Jerry Douglas, greatest identified for his starring position on cleaning soap opera The Younger and the Stressed, has died on the age of 88.
In 1982, Jerry Douglas made his debut on the CBS TV collection as John Abbott, the patriarch of the Abbott household, taking on from Brett Halsey.
Whereas the character’s loss of life was depicted on the present in 2006, Jerry Douglas continued to make appearances as hallucinations seen by different characters, his final look being in 2016.
The actor’s household has introduced that he died on November 9 following a quick sickness, with Anthony Morina, govt producer of The Younger and the Stressed, paying tribute in a press release.
‘On behalf of your entire firm of The Younger and the Stressed, we ship our deepest sympathies to the Douglas household on the passing of Jerry Douglas,’ he mentioned.
‘Jerry Douglas got here to Y&R in 1982 with a formidable resume of credit. Our present was fortunate to have an actor of his caliber be a part of the Y&R solid and introduce the viewers to the enduring Abbott household.
His contribution to the legacy of Y&R as Abbott household patriarch, John Abbott remains to be felt to this present day. He will likely be sorely missed.’
All through his profession, Douglas appeared in movies together with Avalanche, The Godson and Mommie Dearest, and TV collection together with Melrose Place, Arrested Growth, The Rockford Recordsdata, and Mission: Not possible.
He would have celebrated his 89th birthday on Friday, November 12.
A number of folks have paid tribute to the late actor, together with TV host Jillian Barberie, who tweeted: ‘Jerry Douglas was one among a sort. Stylish, with a depraved humorousness. My coronary heart goes out to his household. Love you Kym,’ referencing Douglas’ widow, TV host Kym Douglas.
Douglas’ The Younger and the Stressed co-tar Kate Linder additionally wrote: ‘I had the pleasure of working with #JerryDouglas for #manyyears @YRInsider #yr my coronary heart and ideas are with Kym and your entire Douglas household. #rip #youwillbesorelymissed.’