The daytime community was shattered on Feb. 3, when THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Kristoff St. John (Neil) passed away unexpectedly. And on March 4, family and friends gathered together to pay tribute to the actor’s life and career at a very special memorial service. “It was a beautiful memorial today,” tweeted Winsor Harmon (ex-Thorne, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL). “Kristoff was an amazing man with a beautiful soul. Loved him like a brother.”
Soap writer Michele Val Jean, who has penned scripts for SANTA BARBARA, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and B&B, also eloquently expressed her sorrow after the service. “We said goodbye to Kristoff St. John today,” she wrote. “Sad and beautiful at the same time. Still not okay with it, but I know he’s in a better place. RIP, Kristoff. I’ll love and carry you in my broken heart forever.”
For more photos and thoughts from the day, please browse through the gallery below as his friends and castmates say goodbye to the soul who was taken from us far too soon.
For more heartfelt memories of St. John from the people who knew him best, don’t miss the special tribute section in the new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth magazine, on sale now.
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Bryton James Kristoff Memorial
Bryton James (Devon, Y&R)
"Though a difficult start to the week... this one of many moments shared, reminded me of just how lucky I am to be apart of this incredible family. We love you forever, Kristoff."
Katherine Kelly Lang Kristoff Memorial
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B)
"There are no words... life just doesn’t seem fair at times.. Kristoff touched so many lives in so many ways. He was a beautiful soul. And his spirit is alive and soaring🕊🙌🏻🙏 It was a beautiful ceremony today with his friends and family. 💔"
Vivica A Fox Kristoff Memorial
Vivica A. Fox (ex-Stephanie, Y&R)
"Yesterday was a tough day as we said goodbye to our king, Kristoff St. John. I also ran into Jonelle Allen, who I had that epic catfight with on the soap opera, GENERATIONS, where we starred with the amazing Kristoff."
Vincent Irizarry Kristoff Memorial
Vincent Irizarry (ex-David, Y&R)
"A beautiful memorial for a truly beautiful soul, our dear Kristoff St. John... Too, too soon... Peace xoxo."
Daniel Goddard Kristoff Memorial
Daniel Goddard (Cane, Y&R)
"Smiling through the tears at Kristoff’s service yesterday. Thank you to each and everyone of you, for all the love and support you have so graciously shown us during this difficult time. You are loved & appreciated 🙏🏼"
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Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, Y&R/B&B)
"I went to the beautiful memorial service for my dear friend, Kristoff St. John, today. You will always be loved and missed by all who knew you! Rest In Peace my dear friend!"
Jordi Vilasuso Kristoff Memorial
Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R)
"We celebrated your beautiful life today, Kristoff. You are so loved and missed!"