When Jeanne Cooper -- matriarch of "The Young And The Restless" for nearly 40 years -- passed away in May, fans of her character Kay Chancellor wondered how the daytime soap would manage to give her a proper sendoff.
Today, Friday, August 16, marks the beginning of CBS' multi-episode tribute that will culminate in Kay's loved ones finding out that she passed away while on a trip with her husband Murphy (Michael Fairman). The actual memorial episodes and news of Kay's death won't air until September 3 and 4, CBS confirmed to The Huffington Post.
“In the coming weeks, Kay’s memory will be honored in several very special ways that allow us to pay tribute to Jeanne in the remarkable manner she deserves,” "Young And The Restless" executive producer Jill Farren Phelps said in a statement. “It is an extraordinary story that will bring the residents of Genoa City together to remember this woman they all loved.”
Watch a sneak peek of Jill (Jess Walton) at the beginning of Kay's goodbye storyline below:
"The Young And The Restless" airs on weekdays at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
Katherine's First Line
Katherine and Phillip Get Divorced
Katherine Bosses Jill Around From The Bathtub
Katherine Reveals Her Post-Facelift Look
Katherine & Phillip III's First Conversation
Katherine Looks Back On Her Promise To Make Jill Pay
Katherine Crashes The Abbott Family Christmas
Katherine Shoots Jill
Katherine & Her Maid Esther
Katherine Faces Off With Her Doppleganger Marge
Katherine & Jill's Catflight
Jill & Kay Argue Over Phillip's Death
Katherine Finds Out Jill Is Her Daughter
Katherine Confesses To Stealing Jill's Baby
Katherine Says Goodbye To John Abbott
Kay Remembers Killing Phillip
Katherine Finds Out Tucker Is Her Son
Katherine & Jill's Most Recent Scene
May 3, 2013