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Y&R Stars Share Remembrances & Grief Over the Death of Jerry Douglas

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Tuesday evening, the soap world learned of the passing of The Young and the Restless’ Jerry Douglas, who played John Abbott for more than 30 years on the CBS daytime drama series.

Douglas died following a brief illness at the age of 88, and just shortly before what would have been, on Friday, his 89th birthday.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 37-years Kym Douglas, sons Jod and Hunter, and daughter Ava, and his two grandchildren.

Several of Jerry’s longtime co-stars, castmates and former colleagues have taken to social media to share their condolences, grief and remembrances of their time with Douglas, who was as the patriarch of Genoa City’s Abbott family.

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We will continue to update this post, throughout the day as more tributes pour in.

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Here is a just a sampling of Y&R actors past and present who showed their love and fondness for Jerry below:

Eileen Davidson shared: “One of a kind. I owe him so much and I will love him forever.”

Jess Walton expressed: “Rest in peace my dear TV husband Jerry Douglas. Thank you for the laughter all those years. Much much love to you and your beautiful family Kim and Hunter and everyone

Beth Maitland said: “No words. #family #lovemydad #gratefulforeachmoment @youngandrestlesscbs @kymdouglas @jerrydouglas46″

Brenda Epperson shared: “I am so sad to hear of the death of my tv dad. I played Ashley for 8 years & Jerry welcomed me with open arms! I loved & adored him and his wife  @kymdouglas #rip you’ll be missed.”

Kate Linder tweeted: “I had the pleasure of working with #jerrydouglas for #manyyears @youngandrestlesscbs #yr my heart and thoughts are with Kym, Hunter, and the entire Douglas family. Jerry will be #sorelymissed #rip

Jordi Vilasuso tweeted: “RIP Legend”

Daniel Goddard shared: “RIP the great and wonderfully charming Jerry Douglas. You were pure class. Condolences & prayers to your family and loved one.”

Bryton James expressed: “All my love to the family of Mr. Douglas.”

Michelle Stafford shared: “Sending my love and prayers to his beautiful family @kymdouglas Jerry is missed.”

Doug Davidson tweeted: “God bless you, Jerry. Deepest condolences and prayers to Kym and Hunter. I believe that we will have more laughs to come. Rest In Peace.”

Tracey E. Bregman shared: “I’m so glad we had this time together. I am heartbroken at the loss of my friend who was like family to me. @jerrydouglas46 My thoughts, prayers and love are with your beautiful wife and my dear friend @kymdouglas and your amazing children @hunterdouglasss Avra and Jod. ❤️”

Lauralee Bell posted: “Sending my love and deepest condolences to Kym, Hunter, Avra, Jod and the whole family! We all loved Jerry so much! I was lucky enough to know Jerry since I was young. At times he felt like a father figure (maybe because we all wanted John Abbott as our father) and sometimes he’d remind me of my dad, but more often with all the events we’ve had, filled with laughs, he was the kindest man and the sweetest friend and I will miss him so much! Again, feel so fortunate for the group lunch date a few weeks ago. Thank you to Eileen, Peter and Kym for making that special memory possible! ❤️ Rest In Peace Jerry and Happy Birthday! You will be very missed! Love you Kym!#jerrydouglas ❤️”

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Share your remembrances and favorite moments on Y&R of Jerry as John Abbott, via the comment section below.

 

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Such a lovely man, wonderful actor and classic star! My condolences to his family, cast mates and friends. The soap world has lost another legend.

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What incredible memories these folks must have of Jerry Douglas and the legendary John Abbott. A true gentleman and wonderful, warm actor. The WORST MOVE EVER was killing him off. Unforgivable. I hope we get some classy vintage episodes to wallow in.

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Such a classy guy. Rest in Peace

General Hospital

Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Jessica Collins Series ‘Acapulco’ Renewed for Season 3

If you have not checked out former Loving and Y&R star, Jessica Collins (ex-Dinah Lee and ex-Avery, respectively) in the comedy series, Acapulco, you will now have another chance to do so now that the comedy series has been renewed for its third season.

According to Variety, Acapulco which streams on AppleTV+ upcoming season will consist of 10 episodes and production will begin in the spring.

The series stars Eugenio Derbez with a cast that includes: Enrique Arrizon (as Máximo Gallardo), Fernando Carsa (as Memo), Damián Alcázar (Don Pablo), Camila Perez (Julia), Chord Overstreet (Chad), Vanessa Bauche (Nora), Regina Reynoso (Sara), Raphael Alejandro (Hugo), Rafael Cebrián (Hector), Carlos Corona (Esteban) Regina Orozco (Lupe) and Collins as Diane.

Upon the pick-up news, Collins took to her Instagram to share: “Here we GO! Season 3 of #AcapulcoTV is happening!!! Thank you @appletvplus for believing in us and thank all of YOU who made this happen! Let the celebrating begin! ❤️”

Let us know if you have seen Jessica in ‘Acapulco’ and if you miss her on daytime, via the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum and ‘The Addams Family’ Favorite, Lisa Loring Dead at 64

Lisa Loring, who portrayed the recurring role of Cricket Montgomery Ross on As the World Turns from 1980-1983, and was best-known for her childhood acting role as Wednesday in the classic comedy The Addams Family from 1964-1966, has died at the age of 64.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the actress passed away January 28th from complications from a stroke, as result of high blood pressure.

Loring died aProvidence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California.  Lisa’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, shared in a statement: “She went peacefully with both her daughters (Vanessa and Marianne) holding her hand.”

In story on As the World Turns, Cricket had a sometimes competitive friendship with Betsy Stewart (then played by Meg Ryan) and had man troubles throughout her time in Oakdale. Cricket’s extended family consisted of Craig, Margo, and Katie, who all remained on the canvas after her exit.

Lisa also appeared throughout her career in series such as: Dr. Kildare, Barnaby Jones and Fantasy Island. 

She is survived by daughters Marianne and Vanessa, in addition to her grandchildren, Emiliana and Charles.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Lisa Loring in the comment section below.

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