These THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS spoilers promise a very special episode to air on Friday, May 28, as the soap pays tribute to the beloved character of Neil Winters, and his portrayer, the late Kristoff St. John.
St. John died on Feb. 3, 2019, at the age of 52 and Y&R aired a tribute to the actor on April 29 with his co-stars past and present sharing memories of their dear friend. At the same time, the soap had his character of Neil Winters pass away peacefully in his sleep and held a memorial service. However, the anniversary of his passing was not commemorated in 2020 due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the temporary suspension of television production disrupting planned schedules.
This year, however, the soap is planning a show celebrating the life of Neil Winters as Genoa City comes together to mourn the anniversary of his death. “There is no way to truly encompass the entire life’s journey of a man like Neil Winters,” Jack says in a promo video for the special episode. “Come see what a gift he was to this town, to everyone who knew him… Honor Neil by honoring the life he led.”
Get your tissues ready for a special hour of daytime television honoring the fan-favorite character — as well as his much-missed portrayer, Kristoff St. John — on Friday, May 28. You won’t want to miss it.