Kristoff St John, who played Neil Winters on The Young & The Restless, was found dead inside his Los Angeles home.

Police say that they were called to his home by friends - who went to Kristoff's house to check on him. The friends say they were worried about him.

The friends claim they found Kristoff at home unconscious, and they called police and paramedics - who pronounced the actor dead on the scene.

The early reports say that there was no sign of foul play, according to TMZ. But the website is reporting that one source told them that "alcohol might have played a role".

Kristoff won 9 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and 10 NAACP Image Awards for his work on Young & The Restless.

Here's more from TMZ:

Kristoff has a tragic and troubled history with suicide. He and his ex-wife, boxer Mia St. John, lost their son, Julian, when he took his own life in 2014, while getting treatment at a mental health facility. Mia and Kristoff sued the facility for negligence. The suit was eventually settled.

In 2017, around the anniversary of Julian's suicide, Kristoff threatened to kill himself with a gun. Cops placed him under a 72-hour hold for psychiatric evaluation.