by CBS NEWS
The Young and the Restless will broadcast a tribute to Jeanne Cooper, the veteran star of the daytime drama who died earlier this week, CBS announced Friday.
The special tribute episode is scheduled to air May 28.
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CBS said cast members, friends and family of the actress will gather next week to tape a celebration of her life. Interviews with Cooper from the show's recent 40th anniversary and clips of her years on the show will also be included.
"Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves," said Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president, daytime CBS. "The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience who loved her as much as we did."
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Cooper, who died Wednesday at 84, played grande dame Katherine Chancellor. She joined the soap six months after its March 1973 debut, staking claim to the title of its longest-tenured cast member.
The role earned her 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and a trophy for best actress in a drama series in 2008.