THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is about to deal with the death of Katherine Chancellor, played for nearly 40 years by legendary actress Jeanne Cooper, who passed away in May.
According to Entertainment Weekly, friends and family are summoned to the Chancellor mansion on August 16th. They expect to welcome back vacationing Katherine but instead receive the sad news of her death. They immediately start fighting over Kay's massive fortune and who gets to move into her estate.
"I knew Jeanne would want me to instantly think how her death would affect the show," Y&R head writer Josh Griffith told the magazine. "She would be very upset with us if we weren't turning this into a story."
Check out a newly released promo which says "her legacy will change lives forever."
And here's a sneak peek of Jill (Jess Walton) from the Friday, August 16th episode.
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