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Y&R's Kristoff St. John To File Wrongful Death Suit Against Mental Hospital In The Aftermath of Son Julian's Death

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Daytime Emmy winner Kristoff St. John of The Young and the Restless has been bearing the heart and soul of the conflicted mind of Neil Winters during the “Flirt with Disaster” February Sweeps storyline on the number one daytime drama.  As viewers know, just before the private jet crashed carrying Neil’s loved ones, Neil revealed he knew about his wife Hilary (Mishael Morgan) and his son Devon’s (Bryton James)  affair, which has provided some solid material for the actor to sink his teeth into.

But the drama at Y&R, is nothing like his personal drama that was reported today via Radar Online.  St. John, who three months ago lost his beloved son Julian to an apparent suicide, is filing a wrongful death suit against the mental hospital Julian was staying at.  Reportedly, Kristoff’s ex-wife Mia and the soap star have retained renowned attorney, Mark Geragos for the case.

While the coroners office came to the conclusion that Julian died via suicide with a bag over his head in the bathroom of La Casa Hospital, in Long Beach, California, new evidence is pointing to it possibly being a homicide.  A source told Radar Online the family believes Julian was murdered.

Radar’s report goes on to say via their source that Julian called his mother hours before he was found dead, telling her he believed another patient at the hospital was going to kill him.  The  source also told the outlet that Julian was very scared.  The outlets details that Kristoff and Mia want to see security video from inside the mental facility, which they believe supports their homicide theory.  While they’ll have to get a court order to view the video, a source close to the investigation confirmed it shows Julian walking back to his room after hanging up the pay phone and other people are “going in and out of his room.”  The family also suspects the video will confirm that hospital staff did not check on Julian for hours despite his being placed on a ‘precautionary’ suicide watch that required someone to look in on him every 15 minutes.   Julian St. John had suffered with mental illness for many,many years prior to his death.

What do you think about the difficult heartbreak this must be for Kristoff and Mia to have to file suit? Are you stunned by the possibility that Julian could have been murdered?  Share your thoughts, and send your well-wishes to Kristoff as he continues to grapple with this unfortunate new chapter in the death of his son.

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Mo
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Mo

I can see how they might want to believe it was murder versus suicide. Whichever, it is very painful and sad for anyone to go through. I do agree that Julian should have been better supervised/watched. Hopefully the truth, whatever it is, will come out if it hasn’t already.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

The loss of this talented, beloved, beautiful soul is tragic. I hope they find the answers they are seeking and some semblance of peace.

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

For the Kristoff’s not to have a definitive conclusion to their beloved son, Julian’s death, must be more painful than anyone can imagine To know he was in a facility where Julian’s security and safety was of primary importance to all the family AND Julian too, how this death occurred MUST be investigated. This seems the only way that the truth will come out. It will be a definitive way for the facility to be made responsible to the law and the courts. Any sort of ‘cover up’ for negligence or the queried homicide will be examined thoroughly. As it… Read more »

harry
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harry

I think it’s the right thing to do because it is forcing the medical facility to be held accountable. Whether it was suicide or homicide, the facility was responsible for this young man’s well being and they failed him miserably.
I bristle when fast food arm chair psychologists use the term “closure” in these situations because such a thing is not possible in a case like this,
However, knowing exactly what happened to his son might give Kristoff some semblance of vindication.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Sadly, there won’t be a vendetta to be had. It will not serve the Kristoffs any good. The only benefit derived from this suit would be that it does not happen to anyone else…..as a lesson. Perhaps it will be enough to live a ‘normal’ life again, but I doubt it. It would be a temporary fix. There is nothing in this world that will alleviate the pain of losing a child. I admire the gesture, but going to court for vindication or for appeasing one’s anger or hurt is futile. Peace will come from within, not by any outside… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Either way it sounds like there is a case to be made–if the young man was being supervised properly neither a murder or a suicide should have been able to happen. When people trust institutions with the care of their loved ones, there is the expectation the institution will do everything possible to see their loved ones receive the care and attention they require. I know a lawsuit will not undo the tragedy but I hope the family get the answers they need and perhaps this case will lead to reforms that will prevent another tragedy like this from happening… Read more »

Marie
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Marie

So very sad to hear & read this. Children are supposed to bury their parents not the other way around. My sympathy to them & may God give them strength to get through this horrific ordeal. RIP Julian.
Hope this case will bring changes to help patients in Institutions going forward.

