‘Young and the Restless’ Fans React to Kristoff St. John Tribute

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The Young and the Restless has said farewell to longtime star Kristoff St. John.

The CBS daytime soap opera paid tribute to the late actor on the Friday, Feb. 8 episode, just days after St. John was pronounced dead at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday. The performer was 52.

CBS’ homage to St. John — who played Neil Winters on the show since 1991 — occurred at the end of the episode, with stock footage of the actor reflecting his Y&R legacy.

“It feels like a real accomplishment,” he said. “I’ve been a part of something that will somehow be in a time capsule… and I’m part of that? Yeah, I’m one of the brothas on The Young and the Restless, I’m one of the sons. I’m one of the family members. I was there. Yeah, man, Neil Winters was an integral part.”

Following a montage of St. John’s moments on the series, he appeared on screen again to deliver a parting message. “Thank you for sharing in this adventure,” he stated. “This mighty ship that has sailed for so long. I love you.”

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This isn’t the only tribute planned for St. John. CBS Daytime released an announcement via its Twitter account Friday that the show will air a storyline dedicated to the Emmy-winning actor and his character in April. “Today’s tribute during #YR is only the beginning,” the account tweeted.

As for Friday’s tribute, many fans appreciated the special segment honoring St. John’s memory.

“Beautiful tribute today – made me cry! RIP Kristoff,” someone tweeted.

Another person added: “Tears flowing. Beautiful man, beautiful soul. Please be forever in peace.”

At this time, St. John’s cause of death hasn’t been disclosed.

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