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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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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.

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.

Such a classy guy. Rest in Peace

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51st Daytime Emmys: Tamara Braun, Finola Hughes, Katherine Kelly Lang, Annika Noelle, Michelle Stafford, Cynthia Watros Score Lead Actress Nominations

The nominations were revealed for the 51st annual Daytime Emmys. in the prestigious Lead Actress in a Drama Series category by Entertainment Tonight.

This comes ahead of tomorrow’s full list that is set to be unveiled at 12noon/9am PST on Friday.

In the running for this year’s Outstanding Lead Actress are Tamara Braun (Ava, Days of our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful), Annika Noelle (Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful), Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), Cynthia Watros (Nina, General Hospital) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless).

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Previous winners in this category include GH’s Finola Hughes, Cynthia Watros and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford.  Days of our Lives nominee had won in the Supporting Actress category twice in her career.

Earlier, the Lead Actor nominees were revealed and you can find them here.

Make sure to be with us Friday night, April 19th for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special beginning at 5 pm PT where we chat live with some of this year’s nominees.

So, what do you think about this year’s Lead Actress nominees? Comment below.

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Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Tanner Stine who played Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) son, Joey Johnson on Days of our Lives will also appear in the series.

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In the series, the two wealthy brothers stand trial for shooting their parents in Beverly Hills, amid claims of self-defense after years of abuse, while prosecutors alleged that greed was the motives for the killing. Lyle and Erik Menendez have been behind bars in California for more than three decades for the 1989 killing of their parents.

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What do you think about Tanner Stine being part of the all-star cast for ‘Monsters’? Miss Joey on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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