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70 January 6th, 2015 The Young and The Restless Beau Kazer Dead At 63

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Heartbreaking news hitting social media this morning.  Y&R alum, Beau Kazer has died.  The actor who for years played the son of Katherine Chancellor, Brock Reynolds passed away at age 63 at his home in Thousand Oaks, California on December 30th, according to reports.

Beau is survived by his wife Sharon Alkus who wanted to let everyone know just how much Y&R was a part of his life, and that he was very proud to be a part of.

The actor came on to the scene at Y&R back in 1974, and made frequent appearances over the next several decades.  And as had been told by the the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) in her memoir, “Not Young, Still Restless”, even though Beau had played her son the show, they at one point had a romantic relationship.

Beau has changed his name over the years from “Beau Kayser” to more recently “Beau Kazer”.

Patti Denney, hair and make up artist at Y&R tweeted:  “So sad to hear of the passing of Beau Kayser … Brock Reynolds on the Young &The Restless…Kay Chancellor’s son… rest in peace Beau.”  Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R) related, “He was such a loving, sweet man who loved life and the show. I will miss him.”

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  1. Timmm says:

    Damn it, sad! I was just saying how he and Tucker needed to be back on the show and represent the Chancellor name. May he be with the “Duchess” in the sky! Sympathy to his wife and the rest of his family.

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    Ron replied

    Here’s hoping the “current” writers will acknowledge Brock’s passing, also. Seriously, I’ve been a part of the show since it began and this past decade has lost all the “soul” of Bill Bell’s vision. Brock brought faith to the other characters, and given Bill Bell’s catholic school education, you saw it in Brock. You also saw it in Liz Foster, and the two of them were the two crutches Kay Chancellor needed to survive. I seriously wish Kay Alden (whom I met in Chicago when I interviewed Bill about the show) was back at the helm– the program needs characters who are nice, and kind– there’s way too much evil in Genoa City; the Midwest isn’t this bad!

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    Timmm replied

    I agree Ron. It starts with the top, then the head writer, then the veterans on the show who should or could fight to keep Y&R’s good name. The show is nothing like it was a year or two ago, let alone five.

    Kim Huck replied

    Jeanne Cooper had an affair with this male actor she claims in her bio book she wrote years ago

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    Ron replied

    I read Cooper’s book over Christmas and was shocked by the claim of having an affair with Beau. I wonder if he ever acknowledged it?

    Timmm replied

    I saw that and was shocked. Either way I hope it was on the up and up? [I didnt read Jeanne's book] They can have all the affairs they want now! Sad loss, he was a rock in that household. What do we have now, Jill? Uggg!

    Ron replied

    Any ideas on how to change things? Or, better yet, how to get a tribute for Brock’s death? I also think if these current writers had half the brains of their audience, they’d do a Bill Bell kindof thing: have Jill now wear Katherine’s shoes and bring in a young gold digger that moves in on Jill and hubby– you know, history repeats itself. And, what’s with the music selections these days? Good Lord (Bell would write and characters would say.) Man, they need to view and listen to those 70s episodes to see what makes Young and Restless not General Hospital! Where is that moving music? Where is Gina– or someone who could reduce to tears with that singing power? CBS doesn’t know what they’re missing like we loyal viewers know what we’re missing.

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    Timmm replied

    Ron, when Kathrine died I had hoped that Tucker would come in and fight Jill for control of the estate and fight Victor for the company. Instead we had that stupid music box story. One of the worst stories EVER! If you are too cheap or dumb to bring back Tucker, and I liked the original, yes Ron they should have made Jill the new Matriarch and had Nina or an unknown heir roll through town and reek havoc on Jill. Y&R does cater more towards the middle age fans, more than GH, but not enough these days. Its weird because CBS has catered to older viewers for years in their prime time lineup. I hope they either write Beau off with a tribute or recast him and pit him against Jill. A good actor who is kind but fights for his mother’s legacy. [Sounds like Tucker!]

  2. Rhena says:

    R.I.P. Beau Kazer

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  3. Joyce says:

    So sad! I always loved it when he came back on the show.

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    gloria replied

    Me too.

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  4. Domino says:

    My thoughts and prayers to his family.

    Though I did not remember him very much, I did remember his latest appearance because he always referred to Katherine as “Dutchess.”

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  5. Derrick says:

    Oh noooooooooooooooooo!

    RIP Beau!

