Kristoff St. John's Autopsy Completed, Cause of Death Deferred Pending Toxicology Results
Kristoff St. John died Sunday after a possible alcohol overdose, police said
The autopsy of soap star Kristoff St. John has been completed, PEOPLE confirms.
According to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, the autopsy was done Monday and a cause of death has been deferred pending additional results. The Blast reports that this includes a toxicology report.
The Young and the Restless star died Sunday at age 52. The coroner’s office previously confirmed to PEOPLE that St. John was found dead at a home in Woodland Hills. He was pronounced deceased at 4:02 p.m.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a death investigation took place at around 2:05 p.m. for a possible alcohol overdose at the 2300 block of Morea Way. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, the actor’s body was found after one of his friends went to check on him at his home.
The actor’s lawyer Mark Geragos addressed his death on Twitter, writing: “Few men had the unique strength, courage & sensitivity that @kristoffstjohn1 lived every single minute of every day. He impacted everyone he met and millions who he inspired and in turn admired him. On behalf of @MiaStJohnBoxer & @TheStJohnFamily thank you for all of your love.”
St. John’s death came two weeks after he mourned the loss of his son Julian with ex-wife Mia St. John. Julian, who struggled with mental illness, died by suicide four years ago at age 24. On Jan. 21, St. John retweeted someone’s post about losing a child that reads, “Grieving the loss of a child is a process. It begins on the day your child passes, and ends the day the parent joins them.”
“Never a truer word was spoke,” St. John tweeted. “Thanks for posting this.”
In 2017, St. John, who has played Neil Winters on CBS’ The Young and the Restless since 1991, underwent psychiatric treatment after a reported scare regarding his mental health. According to TMZ, he threatened to kill himself with a gun and was placed under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.
Mia, 51, addressed St. John’s death on Monday in a since-deleted tweet obtained by TMZ, writing: “THAT HOSPITAL KILLED OUR SON @TheArtofJulian THEN MY HUSBAND @kristoffstjohn1 THATS WHAT HAPPENED! THEY KILLED MY FAMILY.”
St. John is survived by his fiancée, Kseniya Mikhaleva, as well as daughter Paris with Mia and daughter Lola with ex-wife Allana Nadal.