Soap legend and Corbin Bernsen’s mother Jeanne Cooper died this morning at the age of 84. News came from Bernsen himself about two hours ago via his Twitter account: @corbinbernsen “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.”
Cooper is best known for her Emmy Award winning role as Katherine Chancellor on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, from 1973 to 2013. She was recently ill due to an undisclosed infection and was in and out of the hospital. Bernsen had been keeping fans up to date on her condition through Twitter and Facebook, where he spoke more of her passing.
He said, “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! And while her light finally gave into the wind that gives flight to all our journeys, there will always be a glimmer left behind by what she stood for. I will speak about that more in coming days, months I suppose. I will certainly dedicate what remains of my life to continue her purpose of honesty, equality, humility, empathy and love.”
Cause of death is unknown at this time.