The autopsy report is out for an actor who died last month after a long run on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless.” TMZ reports that Kristoff St. John died from heart disease and alcohol abuse, according to the report from the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office.
“The ‘Young and the Restless’ star’s official cause of death is listed as hypertrophic heart disease and is categorized as accidental, according to the report obtained by TMZ,” the website reports. “The disease makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood and often goes undiagnosed.”
TMZ adds that according to the coroner’s report “St. John was discharged from a mental health facility just 2 days before his death. The report says he was admitted after threatening to hurt himself.”
TMZ also notes: “As for the ‘accidental’ label — that’s because Kristoff was apparently on an alcohol binge at the time of his death.”
St. John, who played Neil Winters on “Y&R” from 1991 to 2019, was found dead Feb. 3 at his home in the San Fernando Valley. He was 52.
St. John was an 11-time nominee for Daytime Emmys and won two of the awards, both for “The Young and the Restless” — for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1992 and Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2015. His nominations included nine for “Y&R” along with two for an earlier role on “Generations.”
As we reported previously, St. John was apparently dealing with depression issues that may have been related to his son Julian’s suicide years ago.