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Kristoff St. John Reportedly Looked For Depression Treatment Before Death

Andrew Roberts 8 Feb 2019

The shocking death of soap opera mainstay Kristoff St. John earlier in the week left many reeling and looking for answers. The Young And The Restless star passed suddenly at the age of 52, with new details showing that he had sought treatment for depression ahead of his death.

Shocking Death

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No cause of death has been announced yet, but many have speculated that the star may have died due to a suicide -- though this is just an assumption. St. John had posted about grief and the loss of a loved one following the suicide of his son. The actor also dealt with a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the death, pointing fingers at the mental health facility where Julian St. John had been at the time of his death.

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Treatment For Depression

All of this circles around new information indicating that St. John had recently sought treatment for depression, related to the death of his son according to TMZ:

A source close to Kristoff tells us the actor had checked himself into UCLA Medical Center in January for depression issues ... and had just been released within the last few days.

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Grief And Loss


The last post St. John has on his Twitter account deals with the grief and loss of a loved one, saying that "never a truer word was spoke" in regards to a user posting that grieving over a child never ends until the parent joins that child.

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Remembered Fondly

Memories and good thoughts are still being shared by those who knew St. John, especially his former castmates and friends at CBS. Shemar Moore might be the most emotional over the loss, sharing two different posts to this point.

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Shemar Moore

He called St. John the most popular and iconic African American soap stat EVER.


Moore also noted that that there is no me without you.

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Eric Braeden

Longtime Y&R star Eric Braeden also shared his thoughts about St. John, getting emotional during an appearance on Extra to talk about the loss.

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No Words

He also posted to social media about St John, noting that he has no words over the loss -- along with a photo with Daniel Goddard and St. John on set.

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Daytime Tribute

CBS Daytime used the passing to share memories online and allowed fans to share their best moments featuring St. John. They kicked it off with a photo of St. John and Moore.

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'Young &The Restless' Goodbye

The Young And The Restless also put together a tribute on Friday's show that seemed to leave fans wanting more, but likely won't be the last tribute for the late actor according to USA Today:

"It feels like a real accomplishment," St. John said. "I've been a part of something that will somehow be in a time capsule... and I'm part of that? Yeah, I'm one of the brothas on 'The Young and the Restless,' I'm one of the sons. I'm one of the family members. I was there. Yeah, man, Neil Winters was an integral part."

After a brief montage of St. John's time on the show, the actor returned to the screen.

"Thank you for sharing in this adventure," he said, "this mighty ship that has sailed for so long. I love you."

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