jeanne cooper*Soap star Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine Chancellor for over 40 years on the CBS drama “The Young and the Restless” has died. She was 84. As of this posting, no cause of death has been stated.

Her son, Corbin Bernsen, made the announcement on his Facebook page:

“My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep. I was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time. Reminder to self – time is a precious thing,” Bernsen wrote. “I too am at peace however. I said my goodbyes several times over during the last few weeks. I’ll go one last time now for a gentle kiss a final farewell for this lifetime.”

Cooper has received 10 Daytime Emmy nominations, nine for Outstanding Lead Actress and one for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and two Primetime Emmy nominations. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmys in 2004.

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