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UPDATE: Corbin Bernsen's Heartbreaking Message On The Condition Of Y&R's Jeanne Cooper!

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As we post this, it is late in the evening in Los Angeles, and there has been a recent post from Corbin Bernsen on his facebook page relating his thoughts and his update on the condition of his beloved mother, and our colleague and friend, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) of The Young and the Restless.  From reading Corbin’s heartbreaking message, it would indicate that Jeanne is struggling.  Here is what he related to Jeanne’s fans, friends, and loved ones everywhere:

Corbin Bernsen:  “Clearly from my messages you all must realize the situation, and that what I had hoped and prayed for – more time – may just end up being the brief moments I had with mom earlier this week. I asked God for time, I got it and tried to fill it with as much love and laughter as I possibly could. Sitting in a movie tonight, mildly distracted from it all, I got a call from my brother and he said we have to stop being unfair. She’s struggling too much. We have to let her go. I took it in, calmly, and walked back into the theater, finished the movie – Darn good Iron Man 3. I then went back to my hotel room, where I am now and broke down, conceding any fight I had left. I don’t want her in pain. I don’t want her in fear. I don’t want her in agony. And Jeanne Cooper, Katherine Chancellor, Wilma Jeanne is a fighter! She will kick ass as long as we let her but I know now it is only for us, not for her. I had to think back sitting in her bedroom several days ago… she pointed to several objects, paintings, telling us their “value.” Not much really but SHE WANTED US TO KNOW. I think she knew she was ready then, to let go. But she needed to test us to see our reaction – My reaction! Of course I immediately said, “not ready to go there mom,” demonstrating exactly what she suspected; that I wasn’t ready quite yet. So she hung on. Went another round. The boxer pleasing the team in their corner.

I said goodbye to her yesterday, and even then not fully meaning it or expecting that would be the last time I saw her. But now it will have to do as we enter this weekend letting her final voyage begin. And I’m good with it, honestly. Enough to be saying it here. You all have been a tremendous ear for me, to verbalize my struggles with all of this… even now with these very words… I am good. I am good. I don’t want her in pain. I don’t want her in fear or agony. Along with her tremendous success she’s had too much of all that in her lifetime. And she’s shared much of it with all of you, candidly. So I’m giving her this weekend, take the holiday, mom, make it yours, let it take you where it will. My final words to her last night were, “I’ll see you again.” And I will, either here or there. Prayers please for her safe and peaceful journey. I may take a break here for a bit and stay silent in prayer and mediation for the next few days… Then again, I am my mother’s son and staying quiet isn’t always an option. May the light of God grace shine upon us all this weekend. Make it about love, compassion, and honesty, and in doing so you will honor my mom and the examples she has always tried to set, to this very moment.”

There are no words to express how we feel, as I am sure all of you who come to On-Air On-Soaps and who had admired and loved Jeanne for 40 years on the number one soap,also feel.   Share your thoughts with us here, and we will keep you posted on the latest developments as the situation warrants.

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Sandy
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Sandy

I am so very sorry. This wonderful woman…she is the epitome of a kind soul. I always thought she was invincible. My mother passed away in 2005…and she loved “Mrs. Chancellor.”
My heart is breaking for her family and friends.
Prayers and love, being sent.
God bless you.

Krista
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Krista

I have never watched Y&R and don’t really care to, but I did read this post, and I was just wondering something, cause maybe I missed something. Did she die? and if not, I was wondering how I could contact Corbin Bernsen personally, before any decision is made. No matter how bad or serious her condition is; or even if she’s at the brink of death, God can still heal her. I’ve never prayed for her before cause I never knew about it before, but THIS is nothing for God to heal; infact, to Him, this is no worse than… Read more »

g beau
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g beau

find this post offensive and out of line, Jeanne Coopers family is fully capable of looing after her best interests, and some Religious Zealot trying to give false hope and who does not even know who this fine lady is, should just tend to their own business.

Krista
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Krista

I’m not sure how to reply back to a reply, but this is for g beau. How in the world is this post offensive? Just because Jeanne’s family is praying for doesn’t mean that I can’t. And please enlighten me; I would love to know what Religious Zealots are. This post is about Jeanne Cooper and her illness, so I don’t understand why you would even post something like this. If it was to try to start an argument with me, it’s not gonna work. I don’t need to know this lady to pray for her and DO NOT imply… Read more »

Donna Murray
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Donna Murray

I feel so sad! But don’t let her suffer!she will always be remembered, and we will see her agin, she is going to be a new star in the sky..

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

amen. Prayers being sent up for Jeanne Cooper -Katherine Chancellor who has played on the Young & Restless for 38 years. Please we need peace now for Jeanne. Prayers for her family as they go through this terrible time with their mother. My heart is heavy as other hearts are..

