What Kristoff St. John’s Autopsy Report Revealed About His Final Days

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

A coroner's report released Tuesday lists "hypertrophic heart disease" as the cause of the 52-year-old's death on February 4 at his home in Los Angeles.

Heavy alcohol use along with a congenital artery problem contributed to St. John's death, the report said.

While the cause of death for the Young and the Restless actor has been categorized as an accident because of "hypertrophic heart disease ... and effects of ethanol", according to the Los Angeles coroner's office, it was also revealed that the two-time Daytime Emmy Award victor had been released from a mental health hospital just two days prior to his passing.

TMZ additionally reports that his passing is categorized as "accidental" as, according to the coroner's analysis, the disease makes it hard for the heart to pump blood and "often goes undiagnosed".

"Extra" recently spoke with his ex-wife Mia St. John, who opened up about their last phone call.

"The decedent had been admitted to Las Encinas Mental Health Hospital in Pasadena on 01/26/2019 for threatening to hurt himself and alcohol abuse".

And the report also revealed the veteran soap actor had spend time in a mental health hospital days before he passed away.

"He was released from a mental health hospital on 02/01/2019 following a 72-hour hold. No trauma is noted and no foul play is suspected in this case". One of the actor's friends found his body when they went to check on him at the residence.

Earlier this month, Kristoff was laid to rest at the Calvary Community Church in Westlake, California, next to his son Julian, who took his own life in 2014 aged just 24.

The actor had struggled with mental health issues in the past, and not long before he died, his final social media posts looked back on his son's death. His death was "accidental", brought on by an alcohol overdose.