By Tim Kenneally
“The Young and the Restless” will pay tribute to deceased series star Jeanne Cooper during a multi-episode arc dealing with the death of her beloved character, Katherine Chancellor, the network said Thursday.
According to CBS, in a series of episodes starting Friday, Chancellor’s loved ones will be sent postcards, asking them to gather at the Chancellor Estate.
Once assembled, they learn that (SPOILER ALERT — DEFINITELY STOP READING HERE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW) Chancellor passed away while vacationing with her husband Murphy (played by Michael Fairman).
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“Young and the Restless” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps said that the extended departure for Chancellor will also offer fans the opportunity to pay tribute to Cooper.
“In the coming weeks, Katherine’s memory will be honored in several very special ways that allow us to pay tribute to Jeanne in the remarkable manner she deserves,” Phelps said. “It is an extraordinary story that will bring the residents of Genoa City together to remember this woman they all loved.”
Cooper, who played Chancellor on the soap for nearly 40 years and was the series’ longest-running cast member, died in May. She was 84.