LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “The Young and the Restless” will air a special two-day tribute to the character Katherine “Kay” Chancellor on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.
Chancellor was played by soap icon Jeanne Cooper who died in May.
Cooper’s real-life son, actor Corbin Bernsen, returns to “Y&R” as Father Todd, who presides over the service.
Fan favorites and members of Kay’s inner circle will also appear. Among them, Lauralee Bell (Christine), Tricia Cast (Nina Webster), Beau Kazer (Brock Reynolds), Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore), Patty Weaver (Gina Roma) and Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti). Damian will also perform “That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You,” the song that aired in the tribute episode dedicated to Cooper in May.
“It’s time for the characters of Genoa City to say their goodbyes to Katherine, and while it’s heartbreaking for everyone involved, we hope our viewers will find it a fitting tribute to both an irreplaceable character and the amazing woman who portrayed her,” said “Y&R” Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. “Katherine had some final surprises up her sleeve that will be revealed at the service and we think everyone will come away with smiles on their faces.”
The show has set up a special Kay Chancellor tribute website. On the site, you can read Kay’s obituary, see clips from the show, as well as cast tributes to Jeanne Cooper not seen in the May special. Click here for more.