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Actress Victoria Rowell who played Kristoff St. John’s TV wife Drucilla Winters for 9 years on The Young and the Restless says that she’s mourning his death but grateful for his life. She issued a statement today about the longtime soap opera star’s untimely death this week.

“Kristoff was a joy. He lived for the day. He loved working in film, prime time and starring on “The Young and the Restless.” He cared about preserving the African American legacy on the show and not being pigeon-holed into a Black storyline. Obviously, we coveted the Black family on ‘Y&R,’ but we also coveted that we were crossovers. Proud we pulled in a huge audience, and a huge Black, female audience. We understood the gravity of what we were responsible for and he took that very seriously.  I shall forever cherish our private and professional time together. Now, is a time for reflection, to mourn his departure and celebrate his brilliance, permanently imprinted on my memory.”

Rowell also remembered him via her Instagram account, posting several pictures of the two of them over the past several years and sharing her memories.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Victoria Rowell Issues Statement On Kristoff St. John: ‘He Was A Joy’

  1. Arnett V Cooper on said:

    They were like Angie & Jesse Hubbard from All My Children but it’s heartbroken that Queen Victoria is not on YR because of how the producers did Her & now Brother Kristoff had passed unexpectedly He was the reason YR was worth watching other than Victor Newman & Ms Perry You’re confused regarding Katie Holmes it’s Brother Jamie Foxx not Brother Kristoff who’s involved with Katie Holmes

  2. Mr. & Mrs. Neil Winters played their parts with dignity and grace. It was as though you knew this couple. Watching these two kept you
    “eye-locked” on the TV. May Kristoff find the peace he has been seeking and see his son. Rest at peace💔

  3. Passing Through!! on said:

    The Young and the Restless.” He cared about preserving the African American legacy on the show and not being pigeon-holed into a Black storyline. Proud we pulled in a huge audience, and a huge Black, female audience. We understood the gravity of what we were responsible for and he took that very seriously
    ***
    So, he basically lived a black lie on screen to woo the black female audience while living his real soap opera life out at home with his white women. How did he preserve black legacy by breeding white babies? I even Victoria Rowell probably didn’t have a chance with kristoff. I bet if those black female viewers knew he wanted nothing to do with them those ratings would have been much lower. Jamie Fox hid his white women for years while playing black women out behind the scene. Now he’s 20 years in the game an Oscar under his belt he’s finally come out the closet with Katie (Tom Cruise left overs) Holmes. This is why I encourage black people to do your research before you put your support behind these black entertainers, all skin folks aren’t kin folks.

  4. They were great together. U could tell they really enjoyed working together. I missed their chemistry when Victoria left the show.

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