Belle
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Belle

Mr. St. John has my deepest sympathy.

Nikki
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Nikki

I feel so sorry for this wonderful man but I always felt that when someone dies that we love & are very close too we want to lay blame. There may very well be blame to go around but to lay a wrongful death suit is not going to bring Julian back. Only time will heal that pain & loss. I pray you & your family find peace.

marquita mcneill
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marquita mcneill

it would not surprise me that they find out that he was murdered

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NBC Celebrates Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday with Retrospective Special Featuring Susan Lucci and More Celebrity Guests

The beloved Carol Burnett will get the star-studded affair treatment for her 90th birthday when NBC airs Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.

The two-hour special career retrospective will air Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will stream the next day on Peacock. The special is set to be filmed at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The evening will include musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more.

Special guests include: Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and many more.

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One very special guest for soap fans will be that of Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children).  As everyone knows, Carol Burnett was a huge fan of All My Children and Lucci, and eventually got a part written just for her when she appeared not once, but three times throughout the daytime drama’s run on ABC as Verla Grubbs.  The character turned out to the daughter of Langley Wallingford (the late Louis Edmonds).  Burnett appeared in Pine Valley in 1983, 1995, and 2005.

In a statement on the big soiree’, Burnett shared: “I’m so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends. I can’t wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”

“This special is going to be the best party ever,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer and president of Silent House Productions. “It will be an evening of music, comedy and dozens of big stars paying tribute to the one and only Carol Burnett.  We look forward to everyone at home celebrating right along with us.”

Viewers will see some of the funniest and most memorable moments of Burnett’s legendary career including moment from the acclaimed sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show.

So, looking forward to the special honoring Carol Burnett’s legendary career? Hope they bring up her role as Verla on AMC? For now, check out this scene featuring Carol, Ruth Warrick (Phoebe) and Louis Edmonds from All My Children, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Y&R 50th Anniversary Cast Photo Revealed

With The Young and the Restless’ golden anniversary just two months away, the CBS daytime drama has released its official cast photo for the milestone.

PEOPLE received the exclusive drop which features Y&R icons and veteran cast members: Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Braeden, Eileen Davidson, Tracey Bregman, Peter Bergman, Christian LeBlanc, Sharon Case, and Joshua Morrow plus Christel Khalil, Kate Linder, Bryton James, Melissa Claire Egan, Kelsey Wang, Conner Floyd, Cait Fairbanks, Courtney Hope, Brytni Sarpy, Trevor St. John, Greg Rikaart, Elizabeth Hendrikson, Rory Gibson, Zuleyka Silver, Allison Lanier, Melissa Ordway, Michelle Stafford, Jason Thompson, Amelia Heinle, Sean Dominic, Camryn Grimes, Mark Grossman, Lauralee Bell, Susan Walters, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan and Michael Graziadei.

In addition to the photo, PEOPLE got an exclusive look at the behind the scenes making of the snazzy photo shoot.  Check it out here.

Let us know what you thought of the cast pic and if you are excited about what’s to come on Y&R as their 50th anniversary fast approaches? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Tracey Bregman Receives Replacement Daytime Emmy from Christian LeBlanc on ‘The Talk’

In an absolutely great way to celebrate Tracey Bregman’s 40th anniversary with The Young and the Restless, the fan favorite star received a very special gift during her appearance on Tuesday’s episode of The Talk.

While Bregman was chatting about her run as Lauren Fenmore with The Talk co-hosts, Natalie Morales, introduced a surprise appearance by her on-screen husband, Christian LeBlanc (Michael).

For in 1985, Bregman won for the first ever Emmy in the Outstanding Ingenue category, which later had been renamed to “The Outstanding Younger Actress”. Sadly, she lost her original Emmy when her home burned down in California’s devastating Woolsey fire back in 2018.

When LeBlanc surprises Bregman on the set of the talk show, complete with a large box, he expressed: “I would like to present this, an Emmy for Outstanding Ingenue, but this time it’s from the people who love and respect you and cherish you, your CBS, your ‘Young and the Restless’ family, and I’m so honored to be able to give it to you.”

A tearful Bregman emotionally said, “I can’t thank you enough for, I’m so overwhelmed.”

Watch the heartfelt moment where Tracey finally gets a shiny new Emmy below.

Now let us know what you thought of the touching moment when Tracey got a replacement Emmy via the comment section below, as we mark Tracey’s 40 years on Y&R with a special episode on the CBS daytime drama series.  Make sure to tune-in!  

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