The Young and the Restless news indicate that the show’s producers are planning a special storyline for Kristoff St. John’s character, Neil Winters along with his real life persona. The actor sadly passed away in his home near Los Angeles during the early hours of Monday morning. An autopsy is currently being conducted. Kristoff has played Neil on the show since 1991.
The Young and the Restless Star News: Kristoff St. John’s Storyline In The Works For April
While no details have been released just yet, head of CBS daytime executive Angela McDaniel has stated that the series is currently working on a way to feature Neil Winters in upcoming episodes along with a tribute to the actor.
Today and every day we remember an unforgettable member of the #YR family. From his time in Genoa City to the moments behind-the-scenes on set, Kristoff St. John will always be in our hearts. ❤️ Please join us in sending love to the incredible man behind Neil Winters. pic.twitter.com/9QrLzhCQPs
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) February 8, 2019
McDaniel wrote on social media, “His legacy will forever live on in his portrayal of Neil Winters on ‘The Young and The Restless’. Scripts are written months in advance, so a storyline will begin airing on Y&R in late April as a tribute to Kristoff and his beloved character, Neil. In the meantime, there will be a special moment for Kristoff at the end of the episode this Friday, February 8th. Thank you for sharing all of your touching memories, personal photos and incredible moments during this heartbreaking time.”
Unfortunately, Neil Winters has not had much of a storyline these last several weeks, although he has been around to help support his troubled family. The actor’s final scene on The Young and the Restless aired on Wednesday. The CBS network encouraged many social media fans to share their photos of the actor as a special tribute to the talented daytime television star. It’s without a doubt that Kristoff St. John will definitely be missed on the show. A lot of fans appreciated his love story with Drucilla Winters (played by actress Victoria Rowell) over the years.
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