On what would have been "The Young and the Restless" actor, late Kristoff St. John’s 54th birthday, his co-stars took to social media to wish him a happy birthday.
On July 13, 2019, “The Young and the Restless” actor Kristoff St. John passed away at the age of 52, leaving his family, friends, fans, and colleagues devastated. On July 15, St. John would have turned 54 years old.
Kristoff St. John at the 45th NAACP Awards Ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium | Photo: Getty Images
The stars of the soap opera made sure to remember their old pal with sweet birthday wishes on their social media. The official Instagram account of the CBS Daytime show also posted a tribute to their former actor. They wrote:
“Please join the Y&R family in celebrating the wonderful Kristoff St. John’s birthday. ❤️ He is greatly missed.”
The sweet, touching caption accompanied a photo of the late St. John looking dashing in a sweater and shirt ensemble, showing off his signature bright smile.
Many of the actor’s co-stars, including Christel Khalil, who played Lily Winters, the daughter of St. John’s character in the soap opera, paid tributes to him.
Khalil also shared a throwback picture of her former on-screen father on Instagram with the late actor dressed in a light purple shirt, rocking a high haircut.
Michelle Stafford, another co-star of the deceased actor who portrayed Phyllis Summers on the show, shared her own tribute on Instagram, with a sweet selfie of her and St. John, followed by a heartfelt caption, describing how colorful and lively the world was with him around.
Stafford wrote that she celebrated him on the special day and thought she and the rest of the world were lucky that he was born.
Greg Rikaart, who portrayed Kevin Fisher, also tweeted a birthday message for his old friend, asking his fans and followers to show love to the late actor’s family.
Daniel Goddard, who played Cane Ashby, also celebrated St. John’s posthumous birthday with a funny video of the late St. John cracking up everybody else on set. Not a day went by that he did not think of his friend, Goddard wrote.
Kristoff St. John passed away in his home in Los Angeles, California, to hypertrophic heart failure on February 3, 2019.
His character, Neil Winters, was also taken off the show with a stroke. St. John’s family, and colleagues miss both the actor and his perfectly-executed character, Neil.