i remember my mother was obsessed with “young and the restless”.
as a cub,
i’d remember her watching that soap every chance she got.
she would even set the vcr to record so she’d watch it at night.
because of this,
i remembered “neil winters” very well.
he was played by the soap legend,
kristoff st. john…
i know he was married to drucilla,
who was played by victoria rowell.
i never really watched the show all like that,
but i remember the relationship with dru.
they were like the most famous black couple in the soap opera world.
i remember when dru cheated on neil with shemar moore’s character.
shemar is another one who made me realize i was gay.
i remember the episide when she first slept with him.
well kristoff shocked the world with his passing away today.
he was 52 and still very young.
he left behind quite the legacy in “young and the restless” tho.
he hasn’t been the same since his son took his own life.
i had to wonder if that played a part in his sudden death today?
he will always be remembered as “neil winters”.
i hope he’s able to rest peacefully.
if my mother was alive,
i’m sure she would have bawled.