Jeanne Cooper Dies; Soap Opera Star was 84

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Jeanne Cooper, a soap opera star best known for her long-running role on The Young and the Restless, passed away this morning from an undisclosed illness.

She was 84 years old.

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Cooper had spent a lot of time in the hospital over the past few weeks and her oldest son, actor Corbin Bernsen, confirmed the sad news today on Twitter.

“She was in peace and without fear," he wrote. "You all have been incredible in your love. In her name, share it today with others.”

Cooper starred on The Young and the Restless for four decades, portraying Katherine Chandler, a character who crossed over a couple times to The Bold and the Beautiful.

Overall, the actress collected 10 Daytime Emmy nominations, winning once in 2008 after earning a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. She also earned a pair of Primetime Emmy nominations.

Cooper is survived by her three children, Corbin, Colin and Caren. We send our thoughts to her family and loved ones.

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I grew up watching her on the young and Restless. She is a awsome person and our prayers go out to the family and freinds. She will be missed.Very Loved:

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i have watched her when she has started with the young and the restless started .she is just not a actress to me she has been like family watching her all these years .my prayers are so with her family.

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I have read many different stories today regarding Mrs. Cooper. I really hope this isn't true, but if so, my thought and prayers go out to the family. She was wonderful as an actress.

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Jeanne was a beautiful woman I've watched the young and restless for years and felt I knew her personally. She will truely be missed, just know that God has something greater for her in heaven.

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Such a great lady, such a great loss, Y & R will miss her, I will too, RIP pretty lady.

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What a fabulous, fierce, stalwart, real woman this lady was. I loved her even when I hated her. Go with God my dear.

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Sorry for your loss we will miss her on the young and the restless R.I P sweet lady

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Ummm it's CHANCELLOR!

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Her character was Katherine Chancellor, not Chandler!