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Y&R's Kristoff St. John Releases Statement On The Tragic Death Of Son Julian

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Daytime Emmy winner and long running series star of The Young and the Restless, Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) has released a statement today via Entertainment Tonight on the tragic death of his son Julian who died before the Thanksgiving holiday.

St. John shared: “It is with deep sorrow and overwhelming heartbreak that I regretfully share the news that my beautiful, talented, 24 year old son, Julian ‘Jewels’ St. John, passed away on November 23.  He suffered from schizophrenia for many years and tragically lost his life just a few days before Thanksgiving, and two weeks before his 25th birthday. His legacy will live on in our hearts and for those that continue to suffer from this insidious disease. My ex-wife Mia, Julian’s sisters Paris and Lola and I, are all devastated beyond words and belief. We mourn the loss of our son, brother, artist, poet, and a giant of a young man. A beautiful life gone much too soon. Julian will forever be remembered as he now takes flight with angels.”

Meanwhile, reports have surfaced via Radar Online that while it has been believed that Julian died in an apparent suicide their source, Assistant Chief Coroner, Ed Winter detailed that: “Julian was found by a staff member at a facility in Long Beach on November 23.”  The item goes on to say that Julian was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathroom.  And although the incident is listed as a possible suicide, the official cause of death has been deferred pending additional testing and a toxicology report. No official report is available yet.

On-Air On-Soaps heart goes out to her dear friend Kristoff St. John through this ordeal, and we are thinking of him, and his loved ones, as it is always difficult to have to report news on something of this nature.

Share your thoughts on Kristoff’s heartfelt statement on the loss of his son Julian in the comment section below.

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Toni
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Toni

Sorry for you loss Kristoff. The loss of a child is tragic and I pray you and your family can get through this together.

Lee
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Lee

Sorry for your loss I understand what it is like to lose a child and I also know time hills all wounds. Praying for you and your family.

Bessie
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Bessie

Hey I also sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers.

pat hopkins
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pat hopkins

Sorry for your lost Krisoff. Losing a child is a great loss because #1We as adults believe we will go first but only God knows. I pray that the peace of God will over take and protect you and your family. Earth has no sorrows that heaven can’t heal.

Jennifer Williams
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Jennifer Williams

Dear Kristoff and family:
I don’t know you personally but I feel like I do from watching Y&R for over 25 years.

I have experienced the pain of losing 2 children. I empathize from the bottom of my heart.
JD-

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

So tragic. If it was ruled a suicide, even worse. My dad’s mom had schizophrenia back in the 50s and they put her away. She got out and they found she had drowned. They never said it was suicide, but most likely it was. I can only imagine the pain that this family is going through. Sadly, this will have implications for the rest of their lives. My dad came down with depression when he turned 40, partly because he never grieved the loss of his mom and was only 6 when she died. If it is suicide, I think… Read more »

PAT
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PAT

Sorry for your loss will keep you and your family in our prayers

Ellen Turner
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Ellen Turner

my thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mental Illness is definitely a silent illness and unless you have walked in the shoes of a person suffering from that especially, wehave to be mindful of negative comments and not assume that the info being told is the actual truth. God Bless the family and may the Soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Derrick
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Derrick

So sorry! Deepest sympathy!

Cathy Fink
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Cathy Fink

Kristoff I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. You, Julian & your family are in my prayers. There is no greater loss than the loss of a child.

Susan Altarac
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Susan Altarac

So sorry for your loss.Prayers to you and your family.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Such tragedy I don’t even have the words after reading your heartfelt statement. No parent want to lose their kids so soon or ever before them. The pain I’m sure you all cannot express it is beyond hurt. It is devastating I pray for your family Kristoff St. John and just know the world is praying with you. May Julian take his wings and fly he’s free. Living in the kingdom no more sadness he is free. Amen

wolfy
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wolfy

It shouldn’t matter to the public how Mr. St. John’s son died, only that he has, and that the family is in deep mourning because of it. We should extend our heartfelt sorrow and best wishes to them all and hope that they know their son is now, hopefully, at peace. I don’t like media outlets that decide to run these “We have sources who contradict what they’re saying” kind of stuff. As we used to say in the business, anything to sell papers, I guess…I just wish that the media would stop those kinds of tactics. I wish the… Read more »

Deana
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Deana

I have worked with those with schizophrenia
for nearly 10 years. This truly breaks my heart to
hear. Kristoff I pray for your entire family that God
may heal you from this great tragedy. May his spirit
live through his talent of art.

