Jeanne Cooper of 'Young and the Restless' dies at 84

Jeanne Cooper, best known as matriarch Katherine Chancellor on CBS' daytime drama "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84.

"My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep," son and fellow actor Corbin Bernsen said Wednesday on Facebook. The network also confirmed her passing.

"I was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time," he wrote. "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. I'll go one last time now for a gentle kiss, a final farewell for this lifetime.

"She has been a blaze her entire life, that beacon, that boxer I spoke of earlier. She went the full twelve rounds and by unanimous decision ... won!"

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Jeanne Cooper, best known as matriarch Katherine Chancellor on CBS' daytime drama "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84. "My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep," son and fellow actor Corbin Bernsen said Wednesday on Facebook. The network also confirmed her passing. "I was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time," he wrote. "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. I'll go one last time now for a gentle kiss, a final farewell for this lifetime. "She has been a blaze her entire life, that beacon, that boxer I spoke of earlier. She went the full twelve rounds and by unanimous decision ... won!"

Full story: Jeanne Cooper of 'Young and the Restless' dies at 84

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