Jeanne Cooper, Young and the Restless Veteran, Dies at 84

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Jeanne Cooper, best known for her 40-year run as Katherine Chandler on The Young and the Restless, has passed away. She was 84 years old.

The actress' death was confirmed by her son, Psych's Corbin Bernsen, who Tweeted: "Mom passed this morning. She was in peace and without fear. U all have been incredible in your love. In her name share it 2 day with others."

Jeanne Cooper photograph

Cooper had been in and out of the hospital over the last few weeks, dealing with an undisclosed illness.

She'll forever be remembered for her role on the aforementioned daytime drama, although her career started in the 1950s with The Redhead from Wyoming. She also appeared on such programs as The Adventures of Kit Carson, Cheyenne, and Perry Mason.

The veteran star was nominated by 10 Daytime Emmys in her career and was nominated for two Primetime Emmys as well.

She survived by her three children, Corbin, Colin and Caren and we send our best wishes to her friends and loved ones.

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I hope they replace her with Michael Learned like they did last year. Miss Learned is no Jeanne Cooper, but at least that will keep the character on the show. I hate for them to have to kill off Katherine.


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so sad my heart goes out to Jeanne's family. you will be missed on Y&R


She was the Queen of daytime and she will be missed by so many. My heart is broken. My deepest sympathy to her family.


I am so sad. She was the very best.


I adored her sooo much. I am hearbroken. She will be sooo missed.


My heart goes out to her family and her extended family at the Y & R. The show will not be the same without her. I grew up watching Mrs C for the last 30 years. I will miss seeing her in my livingroom everyday!! You will be sadly missed!! RIP Mrs C!


R.I.P. Dutches!


R.I.P Miss.C


So sorry to hear about Miss C, Y&R will not be the same. My prayers go out to the family...