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Fans of “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) were kept in the loop about the actress’ illness and eventual passing by her son, Corbin Bernsen (“Psych”), and now the actor is set to speak out yet again on his mother’s tragic death.

WATCH: Tribute to Jeanne Cooper

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:16 PM EDT
On today's episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," cast members, family and friends gathered for a special tribute episode celebrating the life of Jeanne Cooper, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 84. Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, is the show’s longest-running cast member.
With the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards just a couple of weeks away, HLN has released a list of presenters slated to appear and hand over awards at the exciting award show ceremony. Betty White, Steve Harvey, Wayne Brady, Alex Trebek, Todd Newton, Bethany Frankel and Kris Jenner are included, with White and Brady presenting Monty Hall and Bob Stewart, respectively, with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.
As previously reported, CBS will air "The Young and the Restless: Tribute to Jeanne Cooper," in place of an original episode of "Y&R," on Tuesday, May 28. In a newly released clip, Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) says, "My favorite thing that Jeanne would do is on cue, cuss at Jess Walton [Jill Foster Abbott]," He added, "...I would get Jeanne to say things to Jess that would make a truck driver just freak out."

Jeanne Cooper Tribute Teaser Released

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:41 PM EDT
After the news that “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) passed away earlier this month, the long running sudser announced plans to air a tribute episode to honor the soap veteran’s 40 years on the show. Cast members, friends and family gathered on the set last week to film the special tribute (which is scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 28), and an official teaser trailer has been released!
In a statement released just a short time ago, Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," said, "JEANNE COOPER: respected colleague, industry icon, woman of passion and grandeur; most important, beloved friend. She was a shining beacon. Her love was unexpendable, and was given freely to all, from fans to great celebrities. She was not jaded by success, nor impressed by wealth and fame. Her crowning glory was her family: her children Corbin, Collin and Caren and her grandchildren, whom she adored, and all of whom adored her in return. Her presence resonated in the lives of all those around her. Through her personal and professional journey, she saved hundreds, possibly thousands, from the depths of alcoholism. She embodied compassion and forgiveness. No daytime icon has ever been more influential in the lives of millions. She will be terribly missed, but her light will shine on forever. May angels guide you on your journey, dear Jeanne. I will love you forever."