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Y&R: RIP Kristoff St John

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What can I say that hasn't been said already?  This is a terrible, tragic loss -- for Y&R, for its' cast and crew, for its' fans and for everyone who knew and loved him.  No matter how I felt about Neil Winters or KSJ, I never denied the impact both made on viewers, and on African-American viewers in particular.

 

Like everyone else, I'm praying that his soul is at peace, and that he has been reunited with his beloved son.

 

26 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 I can't imagine the pain of losing a child, especially the way this loss happened, and having to do so in the glare of the public eye.

 

I think that had to be the toughest part about his ordeal -- not just losing his child, which is devastating in and of itself, but the fact that he had to grieve for that loss in public.  

 

I realize this might be too soon, but I think Y&R would be foolish to recast or kill off Neil, especially in light of today's news.  When Brenda Benet (ex-Lee, DAYS) committed suicide, the writers wisely wrote her character out of Salem and had her leave a note to Renee explaining her abrupt departure.  Y&R should do the same for Neil: just have him leave town for some reason, with others explaining he's starting a new life away from GC.  Just keep that character alive, but offscreen.

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I had to do a double take when I first saw the news trending on Twitter. Like, wow.

 

He was a magnificent actor. RIP. 

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It's strange, but it feels as if we're losing more and more of this once-great show (and genre).

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Just now, Khan said:

It's strange, but it feels as if we're losing more and more of this once-great show (and genre).

 

It's not strange at all.  I feel it too.

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45 minutes ago, Khan said:

What can I say that hasn't been said already?  This is a terrible, tragic loss -- for Y&R, for its' cast and crew, for its' fans and for everyone who knew and loved him.  No matter how I felt about Neil Winters or KSJ, I never denied the impact both made on viewers, and on African-American viewers in particular.

 

Like everyone else, I'm praying that his soul is at peace, and that he has been reunited with his beloved son.

 

 

I think that had to be the toughest part about his ordeal -- not just losing his child, which is devastating in and of itself, but the fact that he had to grieve for that loss in public.  

 

I realize this might be too soon, but I think Y&R would be foolish to recast or kill off Neil, especially in light of today's news.  When Brenda Benet (ex-Lee, DAYS) committed suicide, the writers wisely wrote her character out of Salem and had her leave a note to Renee explaining her abrupt departure.  Y&R should do the same for Neil: just have him leave town for some reason, with others explaining he's starting a new life away from GC.  Just keep that character alive, but offscreen.

 

I don't think KSJ committed suicide. 

 

It's definitely too soon  but since you brought it up I disagree on your stance. KSJ and Neil deserve a story exit. He's meant too much to the show and fans over the years. Let the fans mourn the character through story. 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, ajsp35801 said:

 

It's definitely too soon  but since you brought it up I disagree on your stance. KSJ and Neil deserve a story exit. He's meant too much to the show and fans over the years. Let the fans mourn the character through story. 

 

 

 

 

Viola :wub: is love. 

 

I agree that his death should be addressed with Neil passing. We're living in a different time than the DAYS of Brenda Benet. 

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Yeah, he needs a send-off definitely. This outpouring demands at least that. The tributes are very inspiring. Sometimes tributes veer into the hagiographic, but these feel absolutely genuine.

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