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'The Young and the Restless' plans Jeanne Cooper tribute

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    In this June 27, 2010 file photo, actress Jeanne Cooper arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. CBS says soap opera star Jeanne Cooper has died. She was 84. (AP)

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    In this June 8, 2008 file photo, Jeanne Cooper poses with her award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her work on The Young and the Restless" at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. CBS says soap opera star Cooper has died. She was 84. (AP)

"The Young and the Restless" will honor the late Jeanne Cooper with a special tribute episode on Tuesday, May 28, CBS announced Friday.

Cast members, along with Cooper's friends and family, will share their favorite memories of the actress, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 84. In addition, the episode will feature clips from Cooper's time on the series and interviews with her from the show's recent 40th anniversary.

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"Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves," Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of Daytime CBS, said in a statement. "The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and coworker 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."

Cooper was "Y&R's" longest-running cast member, playing Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years and winning two Emmys for the role.

Her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, shared the news of her passing on Twitter Wednesday: "Mom passed this morning. She was in peace and without fear. U all have been incredible in your love. In her name share it 2 day with others."

Cooper's tribute episode will air Tuesday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on CBS.

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