‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) Gets Emotional As She Remembers Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters)

‘Young and the Restless’ spoilers relate that he might be gone, but he will never be forgotten. The Young and the Restless actress Melody Thomas Scott tearfully remembered her good friend and fellow co-star Kristoff St. John during a segment on The Talk. The actor, who was best known for his role as Neil Winters on the highly-rated CBS soap, unexpectedly passed away in his home near Los Angeles, California earlier this month. The cause for his death is still unknown.

‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) Gets Emotional As She Remembers Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters)

Speaking to the talk show panel, Melody admitted that she feels the need to “remain stoic” about Kristoff’s death, simply because she still has so many episodes of The Young and the Restless that need to be filmed. Even though she feels utterly heartbroken over the lost, she’s trying to contain her emotions for now.

“I couldn’t, we still had shows to shoot, and I had to remain stoic. I said backstage, when I come out and anybody asks me, I’m going to remain stoic,” a tearful Scott said, according to People Magazine.

Now, that doesn’t mean that Melody Scott Thomas isn’t mourning Kristoff’s death. Instead, she’s just trying to get through every day at work without breaking down over his loss. The actress adds that Kristoff St. John was a beautiful friend and human being who touched the lives of every single person that he met. She also says that she misses his presence on the soap everyday.

“I adored him. We all adored him. There was something very unique and magical about him. He would just draw you into his wonderful world. And all of his bear hugs, I can’t believe I’ll never get a bear hug,” added the actress, who’s celebrating her 40th anniversary of playing her character Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless.

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