor and man with the loss of Kristoff St. John. I’m glad they will be doing a great tribute to this man.

Dee
Dee

cried just reading the posting.

Debra
Debra

I will be getting a good cry on, I’m sure!

Tammy
Tammy

I will be tuning in for this. I still can’t believe Kristoff is gone. This is such a huge loss to the show. It’s so sad, gone too soon. ❤️

Remy
Remy

Thank You Y&R and CBS!

Very proper tribute planned ahead

Kevin C
Kevin C

I LOVE what Y&R is doing for Kristoff and I for sure will be watching…

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

I will tune in for sure, this segment will show what a great actor Neil was . Gone to soon bless his family and friends

Boop
Boop

I’m already sad!

Harry
Harry

It’s weird, it’s not like I ever met Kristoff St. John, but I still can’t believe he’s gone. I remember the first day Neil walked into the doors of Newman Enterprise as a fresh faced, recent MBA graduate from Harvard. Dru fell in love with him at first sight and asked her Aunt Mamie (the Abbot cook and housekeeper) to teach her how to make crab cakes in order to win his heart through his stomach. Then she took ballet lessons in order to woe him further. Drucilla put out all the stops in order to win Neil over.
He was eternally handsome and youthful but life’s experiences made him all the wiser.
I will keep looking for him on Y&R–hard to believe Neil Winters is really gone.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

What about Aunt Mamie? Or Karen (the character played by Nia Peebles)?

tracles349
tracles349

Just reading this and I’m crying. Still so hard to believe he’s gone. He will forever be missed and I’m beyond happy that Shemar Moore is returning as Malcolm. No replacement EVER worked in his place so it’s fitting he’s returning for this. RIP Kristoff!

Lynn
Lynn

Fabulous, tender tribute planned! THANK YOU, CBS!

Carole
Carole

It is such a sad situation he was a great actor as well as a nice man!

Jai Kenyatta Anderson
Jai Kenyatta Anderson

I think it will be very tastefully “acted”, of course realizing that those tears, most likely will be real mourning tears for their friend in real life. Definitely will be watching all episodes.

Fran
Fran

just watched wed ‘s YR WOW It’s a tear jerker . Devon why did u have to leave us then he see ‘s . well watch it for yourself . but bring the tissues

Cynthia Barcomb
Cynthia Barcomb

Y and R has done him proud. Well done. What a beautiful tribute

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In her place will be Josh Reims, who joined Dynasty as co-executive producer at the start of season 2.

Reims, has major primetime soap cred.  He served as executive producer on ABC’s Mistresses and Dirty Sexy Money and as consulting producer on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Patrick, will remain an EP of Dynasty, but will now focus on development for CBS Studios.  She posted a message on her Instagram about moving on, noting: “While I’m excited to move on to my next challenge, it’s of course hard to part with a world I put so much love into, from first pitch to this 44th ep, but I’m so pleased with the team carrying it forward.”

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Look for set visits, interviews, retro clips, and more with some of the most famous and enduring characters in the genre.  Here’s just a sample of what to watch for:

When E! News visit the set of Y&R, Eric Braeden recounts the time Victor was feeding his wife Julia’s lover trapped in the basement dead rat; while Tracey Bregman (Lauren) reflects on why the viewers love the relationships and families in Genoa City.

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Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

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