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  6. Mary SF says:

    So sad to hear this news. Another link to soap’s glorious past is gone. I always liked the character Brock and Beau’s portrayal of him was a big reason why. I wished they had made the character and the actor a bigger part of Jeanne’s memorial and hope the show will do something to mark his passing. Rest in peace Beau, and give Jeanne a big hug for me, you both are missed.

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  7. Nanci says:

    Oh, so sad.
    Condolences to his family.

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  8. diane says:

    That’s sad. I always liked the way Brock loved his mother on the show. So sorry for his family.

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  9. kalamaty says:

    Horrible news. Beau’s presence as the stoic Brock was always a comforting one. He was — in many ways — a patriarch on Y&R who always was the voice of reason to his mother, “The Duchess”.

    He consistently gave solid, believable performances in every scene he was in; his calming nature standing in stark contrast to all of the craziness of the GC denizens.

    I’ll miss him, but have many fond memories of his years on my favorite show. My thanks and sincere condolences to his family and many friends at Y&R.

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    Patrick replied

    perfect epilogue

    “thank you”

    this is tearful

    the tenderness between Katherine and Brock reeled LOVE
    nothing fake : the lioness in Katherine rested with Brock

    I would shout from the mountain tops and to the heavens

    mother and son are one

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  10. Sandy says:

    I have watched him over the years on Y&R and he portrayed a gentle spirit. To his family and friends, I am sorry.

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  11. vinman says:

    RIP Brock, say hello to the “duchess”!

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  12. Iakovos says:

    Soaps are families. As a Longtime Y&R viewer, I am familiar with Brock and how he referred to his mother, Katherine, as Duchess. When one of the family passes, it is sad indeed. How wonderful to learn he remained a champion of the series and the genre.

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  13. LeeAnn says:

    I loved him as Brock! My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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  14. Jimmy says:

    This is very sad news, Beau was always such a warm presence on the show, and I really enjoyed his portrayal of Brock. I absolutely loved his scenes with Jeanne Cooper and Jess Walton, and I wished he was around more often! I think it’s important now that Katherine is gone, for her sons, Brock and Tucker, to return to Genoa City and make her proud by carrying on the Chancellor dynasty. Unfortunately, if Brock ever does return, Beau Kazer won’t be. I’ll miss hearing him say “Dutchess”!

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  15. Donna says:

    Sorry to hear the sad news. He will always be fondly remembered as the easy going and kind gentle soul, Brock who he brilliantly portrayed for decades. RIP Mr. Kazer. You will be missed.

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  16. David Shaughnessy says:

    So sad to hear this news. Beau was always smiling and full of charm. He will be greatly missed.

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  17. mark says:

    He was a dreamboat I will miss him so much!

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  18. JUDY says:

    SO SAD…………WHAT A WONDERFUL PART HE PLAYED FOR SO MANY YEARS. JEANNE COOPER IS SO MISSED AND I HOPE THEY ARE TOGETHER AGAIN. THE DUCHESS AND BROCK A WONDERFUL STORY….

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  19. Candice says:

    How sad! I always liked Beau and his portrayal of Brock Reynolds. He and the Duchess will be reunited. RIP Beau.

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  20. Rosalie Scott says:

    so sad to hear of the passing of Beau, RIP. Sympathy to Beau’s wife and family.

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  21. Renee Lemal says:

    RIP so sad to hear of Brocks passing. My sympathies to his family & his Y&R family as well.

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  22. Jillian Serratelli says:

    In New Jersey/New York We Adored the Talented Handsome Supreme Actor!!!!! He Will Be Extremely Missed!!!!! We Pray That God Will Meet Him At The Gates Of Heaven With Open Arms. Bring Him To Eternal Rest!!!! Loved by so many” Also Y&R Will Include Passing And Honor Him On The Show. Love and Prayers to his wife family and friends as well as show Y&R.

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  23. Peter says:

    Very sad news, He was a wonderful actor and very handsome. Rip.

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  24. Shirley says:

    My first soap opera crush. Rest Easy Beau

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  25. marie says:

    my deepest sympathy to all of his family and friends and all who worked with him on the Y@R iv watched the show since 1975. he will be dearly missed. rip beau. you were terrific actor. your Canadian fan.

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  26. angeldoll2 says:

    RIP Brock,the show won’t be the same without you in the future

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  27. randy says:

    very sad to hear this,,he gave us years of great work as brock on young and restles ,,he and brenda dickson brought a true and realistic friendship to there characters as brock an jill…they had so many wonderful scenes together for those of us old enough to remember there marriage in spirit only.. the many secenes brock saved his dutchess from a very angry and upset jill…and the elllegro restaurant…anyone remember that…r,i, p,,,beau,,,,,and thank you for so many good memories

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  28. Cathy says:

    So sorry to hear this news! I loved it when Beau first started on Y&R and loved him and Jeanne(Mrs. Chancellor together!! To his family I offer my prayers and condolences! I guess him and The Dutchess are continuing the show in Heaven!! RIP Beau!!