Barbara
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Barbara

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. It is even more tragic when it happens to someone so young. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family at this very difficult time.

Deane Sullivan
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Deane Sullivan

I am so sorry for the loss of your son.Losing a child is hard.Mental illness is sad and so many people don’t under stand it.Praying for you and your family.In Christove , Deane Sullivan

Lezlie McCoy
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Lezlie McCoy

I am deeply saddened by the loss of you son. Words could never articulate what I would like to say to you, but I am a strong believer in prayer. May God be with you, Julian’s mother, and your entire family during a devastaing period of your life. The hurt will always be there, but God has away of making the pain better. Take the time to grieve, and take the time to celebrate Julian’s life.

James Goodson Sr
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James Goodson Sr

My thoughts are with you doing this most difficult time in your life

dmr
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dmr

What a beautiful, sentimental statement. This news is so incredibly tragic. The worst loss imaginable. My heart is heavy and my eyes full of tears after reading Mr. St. John’s statement.

Mo
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Mo

So sad.

penny
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penny

My prayers go out to Mr. St. John and Mia St. John and their families. RIP Julian.

Jim
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Jim

I’ve met and talked with Kris on a few occasions and he was always very nice and accessible. Just a regular guy. My heart goes out to him and my condolences for the loss of his son. Mental illness is a mother*****ker and all we can do with those who suffer from it, is just to love them and keep holding them to their highest potential.

Toni Black
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Toni Black

I’m so sorry for your loss. I too lost a son and in time, time does heal. You and your family well always have Julian in your hearts. My prayers are with you and your family for the precious son that is in Heaven.

Marilyn
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Marilyn

I am so very sorry for your family’s tragic loss Mr. St. John. The loss of a child is particularly painful. May you all take comfort in the memories you have with your beautiful son Julian. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lynda
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Lynda

My beautiful, talented grandson had this horrible disease. Watching him go through the day to day battles that this mysterious malady inflicted on him was heart wrenching. Because there is no medication for certain types of schizophrenia, there was nothing anyone could do medically. He was literally in hell from the time it started until his tragic death.

My heart goes out to Kristoff and his family. May they now have peace knowing he is not suffering anymore. My belief is that he is whole now and can enjoy his talents to their fullest.

Laurie
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Laurie

I’m sorry for your loss, Lynda. I lost my 17 year old nephew 2 yrs ago. My heart goes out to The St. John’s and all families that deal w/this epidemic.

For this reason I am opposed to the way Y&R has told Sharon’s story thus far. Here is a fan favorite who erred, but is punished now seemingly for doing the right thing. I hope the writers learn from this tragedy at home & fix this s/l. Nick needs to be taken down several pegs. You must stop with the Newman are Gods madness!

Ann
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Ann

I totally agree with you, and I hope Y&R WRITERS show that her disease is under control as she is committed to staying on her meds. Blesssings to all who are affected by a mental disease, and to Kristoff and his family.

Lynda
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Lynda

Ann,
Thank you for your condolence.
Lynda

Lynda
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Lynda

Sorry,
Laurie..thank you.

charmaine
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charmaine

Im sry… stay strong for your other family members.. i hope you stay on the show too!! Im one of your biggest fans!!

Irish
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Irish

Prays for you and your family. God has taken another angle. Your family will know that your son is in good hands . the Almighty hands of God

Darlene Scotti
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Darlene Scotti

My prayers are with you. I lost my youngest son last OCT. He also had mental illness.
My heart is with you.

Patricia
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Patricia

So sorry for your loss. RIP Julian

Tam
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Tam

Terribly sorry for your loss, Kristoff. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ♡

Claudia Sauer
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Claudia Sauer

Kristoff, I can’t imagine what turmoil you, Mia and your daughters are going thru at this difficult time! There are no words to say how sorry I feel that your son was taken from you at his young age! Whatever I say won’t bring back your son but just know that he is in a better place now! The holidays will be hard not having your son there but take comfort that he is surrounded by heavenly angels and he doesn’t have to fight his disease anymore! Have a blessed holiday season and know that your viewers (friends) that watch… Read more »

Willie
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Willie

Why does rhe media just “frenzy” on reports? It’s really none of the media’s business on how St. John left this world. His family is suffering from their loss!
Enough said ! Send condolences and prayers! May God bless and comfort this family in their grief.

