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.
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