How did Neil Winters die on the Young and the Restless? Cause of death

Caption : Kristoff St. John has passed away

Neil Winters' cause of death has finally been revealed! The Young and the Restless has revealed what happened to Neil Winters on April 24, 2019. The show will also be airing a tribute episode for Kristoff St. John on April 29. Read on to know the answer to how did Neil Winters die on the Young and the Restless.

What happened to Neil Winters on Y&R?

Neil Winters on Young and the Restless

Neil Winters's death was mentioned on the April 23 episode and a day later, Dr. Nate Hastings revealed the cause of death.

In a conversation with Lily Winters, he said, "From everything I've seen and heard, it sounds like massive stroke. It's possible he had high blood pressure and never even knew. That's why they call it the silent killer."

Devon finds Neil and is seen coming down the stairs crying. He shares the terrible news with other characters at the end of the episode.

In real life, Kristoff St. John's cause of death was revealed to be hypertrophic heart disease. He passed away on February 3 at the age of 52.

Meet the family of late Kristoff St. John!

Malcolm and Drucilla Winters return for tribute episode

shemar moore and victoria rowell

‘The Talk’ airing a special episode to honor late soap legend Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters)

After the death was confirmed, several former characters who were close to Neil returned on the show to pay their respects. Shemar Moore, who plays Malcolm Winters, appeared on April 25 and 26. 

Moore is also returning for the special tribute to Kristoff St. John on April 29. He will be joined by Victoria Rowell, who portrayed Neil's longtime lover, Drucilla Winters. Dru was killed off in 2007 after an altercation with Phyllis. She had a complicated relationship with Neil Winters. 

Eileen Davidson, Devon Hamilton, and Mishael Morgan are also set to appear for the tribute episode, that will commemorate Kristoff St. John's legacy.

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