It’s time for viewers of The Young and the Restless, and the characters of Genoa City, to say goodbye to the beloved character of Katherine Chancellor.
Y&R will honor the memory of its late matriarch, television icon Jeanne Cooper, with the passing of her beloved character, Katherine Chancellor, in a series of episodes beginning tomorrow Friday, August 16. As the multi-episode tribute begins, Katherine’s loved ones are sent postcards asking them to gather at the Chancellor Estate, where they learn that their dear friend and family member passed away while on vacation with her husband, Murphy (Michael Fairman).
“In the coming weeks, Katherine’s memory will be honored in several very special ways that allow us to pay tribute to Jeanne in the remarkable manner she deserves,” said Y&R Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. “It is an extraordinary story that will bring the residents of Genoa City together to remember this woman they all loved.”
Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for almost 40 years, was the show’s longest-running cast member before her death in May. #RememberingKay will be the hash tag used on Twitter during the telling of this important story to the legacy of Y&R. Katherine Chancellor and Daytime Emmy winner, Cooper were on Y&R for nearly 40 years.
Now watch the CBS Daytime promo below as the story begins to be told of the death of Katherine Chancellor, and how it affects her friends, family, and loved ones, and the town of Genoa City. Will you be watching this historic farewell to the legacy character of Y&R? Will you be reaching for the hankies? Comment below!