‘The Young And The Restless’ Star Jeanne Cooper Dead At 84

Wed, May 8, 2013 4:43pm EST by 4 Comments
Jeanne Cooper Dead

The actress, who starred on the popular soap opera for more than three decades, died of an ‘infection.’

The world has lost a major soap opera icon. Jeanne Cooper, who won a Daytime Emmy for playing Katherine Chancellor on CBS’ The Young And The Restless, died May 8.

Jeanne’s son Corbin Bernsen — who also appeared on The Young And The Restless — broke the sad news to his followers on Twitter.

“Mom passed this morning,” Corbin tweeted May 8. “She was in peace and without fear. U all have been incredible in your love. In her name share it 2 day with others.”

HollywoodLifers, were you a fan of Jeanne’s work? Drop a comment below with your reaction to this sad news.

WATCH: Jeanne Cooper Talks Playing Katherine Chancellor

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Posted at 6:20 PM on May 8, 2013  

RIP. She was a wonderful actress. It feels like losing someone from our own family :(

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Soapfarn for 32 years

Posted at 5:57 PM on May 8, 2013  

She was the most refreshingly honest character in all of the networks’ soaps! She aged normally…no one aged her children without aging her character. Quite a contract to the current storyline on Bold and Beautiful’s Brooke Logan, who had her last “baby,” Hope, when her other daughter, Bridget was 19 years old and Bridget had an OLDER brother, Rick. Brooke may be the only person in soap opera history to have children aged 42, 39, a third of unknown age, and now a coming baby. What a FERTILE female…. They can’t pretend she gave birth as a teenager because we all watched her take her first post-college job at Forrester, chase Ridge for a year or so, then marry his father, Eric, and THEN START HAVING CHILDREN.

Has there been such a late-in-life pregnancy ever in the world?!o

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Posted at 5:51 PM on May 8, 2013  

The Young and the Restless will never be the same. My condolences to the family of Jeanne Cooper. If the Y&R tries to replace Jeanne, it still will not be the same as our Jeanne. I have watched her and Jill for many years. I am sure that the cast of Y&R are also hurting the same as her viewers are too. What a fabulous lady! Now watch the ratings go down. Such a great loss.

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Posted at 7:40 PM on May 8, 2013  

I do want to send my condolence too. I have watch the show since I was a little girl. with my mom who is now up in heaven with her Father.

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