General Hospital Spoilers: Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) Dead At 70
General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal the extremely sad news that daytime legend Jacklyn Zeman has passed away. She portrayed GH nurse Bobbie Spencer, debuting on the ABC soap in 1977.
General Hospital spoilers: Jacklyn Zeman Dead
The soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini, posted the news on Twitter: “On behalf of our General Hospital family I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Jackie Zeman. Just like her character, the legendary Bobbie Spencer, she was a bright light and true professional that brought so much positive energy with her to work.”
GH spoilers: Jacklyn Zeman Was a Daytime Legend
In a second post he added: “Jackie will be missed, but her positive spirit will always live on with our cast and crew. We send our heartfelt sympathy to her loved ones, friends and family, especially her daughters, Cassidy and Lacey.”
General Hospital spoilers: Fans Mourn Jacklyn Zeman
Fans were shocked and began to pour out their emotions on social media: “This is so heartbreaking” tweeted woodstockdad. “I’ve loved her since she was Lana McClain [on One Life to Live]. I feel like we grew up together.”
On behalf of our @GeneralHospital family, I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved @JackieZeman. Just like her character, the legendary Bobbie Spencer, she was a bright light and true professional that brought so much positive energy with her to work. pic.twitter.com/DxGdjYavab
— Frank Valentini (@valentinifrank) May 11, 2023
Zeman earned four Daytime Emmy nominations for her portrayal of the complicated nurse with a heart of gold. She was involved in one of the most heartbreaking soap plots ever, that of her young daughter dying in a bus crash. Her heart was donated to her sick cousin Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and the scenes involving her death are the stuff of soap legend.
The scene was included in this year’s Nurses Ball which paid tribute to Bobbie Spencer who devoted her life to GH.
Zeman was born on March 6, 1953, in New Jersey. She is survived by her daughters Cassidy and Lacey, and her grandchildren, Kennedy and Decker.
There is no word yet as to cause of Zeman’s death nor how the show will handle Zeman’s passing.
General Hospital spoilers: Fans Mourn Jacklyn Zeman
Zeman’s portrayal of Bobbie Spencer was the second time she portrayed a character named Bobbie. In 1976, she portrayed a woman named Bobbi on the soap opera The Edge of Night.
That same year she played the role of Lana on ABC’s One Life to Live before becoming the one and only hooker-turned-nurse Bobbie Spencer, the sister of soap legend Luke Spencer portrayed by Anthony Geary.
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May she rest in peace. I watched her from the day she started. She will be missed, my sympathies to her GH family.
I also for I so admired her and her sparkling personality, there was always a smile even in hard times.
So sad to read this news of Ms Zemans passing. I have watched her from Lana McLain to Bobbi Spencer’s last air date on GH.
God Bless her family !!!
I have been a fan of GH since Elementary School, Jackie aka Barbra Jean Spencer was one of my favorite characters. My condolences to her family. Another bright star from GH gone too soon. May she rest in peace.
Sending my condolences and prayers to the Jacklyn’s Family, GH Family and friends. Jacklyn Zeman aka Bobbie Spencer will truly be missed RWG
I was in shock as I read the death of Bobby ,she will be greatly missed rip prayers are with her and her family
I’m so sad to hear of her passing
R.I.P. Jackie, you will be missed..you was a big part of gh nurse’s ball 2033…it was great to see you at your finest with your gh family❤..peace and blessings to your family during this very sad time…
Condolences to her family and to her GH family.
I too watch her on GH from the beginning. She will truly be missed. Rest in peace Jacklyn Zeman
Such sad and shocking news. Jackie was well loved as Bobbi Spencer and will be truly missed. Prayers for comfort to her family and her fellow GH colleagues. Rest In Peace “Bobbi”.
R.I.P. you will be missed, gone to soon!!!
May you R.I.P. Condolences to her family and also her GH family. She will be missed. Watched her from her beginning on GH. Heartbreaking news.
May her beautiful soul rest and abide within her maker and hoping families and friends will find peace within each other .I’ve been watching GH for over 40 yrs now
RIP and gentle thoughts to your beautiful family watched you from the beginning you are going to be missed!
It always seemed her story line matched my life since day one. She will be missed forever in my den. God bless her family and friends as they cope with this loss. Carly must be devastated!!!!
I’m so sad!! She was one of the sweetest actresses I ever had the pleasure of meeting years ago! May she rest in peace!
Omg I’m so sorry! I’m a big fan of the show and a big fan of yours I’ve been watching the show since I was old enough you will be sadly missed.
I am so sad to hear this. My condolences to her family.
It’ broke my heart to hear about Bobbie passing away! Going to miss This Precious Lady ❤️
So Sad.. I loved her character.. Bobbie was such an amazing person.. She will be sorely missed…
I have watched Jackie since she first appeared on GH. She was an amazing actress from the first time she stepped on the show and I’m sure she will be sadly missed by all. May she rest in peace and sending love and sincere heart felt feeling to her family. Truly amazing is how I will always remember her.
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jaclyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) may she rest in peace, and her loved ones be comforted. She will be missed.
for her GH FAMILY and her real family
She will be missed. She was always a bright light.
Loved her character Bobbie❤️
Just heartbroken watched her from Day oneR I P
I have been watching GH for 55years and any time someone passes away it feels like family .
I am heartbroken one of the best!My condolences to her family.I watch every day!
I’m heartbroken to see yet another GH icon gone way too soon. Jackie Zeman you were always beautiful and fun to watch. Rest in Peace!
I’m so sorry for the loss of Bobbie. She was wonderful even when she was bad. Will miss her
This was a total shock to hear this news. Although she hasn’t been on GH much lately she will be totally missed. RIP Jacklyn Zeman.
She’s was a beautiful professional actress, the whole b.j. storyline was breathtaking and heartfelt.. along with the rape story with Rebecca herbest , I have so much so write about a wonderful woman she was . Legend
I am so sad to hear if her passing also. I have watched every episode since it started. I still watch reruns too. Bobbie was a fantastic actress and also a great person. My condolences to all her GH family and her own family. RIP Jackie.