Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John passed earlier this year, but the daytime soap actor is being remembered again as fans of the show learn the fate of his character Neil Winters. In an episode airing this week, it was revealed that his character has also passed, and PEOPLE further reports that many of the show's characters will appear to pay their respects to St. John's small-screen persona.
Additionally, a special tribute episode of Young and the Restless will air next week with cast members honoring the late actor, along with clips of him from his nearly 30 years on the series.
Ahead of next week's special, Eileen Davidson, who acted alongside St. John on Y&R, remembered her late co-star, writing on Twitter: "I’ve cried a million tears this week... love you [Kristoff St. John]."
Earlier this year, Eileen paid tribute to St. John at the time of his passing as "a loving kind generous sweet hilarious gifted human. He left an indelible mark on all who were blessed to know him. I am so grateful to have been able to work with him and laugh with him. My deepest condolences go out to his family and especially his children, who I know he loves so much.”
In addition to working with Eileen, St. John also acted alongside another Real Housewives alum, The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Fields, who paid tribute to him at the time of his death as a "wonderful, wonderful actor and really great human being."