Bobbie Spencer has already taken her final bow.
In the wake of General Hospital legend Jacklyn Zeman‘s death earlier this week, TVLine can confirm that the actress made her last appearance as Bobbie in the episode that aired on April 27. The hour revolved around the wedding of Bobbie’s grandson, Michael, to cancer-stricken Willow.
There’s no word on how GH plans to address Zeman’s death on screen, or if a tribute episode is planned. The current writers’ strike could complicate efforts to get such an episode on the air anytime soon.
Zeman died Wednesday at age 70 following a brief cancer battle. In the days that followed, GH vets past and present inundated social media with tributes to Zeman.
GH‘s Anthony Geary, who played Zeman’s TV brother Luke for nearly 40 years (until his 2015 retirement), was among those honoring the actress. “For 40 years, I was fortunate enough to play Jackie Zeman’s big brother on General Hospital,” Geary told TVLine late Thursday in an exclusive statement. “In all those years, I never heard her utter one disparaging word about any actor, crew member, or co-worker. In fact, I never heard Jackie express an unkind word about anyone, ever. In a highly competitive profession where ego, feelings, and emotions are bread and butter, I’ve found this quality to be extremely rare. I expect it will be even more rare now that dear Jackie is gone.
“She was quite simply one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever known,” Geary continued. “I will miss her laugh, and the deep, soulful look in her eyes whenever she expressed the love and pride she had in her two lovely daughters. Tonight, l already miss her, and feel a powerful ache where Jackie’s smile used to be.”
It was a wonderful final episode for her character Bobbie Spencer as all generations of the Spencer women were together. Jackie Zeman was a huge part of General Hospital for decades and she will be missed always.
I’m 74 and I’ve been watching General Hospital for almost 50 years. It’s an amazing show. Jackie will be sorely missed. Sending prayers to her family. RIP Jackie. ☹️💜
Me too Rita. I’m 73 & started watching G.H. since I was in high school. Her character was phenomenal!
I agree. So happy she had time to do those scenes.
OMGEEE, I’M 58YRS OLD AND HAVE BEEN WATCHING GH SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL W MOM, AUNTS, GRANDS AND ALL. I LUV, LUV, LUV JACKIE’S CHARACTER(BOBBI). AND CAN ONLY BELIEVE HER TO NOT BE FAR FROM THE SAME AS HERSELF. SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED. SHE IS MOST DEF A LEGEND IF GH. R.I.P. JACKIE😇
I was deeply saddened to hear of Jackie Zeman’s passing. The writers strike will delay any tribute to her. I am sure General Hospital will do a tribute to her as soon as they can. Her last episode was wonderful to see all the Spencer women together.
That’s sad, but at least it was a beautiful episode with some meaningful scenes. I’m sure they’ll wait a bit and do a beautiful tribute episode, similar to the one they did for Sonya Eddy. The actress and the character was part of the show for too long just to get a quickly written exit by some scab writers
Yes. Jackie deserves to exit with a boom. I’ve watched her since she first came to G.H. She’s like family to me. My Mom, who passed away 5 yrs ago, loved her too. Now, Jackie can join the others in heaven. We love & miss you Jackie!
I remember her early years, too. And her character has grown with such vigor, compassion, and down to earth common sense. You will be missed deeply, Bobbie Spencer.
I’m watching general hospital now and the death of Jackie Zeman just came up I’m in shock I didn’t know she was battling cancer I just wanted to give her family thoughts and prayers I’m sorry for your loss and I’m sorry for the General Hospital loss of Jackie Zeman so sad .😇🙏💔
Loved her been watching GH from the very beginning she will be missed dearly
I loved her on GH but also on The Bay where she played a totally different character.
Jackie Zeman was one of my favorite characters and she will truly be missed by me and I’m sure by
Many others truly a Icon 🤍💔
Jackie Zeman AKA Bobbie Spencer
Was one of my favorite actors
And she will definitely be missed
By me and I’m sure so many more
R.I.P beautiful 👑 a true Icon❣️💔
She’ll be missed!! 😐 I loved watching her scenes!! Sorry she got sick!!! ThankU Jackie for everything!!! 😇🙏🙋💖
We will miss her I watching her on One Life To Live before she came on General Hospital she really will be Miss
They better do something she was great
Jackies zeman was a phenomenal actress and for 44 years I not only grew up watching her but it’s always a pleasure to turn the television on and see her gorgeous face and smile not it’s going to hurt so much more knowing that she’s gone and I will never be able to see her again but I pry that our savior is holding her in his arms and that she’s not in pain anymore cancer sucks and it’s taken all that people that we have love ❤️ she’s no blood 🩸 relatives but when you grew up looking 👀 at her for all this time she’s is family blood 🩸 or not this queen was and is a legend and we all know the rest legends they never die so for now gorgeous queen I bid you I do rest in eternal paradise 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹💐💐💐👩
I watched GH with my mom and a neighbor for years and Bobbie was one of my favorite characters. It is definately and extreme loss and Jackie will be missed. My condolences go out to her family and friends. Rest in peace.
Yes JACKIE/BOBBY Will Certainly Be Missed On
GH, What Will CARLY &
JOSLYN Do Without Thier
Mom & Grandmother When
They Need A Shoulder To Cry
On Or Get Some Good Advice,
Guess They Will Have To Rely
On One Another.
I just heard about the passing away of Jackie Zeman I was shocked I watched GH since I was young and I love it. I haven’t watched in a long while now. She was so beautiful and an amazing actress and a beautiful woman. To all the GH family she will be greatly missed she will always be in our hearts. RIP Jackie Zeman we love you.
So sad to hear this new. She was a beautiful lady. Been watching GH since 1970 with my mother in law. Hope they give her a great farewell on GH. RIP Bobbie Spencer you will be missed terribly 💔
The writer should stop just to address Jackie Zemens passing she deserve a tribute for being a strong and virbant actress she was. if it wasn’t for the actress like her they would not hace a job to strike. give it a brake and honor her for what she did and sacrifice her life.
She does deserve a tribute, and I’m sure she’ll get it. Depending on story lines, that send-off may not happen right away whether or not there was a strike. And while I think Jacke Zeman was a treasure, I wouldn’t expect the writers to break a strike for their future earnings and livelihoods for her, and I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t either. Actresses wouldn’t have jobs without writers, either.
RIP Jacklyn Zeman aka Bobbie Spencer will miss seeing her on General Hospital
I’m saddened by this news. She was the backbone of GH. It will certainly change the story line. S
Can’t believe about the passing of Jacklyn zeman have watched GH since their first show she will be missed Alot hoping they do a nice tribute to her be interesting to see how they write her off
I will miss Bobbie Spencer. I’ve watched General Hospital since the 70’s when Rick Springfield was on it. I’m 61. Bobbie was such a good nurse. She still looked good, and was good to see her at Michael & Willows Wedding. You will always be remembered. Sympathy to family, fans and co-workers. RIP 🙏😱🌹
I have been watching GH since I was 20, 63 now and I can say Mrs. Jackie will be missed. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. I looked forward to seeing her on GH. A little fiesty she was. Such a good actress. My condolences out to the family.
God Bless and prayers for her family
Thanks for this amazing information on this site.