During the in memoriam segment of the “20th Screen Actors Guild Awards,” which aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, the actor’s union remembered those we lost in the past year. In addition to such greats as James Gandolfini and Peter O’Toole, “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Bonnie Franklin (Sister Celeste) and Paul Walker (ex-Brandon Collins) were remembered. Franklin died on Friday, March 1, 2013 from complications of pancreatic cancer, Cooper died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 after battling a long illness, while Walker died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 following an explosive car accident.
Patrick Swayze died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. The fatal disease took the life of Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2011. Even Bonnie Franklin, who guest-starred on “The Young and the Restless” as Sister Celeste just last year lost her battle with the deadly cancer in March. And Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), having lost his uncle several years ago to the very same affliction, is speaking up once again to let the world know that it’s time we put a stop to the horrific and painful cancer that claims the lives of nearly 40,000 people each year.
On Sunday, October 27, the star will be hosting The 16th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge, a charity race that benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. This is the actor’s sixth year as host for the event, which is one of Southern California’s largest and most popular charity races, and he’s more dedicated than ever to help find a cure for the fatal disease.