Korri Wilkins
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Korri Wilkins

Mr.Bernsen,
my heart break’s for your Mom & her family.
When I read your message to us, I cried. It is so very kind & thoughtful of you to share such a private moment.
I refer to Mrs.Chancellor/aka Jeanne Cooper as the Grand Dam.Not only because of the way she carries herself,her acting, her style,her genuinness.She is a class act.
My thought’s & prayers are sent your way. Please take care.

Patrick
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Patrick

She went another round… as only a mother will.

the inherent understood… that shared being…. the two of you… and siblings.

even in her time… that’s worth….

understanding you to flight together.

love tears and heatfelt memories are felt,

i’m crying.

believeing your path.

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

((((tears))))

chris
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chris

God Speed to her ,,either way ,,, to stay here on this earth or to go into the arms of GOD ,,, may her journey be a smooth one ,,, God Bless Her and keep her in his arms ,,,,, Prayers to all the family and friends of this beautiful and caring Lady

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

Amen

Patrick
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Patrick

Corbin –

“I’m Good”

she’s coming back to you with truths.

history and paths traveled knowed.

Tracey
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Tracey

I just read Corbin’s update when it was posted. It is truly heartbreaking. I watched my dad go through the same thing in January. I want the same thing for Ms. Cooper as I did for him. I want her to be free of pain and suffering. May God help Jeanne and her family find peace. Love you Jeanne Cooper.

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toscanti

I respect and feel for the entire family, such a dfficult time with tough choices to be made. We all want Jeanne to be at peace and I pray for each and everyone of them. I love you Jeanne Cooper and thank you for your every contribution to this life. God Bless!! My heart is sad and heavy! Thank you Corbin Bernsen fo your gracious and thoughtful updates, I have followed each of them with baited breath. Your kindness has been recognized and appreciated!

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

heavy heart .

SJ Adams
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SJ Adams

Thoughts and prayers to a classy lady, her freinds, and her family.

It is a tough journey and my thoughts are with you.

su0000
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su0000

If I live to be Jeanne’s age I will blessed.. she lived a life I could only dream of having..
I will miss the Lady, greatly ..
Jeanne takes the love of her 4 million+ fans with her to the other side of life ..

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

we will miss her.

Tammie Smith
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Tammie Smith

I am truly sorry to hear that your Mom(Mrs. C to most of us) is not doing well. I have watched her for so many years on Y&R, I feel as though I truly know her!! It sadddens me that she is having such a terrible time health wise!! My thoughts&prayers are with her and your entire family at this most difficult time! I wish you all and Mrs. C the very best!! May God be with you all!! Much love going to Mrs. C and I pray for a miracle for you all!!

Gary Hanshaw
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Gary Hanshaw

It’s a journey we’re all destined to take. May she have a peaceful one. Your family will be in my prayers. God Bless.

Kimberly McBride
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Kimberly McBride

I met your mother and for that I feel blessed. I hold the autographed picture and the kind words that she spoke to me about my own beloved grandmother who was struggling with a terminal illness. She wrote her a personal note and my grandmother treasured it until her passing. I am so sad to think of this world without Jeanne in it. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with her, but I know that she will be just fine in the arms of God. We are left to miss someone who truly made this world a better… Read more »

Maria
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Maria

My heart breaks for the family. I have loved Jeanne Cooper for all the years she has been on Y&R and so many other TV shows. If it is indeed her time to go home, I pray for strength for the family. I lost my mom 6 years ago after a 32 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease that started when she was 46. It left her with Alzheimer’s. When my mom passed I thanked God for finally giving her peace. I knew she would be in a better place, that she would always be with me, and that I WILL… Read more »

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

amen, amen.
Thank you Corbin for thinking of us. your family is our family. We pray for a safe journey if is is her time. Love & hugs to all.

Gary Hanshaw
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Gary Hanshaw

It’s a journey every soul is destined to take. May she have a peaceful one. Your family will be in my prayers. God Bless.

chris
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chris

Amen to that and God Wlll help her through that journey with her in his arms

Georgia
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Georgia

How beautiful what Corbin wrote about his mother. There are no words to express what the family is feeling now but he sure did write what we all feel at that time. I remember standing beside my mother’s bed when she drew her last breath and knowing she went home to be with the Lord. God Bless all of your family Corbin at this time.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

That message gets to the heart. I am sure many Young & Restless fans will pray for her that have come to know her for these 40 years and beyond. That was a hard message for Corbin Bernsen to write.

