The Young and the Restless is continuing to announce former cast members who are returning to honor the late Kristoff St. John (ex-Neil Winters), who passed away in February. The latest two joining the growing list of returning stars are Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia Dupree) and Angell Conwell (Leslie Michaelson).
Both actresses will be seen in the episode airing on Thursday, April 25, with Sofia and Leslie mourning the loss of Neil. Mitchell will also air on Friday, April 26.
As Soap Central previously reported, the CBS soap opera is dedicating a week of story to St. John. The emotional episodes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 23, followed by a non-scripted tribute episode that is scheduled to air on Monday, April 29.
The powers that be turned to St. John's real-life friend, actor Stan Shaw, to step in as the pastor who will lead the funeral for Neil Winters. In addition, viewers can look forward to appearances by Shemar Moore (Malcolm Winters), Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters), Mishael Morgan (Hilary Curtis), Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), and Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott).
Mitchell played the role of Sofia from 2010 to 2012, managing to call both St. John and Moore her on-screen hubbies in that short time. Meanwhile, Conwell played Leslie from 2010 to 2014, with a few return appearances in 2015 and 2016. As fans of the show may recall, Leslie was briefly engaged to Neil shortly before he began heavily drinking. She ultimately left Genoa City with the promise of a legal position in another town.
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