This is not the kind of news item we would ever wish to report, especially because it involves one of our very dear friends and colleagues so personally, but so much now has circulated on the Internet that we wanted to pay our respects.
As many fans of The Young and the Restless and Daytime Emmy winner Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) have been hearing and reading, Kristoff’s 25-year-old son Julian, who has battled mental illness and addiction, and was an incredibly talented artist, died on November 23rd.
Julian’s mother, Mia St. John (Professional Boxer and former WBC champion) took to Twitter with this heartbreaking message yesterday on November 28th in which she shared: “On November 23rd Kristoff St. John and I lost our beautiful son, Julian St John. Our son was the light of our lives, an artist with a beautiful mind and spirit. He fought long and hard against an illness for which there is no cure. Unfortunately the pain became too great for him and I dare not say he lost the battle–he simply chose to set himself free. My fight for mental health will continue. They may not find a cure in my lifetime, but we can try and prevent the loss of another beautiful soul.
Funeral services will be held this coming week on December 5th, which is Julian’s birthday. Following services, there will be a reception and art exhibit from Julian’s final collection http://theartofjulian.com/
On-Air On-Soaps sends our love and condolences to Kristoff and Mia. Please feel free to share your thoughts, prayers, and condolences below in the comment section as well.