Joyce Peters
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Joyce Peters

P Corbin, this message is so hard to read.And it breaks my heart to hear this. I love Jeanne so much,and I don’t know I will do if we lose her.but we need to think of what is best for her. My prayers go out to her and all of the family. With all my love,Joyce Peters

Irene
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Irene

She had a good long life. I have learned there is a time to let go.

Karen Loraine
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Karen Loraine

Sending prayers for God’s grace to be with her, and her family. I can’t stop crying. I have watched her since I was 12 years old. I watched at my Grandmothers side. My Nanny was a housewife, and the way that she learned of the changing times was through the Soaps. Jeanne Cooper and her way of sharing herself with her fans helped my Nanny to except new ideas about fashion, and life choices. My heart breaks for her family, and for her many co-workers through the years who have been better for having known and worked with her. Also… Read more »

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

tears

10261991des
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10261991des

God Love you and Keep You And Your Family.She Will Always Be With You. What A Wonderful Woman…

heidi
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heidi

My thoughts and prayers are with Jeanne and her family! Thank you for all of the updates and thank you to Jeanne for all the enjoyment she gave us over so many years!

Laura MacPherson
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Laura MacPherson

Back in the early 70’s I learned my own mother watched soaps. As I became an adult, I would visit my mother at lunchtime and we would sit and eat our lunch while watching As the World Turns. Each day I would leave giggling that my mother would watch these. One day I got an early lunch and went to my mother’s and she said to me “There is a show that fits you more, so we should watch that when you come” Giggling under my breath, I sat and watched the Young and the Restless and got HOOKED. Soon… Read more »

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

I think the love her two sons and daughter have for their mother is a real tribute to the wonderful actress that we all love. When all is said and done, what folks think of us, is all that really matters and Jeanne Cooper is loved.

Kathy Durham
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Kathy Durham

I respect and feel for the family I pray for eash and everyone of them we will keep her and our hearts

jimh
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jimh

Very sad…i experienced same wit my late mom 15 yers ago

mmc
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mmc

Its heartbreaking to watch a loved one struggle & its so hard to let them go….but when the quality of life is gone , we have to make some tough decisions….i’m still sending prayers to this wonderful lady….she gave us so many wonderful years….All i can do is pray that what ever the outcome she will find peace & be free from all suffering….Sending prayers for Jeanne her family….♥~

Dinah
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Dinah

Always love Jeanne Cooper

michael.guerrieri
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michael.guerrieri

Jill Phelps The producer does not care she distrued young and the restless

LisaJ
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LisaJ

Simply devastated. There’s just no other way to put it. I’ve watched Jeanne Cooper on Y&R for more than 30 years. It is hard to fathom a Genoa City without her. Her absence will truly leave a void on this show. I wish her Godspeed and my heart goes out to her family and friends/colleagues who will miss her terribly.

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

That is just so heartbreaking. I will be praying for her to have a peaceful passing and to be cradled in the arms of Christ. What a sad time. Thank you Michael for sharing Corbin’s posts. All of her fans will be as sad as I am to hear this news, but we are grateful to have these heartfelt updates.

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

oh yes. please continue updates.

Doris Fuller
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Doris Fuller

Love & prayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cora Bigelow
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Cora Bigelow

Jeanne Cooper is and always has been a fighter! More than that, she has always been the prize. Our prize. She’s is a beautiful, wonderful soul who we have been blessed with for many years. Her passion for life and her talent and grace have touched us all. She is a “Epic Icon” of daytime. As we pray for her strength, may we pray for her peace and comfort. May we pray for her safe and fearless journey whether it be here or there. God carries us through many journeys in life. It is the here on Earth journey that… Read more »

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

Amen.

Jennifer Davis
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Jennifer Davis

I have watched Young & Restless since the very first episode and have loved Katherine. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this difficult time. Look to God for peace and comfort.

KAY HALL
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KAY HALL

I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS WITHOUT HER.SHE HAS BEEN ONE TO THE BIGGEST STAR ATTRACTION TO MY WATCHING IT FROM DAY ONE.GOD BLESS THIS ADORABLE LADY.I HATE TO EVEN THINK OF HER NOT AROUND,BUT I TOO WISH HER AND ALL HER FAMILY PEACE,LOVE,HOPE AND PRAYERS THAT SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE IN ANY MORE PAIN AND THAT THE ANGELS ESCORT HER BACK INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF OUR SAVIOR.I’M SO SAD AND HEAVY HEART AS I SAY THIS BECAUSE IT WILL BE LIKE LOOSING A PART OF MY FAMILY.LOVE HER SO DEARLY.GOD BLESS ARE OF YOU… Read more »

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

We will miss her. Beautiful post Kay.

Lew S
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Lew S

There are no words. I lost my dad in 2009, so I know what her family is going through. They need to be good to each other and I pray for a peaceful outcome for Ms. Cooper.

