Life Imitates Life on ‘The Young and the Restless’

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As previously reported, CBS’ “” will honor the life of Katherine Chancellor on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, when the soap opera pays tribute to the character and her portrayer, , in a two-part memorial service.

Per a website dedicated to the character, Katherine died on Thursday, August 1 after a short illness. Cooper died on Wednesday, May 8, also from a brief illness. Fan favorites (Christine), (Nina Webster), Beau Kazer (Brock Reynolds), (Amber Moore), (Gina Roma) and (Danny Romalotti) will return for the service along with Cooper’s real-life son, , who will reprise his role as Father Todd. The character will preside over Katherine’s service. Damian will perform “That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You,” the song that aired in the tribute episode dedicated to Cooper in May.

“It’s time for the characters of Genoa City to say their goodbyes to Katherine, and while it’s heartbreaking for everyone involved, we hope our viewers will find it a fitting tribute to both an irreplaceable character and the amazing woman who portrayed her,” said Y&R Executive Producer . “Katherine had some final surprises up her sleeve that will be revealed at the service and we think everyone will come away with smiles on their faces.”