Y&R Plans Tribute to the Late Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper Dead at 84CBS and The Young and the Restless will remember and pay tribute to longtime cast member Jeanne Cooper, who passed away on Wednesday at age 84.

Cast, friends and family will gather next week to celebrate the actress, who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for nearly 40 years — the iconic serial’s longest-running cast member — for a special episode airing Tuesday, May 28.

In addition to fond remembrances, interviews with Cooper from the show’s recent 40th anniversary event and classic clips of her Y&R run will be included.

“Jeanne Cooper was a legend, and we want to give her the tribute she deserves,” CBS Daytime SVP Angelica McDaniel said in a statement. “The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience who loved her as much as we did.”