Timothy Kinnear
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Timothy Kinnear

Very sad but expected news. This amazing Lady , Mother, Grandmother, Friend, has given so much of herself and leaves such a profound mark on all of us. We are united in our deep admiration of her as well as the sadness we share, of her decline.

May the Lord give her comfort and peace, as with her family.

It goes without saying how deeply she will be missed 🙁

Lisa
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Lisa

My mother passed March 23rd. Days before as we sat by her bed we watched as she transitioned into death. It was gut wrenching to watch but I believe peaceful for her. I wasnt there When she took her last breath as I live out of state. I know she is with God b/c of what happened while we were with her. That gave me peace enough to let her go. My prayers to Jeanne for a peaceful journey and my prayers to Corbin and the family for strength to get thru each day. I have watched Jeanne all my… Read more »

randy
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randy

feels like we are all loseing a part of our lives,,we all have enjoyed and welcomed into our homes for over 30 years this wondefull grand dame…thank you miss cooper for the years of enjoyment,,,,you are a legend in my mind,,

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It is good that he found the strength to make peace with the fact his mother’s body is mortal, and like all of us one day will leave our mortal bodies behind and our spirits will continue onward, back to the One who created her. I know when my father was dying of cancer 18 years ago, I went through all the emotions he did. First you are positive your loved one will beat the odds and defeat their illness. Then the setbacks, the doubt, the fear and the denial. Then the exhaustion and then the realization what is best… Read more »

Annette P
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Annette P

God bless you & your family during these hard days God will take care of her & bring her home when it’s time. Do what you know is right even though it ‘s breaking your heart. She will always be in your heart .

nancy
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nancy

I wish prayers and peace to jeanne cooper and her family as they all go through this painful journey . we will miss her .

Michael
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Michael

As I sit here with tears in my eyes knowing that this is it. Her final journey. Michael, thank you for the updates and Corbin, thank you for your thoughtful and engaging updates on your beloved mother. My heart is breaking and sadness and resolute has set in. May she have a peaceful and pain free final journey. She truly is and always will be one of a kind.

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

heavy heart tonight as so many others!

Jane McCary
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Jane McCary

Our thoughts and prayers to Jeanne and her family. May Gods peace and love comfort you all during this time . God Bless all of you.

Melissa
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Melissa

Mrs.C was part of my family for 40 years. My mother who passed last year at 90
Had me watching YR at a young age. I’m praying for you….God Speed.You will always be remembered.
No one can take your place….

Debi
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Debi

First of all my heart goes out to your mother and you Corbin….I recently went though this with my mother last year, I too did not want her to leave…I have a song that a friend of mine wrote that helps me get though those rough days, it goes something like this…….. Angel of Mercy please take my mothers hand, she’s been holding on so long, she’s done all she can…time has given up on her, but she’s not about to go…Angel of Mercy, there’s a fire still in her soul !!! Angel of Mercy , though I never knew… Read more »

Peggy
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Peggy

I understand where your coming from, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I love Jeanne Cooper have watched the Y&R since I was Back in School. She will be missed. Right now we are going through the same thing my father in law is fighting for his life right now. May they just go peacefully and be out of pain.

Brenda
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Brenda

God Bless Her and keep her in his arms ,,,,, Prayers to all the family and friends! To me she was like a Grandmother!!!

Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)
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Linda Singley(Arkansas fan)

I always thought of Jeanne as a grandmother also, (((tears)))

Debi Gutierrez
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Debi Gutierrez

My Thoughts and Prayers are with Your Mother and Your Family at this Very Difficult. We Love You a Jeannie Cooper/Mrs Chancellor!

Marcia
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Marcia

I understand on what Corbin was saying. I went through the same situation in December. One day my family member was enjoying life and telling us how much she loved us and then not more than 6 hours later she was gone. Prayers to your Corbin and your family.

Mark Schreier
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Mark Schreier

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Even though I’m very sad, as I was when m y own mom died unexpectedly 3 years ago, I can’t help but rejoice for her. She will be surrounded by God’s heavenly love and Angels… and when s he meets my little baby brother — watch out! She will have met her match, because she’ll have to listen to “What’s New Pussycast” all t he time — his favoarite song during his battle with cancer before Y & R debuted. God blessed your mother and you with such strong, amazing talents… Read more »

phyllis
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phyllis

Ms. Cooper. god is with u. feel better soon love you

Liz
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Liz

I have watched the Young & the Restless from the very begining & I have grown to love so many of the actors on there. My prayers are with you all as Mrs. C goes through her journey. Thnak you Corbin for keeping us informed. God be with you. XXOO

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