It is with a heavy heart that I write this article today Our beloved kristoff St. John has lost his dear son Julian. On November 23rd Kristoff’s 25-year-old son Julian, who had been battling mental illness and addiction for years passed away., Julian was was an incredibly talented artist who will be missed dearly and Kristoff and Mia, will never be the same again. the loss of a child, no matter the age is a hurt that lives on forever.
Julian St. John was described as eccentric, complex and flamboyant. He suffered from severe depression for most of his life and battled addiction. Art became his way to tell his story of of his feelings of despair which led to his heartfelt art.
Julian’s mother, Mia St. John tweeted her feelings of loss and heartache on November 28th in which she shared: “On November 23rd Kristoff St. John and I lost our beautiful son, Julian St John. Our son was the light of our lives, an artist with a beautiful mind and spirit. He fought long and hard against an illness for which there is no cure. Unfortunately the pain became too great for him and I dare not say he lost the battle–he simply chose to set himself free. My fight for mental health will continue. They may not find a cure in my lifetime, but we can try and prevent the loss of another beautiful soul.
Funeral services will be held on December 5th, Julian’s birthday. Following services, there will be a reception and art exhibit from Julian’s final collection http://theartofjulian.com/
Words cannot express the feelings we have for our dear Kristoff and Mia. Our hearts and our prayers are with them both and with Julian who will be remembered for his stunning art.