Shemar Moore Posts Tribute To 'Young And The Restless' Co-Star Kristoff St. John

By now you may have heard the tragic news that 52-year-old Kristoff St. John has passed away.

Fans and friends have been sending their condolences, including his former co-star, Shemar Moore.

Kristoff St. John has been starring on "The Young And The Restless" since 1991.

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For 27 years he played Neil Winters.

His final episode will air on Wednesday, February 6th.

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From 1994 until 2005, Shemar Moore also starred on the show.

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Obviously, the two grew really close over the years, and Kristoff's passing was devastating for Shemar.

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He took to Instagram to share several tributes to his former co-star and friend.

The first was an emotional video, where he held back tears and really spoke from the heart.

"I lost my brother yesterday. I never had a brother but you were my brother," he said.

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He made it clear in his first video that he was going to celebrate Kristoff, and all of his accomplishments.

He shared a throwback photo from Soap Opera Digest.

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"YOU showed me the way....I'll do the rest," he captioned the next photo of the two.

It's nice to see that Shemar is choosing to celebrate Kristoff the way he is.

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He wrote that Kristoff was the "most popular, Iconic, African American Soap Star EVER."

"He EARNED IT," Shemar wrote.

Over the course of his career, Kristoff earned nine Daytime Emmy nominations for his role.

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"This ain't goodbye brother... Watch me make you proud!!" he wrote in another post.

Shemar wrote that Kristoff will "go chill out" and that he was going to carry the torch from now on.

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Such a sweet tribute.

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It can't be easy losing somebody so close, at such a young age.

Our thoughts are with Kristoff's friends and family.

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