The Young and the Restless fans have already witnessed the final exchange between mortal enemies/eternal soulmates Kay Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper) and Jill Foster (Jess Walton). According to Y&R scribe Brent Boyd, Cooper's last scene as Kay was the character ascending the Chancellor stairwell during the May 3 episode. Tweeted Boyd:
The Bold and the Beautiful showrunner Brad Bell got his start in showbiz writing for his father, the late Bill Bell, for characters like Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) on The Young and the Restless. It's for this reason, and many more, the passing of Cooper has to be a trying, poignant time for Bell and his entire family.
Bell released a statement earlier today on the passing of his family friend and colleague: "Jeanne Cooper - A genuine person, gifted performer, good friend to all. Never before and never again. A true artist and legend. She will be missed. My thoughts and my love are with her family. – Bradley Bell – Executive Producer and Head Writer, The Bold and the Beautiful." READ MORE
Many members of the cast and crew of CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express their feelings over the passing of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine). Below are a few of their posts. We will be adding more as the day goes on.
Michael (Christian LeBlanc) stopped by Cricket's (Lauralee Bell) office, where he found Paul (Doug Davidson). Michael told Paul he'd moved out of the home he shared with Lauren (Tracey Bregman) and Fen (Max Ehrich), in an effort to save his marriage.
Michael received a call from Fen's school, telling him the troubled teen was skipping school. Michael headed home, where he found his son passed out on the couch in their royally trashed living room
Meanwhile, Lauren (Tracey Bregman) woke up looking like a kitten who'd spent all night lapping up a warm bowl of cream. Moments later, Carmine (Marco Dapper) arrived with a breakfast of chocolate covered strawberries. READ MORE