On Tuesday, May 28, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will air a special tribute episode honoring the life of the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor). Cast members, friends and family of the beloved actress will gather on set next week to shoot a celebration of the life of Cooper, who passed away this week at the age of 84. Cooper, who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, was the show’s longest-running cast member.

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

“Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. “The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience who loved her as much as we did.”

As part of the tribute episode, cast members will share their favorite memories of working with Cooper, along with personal recollections of their friendships with her. Additionally, interviews with Cooper from the show’s recent 40th anniversary and classic clips of her years on the daytime drama will be included.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fefe35 Felicia Polin Pennisi Musico

    RIP Jeanne u are the one the only dutches mrs,C your are a icon that cannot be replaced i love ya mrs c xoxoxoo

  • Viki

    Wonderful idea. Thank you CBS for giving the fans a tribute to our Mrs.C. Those of us who.have watched since day1 of Y&R will have a final chance to say good bye.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shicks5562 Sharon Stephens Hicks

    what was the cause of death? RIP Jeanne Cooper

    • Annette

      Jeanne’s son Corbin posted on facebook that she passed quietly in her sleep. She was initially hospitalized for a fever and infection.

  • Annette

    I’m very pleased that they are doing a tribute show for Jeanne…She deserves it and so do her many fans. We all need this to help us heal from this loss and give us some degree of closure. I’m sure that I speak for us all when I say that she was part of our lives, because we invited her into our hearts and homes for so many years. Jeanne Cooper will be dearly missed for a long long time.

  • Rich

    I think this is a tribute to the actress, not Katherine. I believe that will come a little later.