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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