Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine Chancellor on daytime soap opera The Young and The Restless, passed away this morning in her sleep at 84 years old.
Cooper appeared on the program for four decades. During her time on the program, she was nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards, winning one in 2008. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, as well as two nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards during her career.
In 1993, she received a star on the Walk of Fame.
Her first acting gig was in the film The Redhead From Wyoming in the 1950s. She also appeared on Perry Mason.
"Mom passed this morning. She was in peace and without fear. U all have been incredible in your love. In her name share it 2 day with others," said Corbin Bernsen, Cooper's son, on Twitter.
Later he took to Facebook, saying that he "was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time. Reminder to self -- time is a precious thing. I too am at peace however. I said my goodbyes several times over during the last few weeks."
Earlier he wrote that is mother was "a beacon whose bright light will not easily fade away" and "a boxer who will not easily give up."
“Jeanne Cooper was a legend in daytime and a beloved member of our Y&R family,” said Steve Mosko, Sony Pictures TV president of Sony Pictures TV. “She touched the lives of millions, who watched her every day over the past 40 years. We send our sincerest condolences to her family as we also celebrate her wonderful life.”
Rest in peace, ma'am.