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‘Young and the Restless’ star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84

Published:   |   Updated: May 8, 2013 at 03:06 PM

Jeanne Cooper, who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor on CBS' “The Young and the Restless” for nearly four decades, has died at age 84.

A network spokeswoman said Cooper's family told the network of her death. The Facebook and Twitter accounts of her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, also said Cooper died.

Cooper's role on “The Young and the Restless” earned her repeated Daytime Emmy Award nominations and a trophy for best actress in a drama series in 2008.

Bernsen tweeted in April that his mother faced an “uphill battle” for an undisclosed illness. In subsequent days, he wrote of her gradual improvement and said that she'd been taken off breathing equipment.

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