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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Will miss this grand lady from the old westerns ,to the Duchess on Y&R. R.I.P. & prayers to all her family & friends!

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My prayers are with her family and friends. We love you Jeanne. We will miss you so much!!!!

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What a say day she will be missed she was love by so many

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What a GRAND LADY she was!! RIP, Jeanne, we will miss you!!

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She was Katherine CHANCELLOR, not Chandler. I totally grew up watching Y&R - she was like the cool, feisty grandmother I always wanted. RIP Duchess.

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She will sadly be missed so sad to hear

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my prayers are with the family and friends she was a wonderful woman to watch on my favorite soap it will be very hard to watch without her

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This lady will be so missed Watched this soap since it started. May she rest in peace and my sincerest sympathy to the family.

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My deepest sympathy to her family, friends and her y&r family. Y&R just won't be the same...

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My prayers and thought's are with the family Y&R will not be the same RIP MRS C