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  29. Brenda Haire says:

    R.I.P. “Brock”I will miss seeing you on Y&R!

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  30. mary mcgill says:

    Sorry to hear about brock (beau )passing. He was such a great actor and had a very sophicated voice. He will be missed. Its such a shock . My prayers are with his wife at this time.

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  31. Diane Jones says:

    RIP BROCK,YOU ARE TRULY WITH THE DITCHESS.
    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY,AND ALL HIS FRIENDS AT YOUNG AND RESTLESS,HE WAS TRULY A GREAT ACTOR AND HE HAD ALOT OF CLASS.

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  32. Barbara says:

    So sorry. Enjoyed him on the show, especially with the “Duchess”. My condolences to his family!

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  33. LLATWTFan says:

    He was a talented actor and I will miss him.

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  34. Veronica (Ronnie) says:

    Sincere sympathy in the lose of a great actor. I will miss him. I watched the show everyday since it was on. And Beau was my favorite actor on the show. He will be missed. I hope they do something on the show with his passing. God bless the
    Family on his passing.

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  35. robin rabinowitz says:

    I was in high school when the Young and the Restless started our teacher let us watch it during lunch We fell in love with the Duchess Jeannie Cooper and Beau Kazer who played her son Brock Reynolds was a great match. I will miss them both.
    My sympathies to Beau’s family may your memories be in your heart always.
    To the Young and the Restless Family my sympathies to the entire cast of the loss of Beau Kazer he and the Duchess were great together . I know loosing another Friend is hard may his memories of Jeannie and Beau be with all of you.
    Love A big fan Robin

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  36. robin rabinowitz says:

    Beau Kazer was a great actor with Jeannie Cooper he will be missed.
    My sympathies to Beau’s family and the Young and the Restless families
    love robin

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  37. elm1951 says:

    this is so sad…………………………sending prayers of comfort to his family

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  38. Elaine Price-te Meij says:

    R.I.P. “Brock” You will be sorely missed. Sympathy to your wife and family. You were a kind and gentle man and always loved your Y&R Mother. I was always thrilled when you returned to visit. I’m sure The Duchess was waiting for you in Heaven! <3

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  39. Aden says:

    Not to sound rude or insensitive here. Yes, it’s sad when anyone dies. But what are so many of y’all rambling on about him and the Dutchess being reunited and floating around in the clouds together. These were Hollywood actors with a 20 year age gap who had a sordid romantic past. None of you knew them, who they play on t.v. is not who they are in real life.

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    Timmm replied

    It just may be a way that fans are dealing with his passing. None of us knew him personally so we only have memories of what was presented on screen.

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    Mary SF replied

    I think everyone posting here knows they are not their characters, but those who knew them as actors knew they loved the show, loved their characters and loved their fans. Both Jeanne and Beau would find fans imagining them as their characters reuniting in the afterlife as a fitting and touching way for them to say goodbye and meant to be a tribute to their legacy of work.

    They may have only been actors, but for many viewers these actors through their performances and respect for their fans did touch lives. You don’t have to know someone personally to wish peace to their departed spirit, to acknowledge their contribution to your life no matter how small and offer condolences to family or friends who might visit this site. We all have or will be touched by death, it is a human experience we all share—

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    Aden replied

    Hi Mary. Actually…no…I dont agree with you, Im sorry. I dont agree that everyone here does know or think that the actors are just the characters. There were a plethora of posts about how Brock and the Dutchess are now floating around on clouds, hanging out together, being reunited, etc. Thats just messed talk. People who are dead are dead. They are in the ground. They are not whimsically floating around on clouds. If people put half as much time and concern into their real families as they did into these fake ones, we would have a much better society.

    Mary SF replied

    Okay now I think I understand— your issue isn’t with people believing these actors were like their characters, your issue is with the notion of an after life.

    I happened to agree with you once we are dead our bodies are worm food, but fortunately I also believe we are more than our bodies. I believe everyone has a spirit, a soul, an intangible that makes them, who they are, and I do believe that does live on once our bodies are rotting in the ground.

