Kristoff St. John, the long-running star of “The Young and the Restless,” was found dead on Sunday. He was 52.
Friends went to check on St. John at his San Fernando Valley home on Sunday, when they discovered his body, TMZ reported. They called police and paramedics, who pronounced the actor dead at the scene.
Police and reps for St. John didn’t immediately returned Page Six’s request for comment.
In a since-deleted tweet, however, St. John’s ex-wife, boxer Mia St. John, blamed the mental health facility that treated their son for Kristoff’s death.
“THAT HOSPITAL KILLED OUR SON @TheArtofJulian THEN MY HUSBAND @kristoffstjohn1 THATS WHAT HAPPENED! THEY KILLED MY FAMILY,” she wrote.
Kristoff and Mia’s son, Julian, died by suicide in 2014 while seeking treatment at the unnamed facility. They sued for negligence and later settled. The former couple also founded the El Saber es Poder (Knowledge Is Power) Foundation to battle mental illness.
In 2017, Kristoff threatened suicide and was placed on a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.
He leaves behind two daughters, Paris St. John and Lola St. John.
Vivica A. Fox took to Instagram to pay tribute to her former co-star.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I wake up this morning to hear about the passing of my good friend @KristoffStJohn who I started off my acting career with on the Soap Opera #Generations and recently #AChristmasCruise WOW! Kristoff I will soo miss u my brotha! #RESTINPARADISE my friend! #Blessed #Respect,” she captioned an old photo of the two of them together.