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Kristoff St. John, 'Young and the Restless' star, dead at 52

Soap opera star found dead in San Fernando Valley home

"The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John was found dead Sunday, according to his attorney Mark Geragos. 

The 52-year-old was found dead at his home in San Fernando Valley.

Sources told TMZ no signs of foul play were found, and that alcohol may have played a role in the soap opera star's death.

CBS Television Network and Sony Pictures Television confirmed St. John's death in a joint statement.

“The news of Kristoff St. John’s passing is heartbreaking. He was a very talented actor and an even better person. For those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him on ‘The Young and the Restless’ for the last 27 years, he was a beloved friend whose smile and infectious laugh made every day on set a joy and made audiences love him. On behalf of the Y&R cast and crew, CBS and Sony Pictures Television, we offer our heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones, especially his two daughters, Paris and Lola.”

Born in New York City, St. John -- the son of actor Christopher St. John -- entered the industry at a young age.

According to his show's cast bio, Kristoff St. John made his television debut at age 7 in the series, "That's My Mama."

He went on to star in the series "Charlie & Company" with Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight and Della Reese, and later had roles in "The Bad News Bears" and "The San Pedro Beach Bums."

St. John also had a recurring role on "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and made appearances on other TV shows, including "Diagnosis Murder," "Arli$$," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "Martin," and "Living Single."

His turn as Denise Huxtable's vegetarian boyfriend David James, who crossed swords with her parents on an episode of "The Cosby Show," was one of St. John's most fondly remembered performances

St. John joined the cast of "The Young & the Restless" in 1991.

His character's love story with Drucilla Winters (played by Victoria Rowell) became a favorite among fans of the show.

No other details were immediately available. 

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.


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