Kristoff St. John's Cause of Death Revealed

Carla Harmon
March 20, 2019

Other "significant conditions" were the effects of ethanol and myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

His death was categorized as accidental, and hypertrophic heart disease is listed as St. John's official cause of death.

The actor was found dead February 3 at his home in the Woodland Hills area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.


Three days earlier, St. John had been released from a mental health hospital where he had been admitted for alcohol abuse and threatening self-harm, according to the report.

St. John won 10 NAACP Image Awards during his esteemed career.

The show's storyline addresses St. John's sudden and tragic death and begins on April 23 when Neil's loved ones learn of his unexpected death.


Past stars of the soap opera including Shemar Moore and Victoria Rowell will reprise their roles for a week-long plot line honoring St. John's life and his role of Neil Winters on the long-running show. The family later sued the treatment center, alleging negligence, and the suit was settled, according to TMZ. At the time, Mia said reporting about her ex-husband's "incident" were "inaccurate". The death of our beloved son, Julian, has taken a toll on both of us. She tearfully opened up about the last conversation she had with her good friend. "He is an actor and while he may appear whole on the outside, his heart is broken", she told Entertainment Tonight at the time.

She did not elaborate further but asked fans for prayers and support.

Mia St. John and Kristoff St. John in an Instagram photo posted January 11, 2019.


He had become engaged to model Kseniya Mikhaleva in September. He also has two daughters, who survive their father.

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