Rosemary
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Rosemary

So sorry your son and all of you have suffered from this disease. I pray you know he is 200% well now. Peace I pray for you also.

Mary Louise Smith
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Mary Louise Smith

Kristoff I am so sorry to here about your son. He is at peace now, but it is still tragic to bury your child. Stay strong

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I walk in your shoes, Kristoff. I feel your pain. God bless.

Denise Roustio
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Denise Roustio

I just want to give you and your family lots of love at this time and my sympathy. He is now with God and his angels
I love you all because I have never missed your show.You all are like fily to me. When one of you hurt I feel it. Love and my condolences. Denise

Denise Roustio
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Denise Roustio

And my above message was supposed to say family! Not fully!!

Love

Denise

Cheryl Jones
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Cheryl Jones

May he forever rest in peace in his Heavenly home

Yvonne
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Yvonne

My condolence to your family, we will continue to pray for you and your family

carol nash
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carol nash

So very sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers for you and your family

Gigi
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Gigi

I am so sorry for your loss. More and more I am learning about mental illness since it is being discussed more. It’s bringing awareness to how serious mental health is.

Rollanda Lewis
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Rollanda Lewis

I’m so sorry for the loss of your son Kristoff, I pray he is at peace now. It is so hard to lose someone from that disease my brother Joe Joe passed away March of 2007 and there’s not a day that I don’t think about him,he suffered from schizophrenia 4 more than 20 years and dealing with that is something hard for that person and their family, all we can do is love them through it, God bless you and your family we’re praying for you also.

Rhonda Hummel
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Rhonda Hummel

So sorry to hear of your loss and pray for your family to find peace… I have a granddaughter with this and pray daily for her safety.

Aretha Howell
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Aretha Howell

I’m sorry to hear of your lost I know how it feels to lose someone you love so much but God will carry you through this.

Beverly Salchli
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Beverly Salchli

I am so very sorry for yout loss. The saddest thing in the world is losing your child. May he dance among the clouds until you meet again. Good bless you.

Dee Johnson
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Dee Johnson

So sorry for your loss Kristoff St John sending prayers to you and your family. May God give you all strength to carry on.

LoriAnn Wenzel
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LoriAnn Wenzel

My heart and prayers goes out to you, family and friends, for I to suffered a loss 10 years ago, when I found my best friend in her car. And she was an only child . All the counselling and medications could not stop to what happened next.
We only can be more aware of all the different diseases that causes things like this to happen.
He is free, and with that being said, he no longer suffers.

Sincerely;
LoriAnn Wenzel

michele wash
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michele wash

My deepest condolences. I have two childten his age with the same illness. It is so hard . I love them for who they are. Beautiful and talented like your son. May he rest in peace. Amen

Cleda Vane
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Cleda Vane

It Breaks my heart for all the family. I am a young n restless fan. I lost my son in may of this year due to spinal cancer. Our children are not supposed to go before us. It was all of a sudden. My prayers go out to all of your family. God has a reason but we can’t understand why. God bless all during this painful time.

j osette sears from Atlanta ga
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j osette sears from Atlanta ga

I have being a fan for decades and want to express my prayers for the lost of your special son

Gussie Jones
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Gussie Jones

I’m totally sorry for the lost of your may God keep humble doing the time of your sorrow one of your Young and the Restless fans from Shreveport Louisiana

Betty Dean
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Betty Dean

My greatest sympathies for you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Kathy
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Kathy

Our 22 y.o. son has schizoaffective disorder also with deep depression. We know the grief and loss of the life we imagined would be for our bright, musical, creative, artisitic, athletic and handsome son. Our son played double bass and electric bass for 6 yrs, received 2 Dayton Art Institute scholarships for his fantastic visual art and masks, played, soccer, baseball and was fun-loving, gregarious and popular. His symptoms began in high school but we didn’t know it was schizophrenia creeping in. He lost everything: job, apt., girlfriend after he had just begun his life. Schizophrenia is a mean disease… Read more »

Vicky
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Vicky

God bless your son and all those who loved him

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