"The Young and the Restless" has announced they will have a tribute for Kristoff St. John on Wednesday's episode. The last air date for his character, Neil Winters, will be Friday. St. John was found dead by a friend in his home on Sunday. The world of daytime drama is in shock and the Y&R cast is devastated that this talented actor is no longer with them. The man who portrayed Neil Winters had not been on screen in quite a while due to checking himself into a mental health facility. He was on camera briefly last week to offer wisdom to his family and will be missed by cast crew, the soap world, and his fans.

Y&R tribute to Kristoff on Wednesday

Celeb Dirty Laundry reported that "Y&R" fans desire a proper sendoff for the man who portrayed Neil Winters. The spoiler speculated that the show would have a spectacular funeral. The daytime drama's Facebook page, however, indicates that a tribute will be done for Kristoff St. John on Wednesday and that Friday, fans will see the actor's final taped scenes.

This seems to indicate that the powers that be at "The Young and the Restless" are not wanting to drag things out. The shock of Kristoff St. John's untimely death has hit the world of daytime drama pretty hard. Soap Dirt reports that in addition to the cast from Genoa City, other soap stars are sharing how much the man who portrayed Neil Winters meant to them.

St. John mourned by colleagues and fans

Daniel Goddard who is St. John's on-screen son in law said the two used to tell each other jokes on a regular basis and had a great relationship. Eric Braeden, (Victor Newman) and Doug Davidson (the former Paul Williams), said they truly enjoyed working with Kristoff. Soap veterans Tyler Christopher and Jaclyn Woods also spoke highly of the actor and expressed their sadness that he is now gone.

The fact that "The Young and the Restless" will pay tribute to Kristoff St.John on Wednesday just two days before his final scenes speaks volumes. This most likely indicates that they want fans, cast, and crew to have closure and will not be having a big funeral service later in Genoa City. They may have Neil Winters decide to leave town, perhaps even to reunite with Asley.

Be on the lookout for breaking news and spoiler alerts to update what comes next on "Y&R" regarding the final farewell to Neil Winters. No matter how they handle it, the loss of this beloved actor will be felt by all who loved him and his work for quite some time.