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Kristoff St. John Cause of Death Determined to be Heart Disease Caused by Alcohol Abuse

The Blast logo The Blast 3/19/2019 Gary Trock
Kristoff St. John wearing a suit and tie: Getty © Kristoff St. John Getty

Soap star Kristoff St. John died accidentally after his ongoing struggles with alcohol abuse contributed to heart disease.

According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, St. John died from hypertrophic heart disease, but investigators noted his heart muscle had ”myocardial bridging,” and showed signs of alcohol abuse. The death is categorized as an accident.

As we reported, St. John died February on the day of the Super Bowl. The star was pronounced dead at his home after police responded to a possible alcohol overdose.

An autopsy was performed and St. John’s cause of death has been deferred until officials can get toxicology results.

The “Young and the Restless” star was laid to rest in a private memorial earlier this month and buried next to his son.


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