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Jill Farren Phelps, Angelica McDaniel, SONY, Corbin Bernsen Statements On The Passing of Y&R's Jeanne Cooper!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

There are so many tweets, posts, and statements coming in fast and furiously this afternoon at the passing of the legendary Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) of  The Young and the Restless!

Jeanne’s last boss, Jill Farren Phelps, Sony’s Steve Mosko, and CBS’ Angelica McDaniel, along with a family statement from Corbin Bernsen, have released their official statements and sentiments. We now share them with you!

Jill Farren Phelps, the executive producer of The Young and the Restless: “It is with immeasurable sadness and our deepest condolences to her family,  that The Young and the Restless mourns the loss of our beloved Jeanne Cooper.”

Angelica McDaniel Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime,  “Jeanne Cooper was a TV icon who touched millions and will live on in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television:  “Jeanne Cooper was a legend in daytime and a beloved member of our Y&R family.  She touched the lives of millions, who watched her every day over the past 40 years.  We send our sincerest condolences to her family as we also celebrate her wonderful life.”

Corbin Bernsen family statement: “A beacon of light guiding us all toward humanity, humility, and equality has been extinguished but a shimmer of it will always remain as reminder from her to us all of a kinder world that is here for us each to embrace feed and make flourish in a way her truest work has just begun for us to honor her vision and make that her legacy. One of the last great Broads in our business – Jeanne Cooper (84 years old) – Mom – is now stirring up trouble in great beyond.”

What are your thoughts this afternoon at the passing of this great lady of the soaps? There will never be another one like her!

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JANELLE
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JANELLE

So Sad, She will be missed!! May she rest in peace.

CHERYL EDMONDS
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CHERYL EDMONDS

IM SO SADDENED. THIS IS A VERY SAD TIME. I PRAY FOR HER FAMILY AND ALL FRIENDS. WE ALL LOVE HER DEARLY.

Anne
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Anne

Y&R will never be the same without Jeanne Cooper… she was a legend in her own right and a fantastic actress… she will be greatly missed by all who knew her… family and fans alike!! Praying for GOD to comfort her family in this sad time!!! We love you Mrs. C… R.I.P.

michael.guerrieri
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michael.guerrieri

Remember I told you she was not a good producer

Michael
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Michael

You can’t stop hating for one day and honor the memory of Jeanne Cooper?

jeff
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jeff

So sad I’m heartbroken to learn jeanne has passed away. rip. love you jeanne._

Jonathan
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Jonathan

I refute Soap Opera Digest’s immediate (and insensitive) reference to ‘Jeanne Cooper as ex-Katherine’; there will only ever be one Katherine, never to be replaced, only remembered, and forever missed. RIP Jeanne.

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Jeanne will be missed, I’ve watched Y&R since they came on, the show will never be the same without Katherine. God Bless her family

Joyce
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Joyce

she will be sadly missed. I have watched her since young and restless started. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family, friends and fans. R.I.P Mrs. C, Dutches

Vicki R
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Vicki R

So sad that Jeanne has passed. I will miss her on Y&R. My sympathy goes to all her family and friends. God Bless You

Laurinda Thomas
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Laurinda Thomas

My prayers are with her family and friends. I must say for most of my adult life she has been a part of it she will be missed

tasneem
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tasneem

I will forever miss Jeanne her last scenes broke me everytime she gave an actor advise about their lives in the characters they play her wise words always made me listen stand up and take not. I know we might be sad , but knowing she’s giving orders 2 the big guy upstairs let’s me feel the confort she is pain free xoxo <3 u Jeanne

Tammie Smith
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Tammie Smith

So saddened to hear of Mrs. C’s passing today had watched her on Y&R since the very beginning and I feel as though I lost a friend I watched daily on tv!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family as well as the Y&R family. She will truly be missed and noone could ever replace her on the show!! RIP Mrs. C!!!!!!

MJ
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MJ

Sail to the heavens Jeanne.

Charles
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Charles

We all.pray that she is now comforted in Gods eternal love and peace, may her family be comforted in their giief…pray for them……now and always…..may the Soap family at Y&R find comfort as they mourn, the Icon of Daytime, Jeanne Cooper……..I love her and honor her today, forever.

tracy wilson
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tracy wilson

that was my girl she made young and the restless she was the best in the business and the best that ever did it

JudiMD
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JudiMD

No words.

Julia S.
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Julia S.

I have been a fan of Y&R since the very beginning….why,I even played “hooky” every now and then to watch as a kid. I,among others will miss her greatly. And to reply to Jonathan…YES…THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE KATHERINE~in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers go out to her real family,friends, and fans worldwide. R.I.P. Jeanne/Katherine. I will miss you forever.

Michele OShell
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Michele OShell

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. C’s passing!! Have loved her from the very beginning! Such a classy “broad”!! I remember seeing her in an old Twilight Zone! Wasn’t watching the screen but I heard the voice and said that’s Mrs. C! I hope that Corbin will play Kaye’s theme song at her funeral….” I’m gonna live ’til I die”! I remember her singing this many times over the years. It was her mantra! And she did it her way!! She will be greatly missed by all. Jeanne and her family will be in my prayers and may… Read more »

Gayle Grindahl
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Gayle Grindahl

RIP you will be missed. CBS, Please DO NOT replace her. She dominated that role and no one can step into her shoes.

