The official Twitter account of “The Young and the Restless” has released a statement regarding the untimely passing of Kristoff St. John, who was found dead in his home on Sunday (Feb 3).

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Kristoff was a staple of the hit soap opera for 27 years. They noted along with the official statement:

Kristoff will forever be in our hearts. Thank You to everyone for your kind words and condolences. You meant the world to him.

Read the full statement below:

Celebrities also took to social media to react and mourn Kristoff’s passing.

See a few posts below.

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A post shared by Dondré T. Whitfield (@alldondre)

Rest in peace, Kristoff.