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The star "Young and Restless" Christoph St John was found dead at age 52. Police suspect he died of an overdose.
USA TODAY

Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story has distorted the role of alcohol in the death of actor Christophe Saint John, who has disappeared from a heart disease in the LA office coroner office. Christophe St John's death is the result of hypertrophic heart disease, according to an autopsy report from USA Today Tuesday. The mentioned alcohol is also a factor, but not the main reason. John, who spent almost three decades with Neil Winters at CBS Young and Restless, was found dead at his Woods Hill home in Los Angeles on February 3.

The document lists the way of death as an accident and cites hypertrophic heart disease, abnormal thickening of the heart muscle as a major cause of John's death.

Also known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the disease can make it difficult for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body. According to the Mayo Clinic, the condition often remains undiagnosed, as there are few symptoms, but some patients may have breathing problems or abnormal heart rhythms known as arrhythmias. – the medicines Nordiazepam and Librium (chlordiazepoxide).

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