'Young and the Restless' honours Kristoff St. John, his work
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'Young and the Restless' honours Kristoff St. John, his work

CORRECTS CHARACTER NAME FROM MORGAN TO WINTERS - This image released by CBS shows Shemar Moore portraying Malcolm Winters during a funeral scene for the character Neil Winters, portrayed by the late actor Kristoff St. John, in the daytime series "The Young and the Restless." St. John, who died at age 52 in February of heart disease, helped cement the prominence of major African-American characters in the traditionally white soap opera world. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)

LOS ANGELES — CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is paying tribute this week to its late star, Kristoff St. John.

The actor played Neil Winters on the daytime serial for nearly 28 years. St. John died at age 52 last February of heart disease.

During a four-episode story arc airing Tuesday through Friday, Neil’s friends and family gather in fictional Genoa City to remember the businessman’s full life.

Shemar Moore returns to “The Young and the Restless” for two episodes as Malcolm Winters, Neil’s brother.

Other returning alumni include Christel Khalil and Eileen Davidson.

A special airing April 29 will honour St. John and his work with clips from the show and current and former cast member sharing memories of him.

Lynn Elber, The Associated Press

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