    I know not everyone believes that and that is fine, they will not convince me there isn’t more beyond the grave anymore than I could give convince them there is. The point is as you stated we should treat each other well while we are alive, including respecting those who believe different things we do and not judging others by our own standards. Thanks for the discussion, peace, and live well.

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    Aden replied

    Hi Mary. I like your posts. You are very rational and eloquent. Yes, when we die, we are dead. The Bible tells us that. There is no conscious thought, or feeling, or feeling. It is.likened to being asleep. When Jesus returns, that is when.we are resurrected. There is no eternal hell, such a concept is not Biblical and has no truth in what we know of God, who is a Loving Creator, not a torturing psychopath. I meant no disrespect to Beau, or his fans. Like I said, it is sad when anyone dies. But “”fans”just sometimes go overboard and become fanatics.

  40. Nikki says:

    This is so very sad. I loved when he came on the show. RIP Brock you will be missed. Now he’s with the Dutchess once again. Prayers to his family.

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    Timmm replied

    He had such a calming affect when he was on the show.

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  41. Diane A. says:

    Another daytime loss for us. May he rest in peace and tranquility. My prayers are with his family at this time. He shall always be remembered as part of the Young and Restless daytime dynasty.

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  42. irene gadd kirby says:

    i was so sorry to hear this he was so good on young and the restless he will be missed by all
    i have watched young and the restless sinse my son was born and tried to never miss a show again im sorry to here this my prayers goes up to the family

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  43. Chrissy Foropoulos says:

    Prayers for his family. Everyone loved him. What did he die of? He just wasn’t that old.

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  44. Nirma Smith says:

    I always loved his voice and remember him as a very gentle man. Rest in peace.

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  45. Bobbie says:

    Once again, the light of another soap star has gone out. Praying for onscreen and offscreen families. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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  46. Sara Hurtado Hernandez says:

    I remember Brock from when the Y&R first started. I remember him playing the role of McKenzie’s dad, and of course as Katherine’s son. It was always so pleasant to see him return.

    I loved hearing his voice, it was very unique! We were blessed to have been able to see Brock return for the “Duchess’” memorial. RIP, you will be missed, loved by many.

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  47. sheryl fennelly says:

    I’m so sorry I real like watching the show

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  48. wolfy says:

    Mac should be calling Victoria and letting her know that Reed’s grandpa has passed on, since Beau played Mackenzie’s dad on the show, and she’s married to JT now, Victoria’s ex and Reed’s dad. At least it will let folks know that he has gone.

    Maybe they could say he had an accident while helping to build those homes in New Orleans, the Habitat for Humanity kind of thing he was doing for a while. Billy would be saddened, as he had joined Brock in NOLA for a while to do the work with him.

    There’s a ton of people on the show who are still connected to Brock, so his passing should be mentioned. I wish they would do something, but I kind of doubt that they will.

    My condolences to his wife, friends, family and fans. He was a lovely gentle man who will definitely be missed.
    wolfy

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  49. YRCanadaFan says:

    Question. Will his passing be incorporated into the show?

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  50. Judy Gill says:

    So sorry to hear of his passing,really liked him and enjoyed all the times Beau was on the show.Really wished he would have stayed on the show,more than he did.He did a great job working with Jeanne Cooper,it felt like she was really his mom.My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

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  51. Ann Garnett Miller says:

    Some memories are good: Y&R, Brock is one of them!
    Brenda Dickerson (the best Jill)
    Phil, Mr. Chancellor, what a story line!
    Mr. & Mrs. Brooks and the 3 daughters
    Snapper and family
    The Duchess:
    Brock, I have your album, will play it in memory of you.
    A wonderful actor to hear and see: We will miss you:

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  52. Janice says:

    RIP Beau You have been called away too young.

    Brock now that you have joined Katherine stir things up

    Condolences to the family, friends, fellow cast members and fans.

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  53. Tillie says:

    My deepest sympathy to Brock’s wife and family. I always enjoyed Brock on Y & R and have wondered when he would reappear on Y & R again. Its been a long time since I last saw him. Miss “Katherine” on the show as well.
    Y & R is my favorite soap. All excellent actors/actresses’ – Phyllis and excellent actress – but I feel sorry for Kelly.

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  54. Claudia Grover says:

    So sorry, to hear the news tonight about the passing of Beau Kazer-have been a loyal fan of the Young and the Restless soap opera since it started. I remember Beau always calling Kay Chancellor (Duchess) when he came in the room where she was. I can’t believe he passed and I for one will miss hearing his voice. RIP Beau, fans will miss you terribly.

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    Claudia Grover replied

    my Sympathy goes out to the family of Beau

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