Penny
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Penny

so sad but she is free to fly with the angels in beautiful Heaven. RIP Mrs. C, you will be missed.

Baybie Scudder
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Baybie Scudder

So sad to hear about Jeanne Cooper’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her Y&R family as well! Jeanne may you rest in peace! Will be missing you!

Dawn
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Dawn

RIP Catherine, the Y & R will not be the same without you.

JG
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JG

Soooooooooooo sad, it is like a family member died.

Old Friend
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Old Friend

It’s a weird feeling. Started watching from the beginning when I was about 18. I feel like a member of my family or close friend is gone. RIP Jeanne, peace to the family, lucky to have a caring mom.

Karen
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Karen

You were a one of a kind. I grew up watching you on The young and the Restless and you WILL be missed Ms. Jeanne Cooper. My prayers to all of your family for they lost an amazing Women. R.I.P

heidi
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heidi

So sad… Jeanne you are already missed!!! I love what Corbin has been saying and what he said above. Thank you so much Jeanne for sharing your talent with us all of these years!!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and I love the notion of her stirring things up in the beyond!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

A legend. There are no words.

lisa
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lisa

words cannot express how much I loved and will always love Jeanne what an amazing lady so full of spunk,i will deeply miss seeing her great smile on the young and the restless,i have been watching the show for years and the show will never be the same without her,god bless Jeanne and her family peace be with you,lisa

Maureen
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Maureen

To the Bernsen Family…I am sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family and know that your mother and grandmother will be sadly missed by her fans and the others that just admired her. She was one of a kind and we will not see too many more like her. May she rest in peace and her family know that she is now in a far better place with the angels and she will be watching over her family every day! May God Bless all of you and comfort you in the coming days. My thoughts and prayers will… Read more »

kalamaty
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kalamaty

I was lucky enough to win an autographed copy of Jeanne’s book (from this website… thank you, Michael and Jeanne) and tonight that autograph and book is so powerful now as my family and I – who are 40 year viewers of the show – are absolutely heartbroken at such a tremendous loss. What an incredible human being that Jeanne was! Each and every one of her scenes was so heartfelt…. so visceral. It was as if we were in the same room with her; there was a connection. Her gift of communicating that special something with others was a… Read more »

Sharon
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Sharon

May she rest in peace . My prayers go out to her Family and Friends . She was a great actress and will be missed .

Nikki
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Nikki

I could not be more upset at the passing of this legend, this incredible woman. I grew up watching Jeanne bring the sass and heart of Katherine to my screen. She was beautiful inside and out and there will never be another one like her. I will be interested to see what Y&R does now, concerning Katherine. I would assume they will have her pass away, but they better give her the sendoff this character and Jeanne deserves. If ever, now is the time for Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith to pull their heads out of their asses and… Read more »

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Following a catastrophic brain injury from crashing her car into a home last week and suffering severe burns, actress Anne Heche has been declared brain-dead at the age of 53.

In a statement from a rep for Heche’s friends and family, they expressed: “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.  Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Heche is legally dead according to California law, although her heart is still beating she has not been taken off life support in order to allow for organ donations to take place and to find the right recipients.

 

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

The talented actress is best-known to soap opera fans for her Daytime Emmy-winning dual roles as twins, Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World.  She had two sons, Homer with her ex Coley Laffoon and Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper.

Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Heche’s stormy relationship with Ellen DeGeneres made headlines throughout her career, and today, DeGeneres shared: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”

Michael Fairman chatted with Anne back in 2020, in a memorable conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel touching upon her career start on Another World, being a champion for the LGBTQ community, her relationship with DeGeneres, the ups and down in her career, and her demons and childhood past.

You can watch the conversation below.

Now, share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances for Anne Heche via the comment section.

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According to family and friends of the motion picture and television star in a statement, “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive. It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”  Deadline notes, the actress will be taken off life-support.

The statement went on to say, “We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.  More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

There are plans for Heche to get an Honor Walk, which is a hero’s goodbye donor patients receive by hospital staff as they are wheeled into the operating room in their final journey.

Heche will be featured on Lifetime’s Girl in Room 13, set to premiere this fall in September. Lifetime’s Executive VP  and head of programming, Amy Winter, revealed earlier this week at the TCA press tour, “As many of you know, Anne remains in critical condition and all of us here at Lifetime are deeply concerned for her and everyone affected. This project is important to Anne, along with each and every one of us. We all sought to make a film that would bring attention to this appalling issue of human sex trafficking.”

In addition, TMZ had reported that following toxicology reports, Cocaine was found in Heche’s system following the crash. They also found fentanyl. However,  sources say fentanyl can often be used as a pain medication in hospitals, so there is no confirmation that it was in Anne’s system at the time of the crash.

Anne was an amazing actress with such a tortured life.  We send thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones during this difficult time.  Share your thoughts on the latest update on Anne in the comment section below.

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In addition, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Annie Hernandez told City News Service that investigators obtained a warrant for a blood draw from Heche.

Over the last few days, a new episode of Heche’s podcast “Better Together” with her co-host Heather Duffy was released, which showed the actress slurring her speech.

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Share your thoughts and prayers for Anne as we continue to monitor and update the situation on the film and TV star, via the comment section below.

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