In a very sad turn of events, Kristoff St. John‘s son, Julian St. John, has committed suicide. Kristoff has portrayed Neil Winters on the #1 soap opera The Young & the Restless for over 20 years.
Julian, 24, was a talented painter and artist and reportedly suffered from severe depression and schizophrenia.
Julian’s mother and Kristoff’s ex-wife, Mia St. John, posted about their sons suicide saying:
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.
Take a look at some of Julians work on his website theartofjulian.com. R.I.P. Julian.