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The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jerry Douglas Dead, John Abbott Actor Mourned

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jerry Douglas Dead, John Abbott Actor MournedThe Young and the Restless spoilers reveal that the soap world has lost another legend. Jerry Douglas was the third actor to play John Abbott in the CBS soap. Sadly, Douglas passed away at the age of 88. Douglas would have turned 89 on November 12, 2021. Friends, family, fans, former co-stars and the acting industry are speaking out.

Jerry Douglas’ Death

Y&R spoilers reveal that TMZ reports Douglas passed away, news that is confirmed by the actor’s family. Douglas began playing the role of John Abbott in 1981 and last appeared in 2016. The actor reportedly left the earthly realm after battling a brief illness.

Y&R Spoilers: 89th Birthday Celebration

Douglas’ 89th birthday would have been this Friday. Despite not making it to 89, friends and family wrote on Twitter that the actor did get to celebrate it. Donald Peebles, Jr. wrote that Douglas celebrated his birthday with Lauralee Bell (Christine Williams), Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott), Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin) as well as his wife, Kym Douglas.

Playing John Abbott

The Young and the Restless spoilers reveal that not too long ago, Jack was thinking about his lonely life and John Abbott was mentioned. At the time, Bergman explained that Jack has made a lot of mistakes in life and is now in John’s place as the patriarch of the Abbott family. That interview brought Douglas’ name up in conversations in soap forums and on social media.

Due to John being such a fan-favorite character in Y&R’s history, it would be nice for the soap to air a tribute episode. However, we will have to see if that happens or not.

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Other Projects

The CBS soap was not the only project attached to Douglas’ name. The actor is also credited with appearing in The Final Show, Cold Case, Melrose Place, Mommie Dearest, Barnaby Jones, The Rockford Files, The Incredible Hulk, The Streets of San Francisco, Bonanza, The Bionic Woman, Mission: Impossible and many more. His very first credited role was in 1961 in which he played a gangster in Blast of Silence.

On Twitter, many people are posting memorable scenes and stories relating to Douglas’ portrayal of John Abbott. What are your favorite moments from when Douglas played the Abbott patriarch? What are some of the best storylines from his time on the CBS soap?  It is a very sad day for many and our thoughts go out to Douglas’ family and friends during this difficult time.

Be sure to catch up on everything happening with Y&R right now. Come back often for The Young and the Restless spoilers, news and updates.

  1. Guest says

    R.I.P Jerry Douglas

  2. Guest says

    R. I. P. Jerry Douglas. Enjoyed watching you play John Abbott on Y&R. You did your best to keep Jack straight. Not an easy task. Also enjoyed your conversations with “Jack” after your passing on the show. Rest In Peace.

  3. Guest says

    I never knew there were any other actors who played John Abbott! Jerry was IT! The best! He is so missed…

  4. Sunni92862 says

    They always used to have the “famous” Abbott breakfasts – Scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon etc , in the fancy silver trays in the side buffet in the dining room.

    It would have been fun to have been invited !! .
    Maybe the show can have the Abbotts – Traci, Ashley and Jack maybe Dina (Marla Adams) gather and show the bloopers of the scenes at breakfast and other scenes !!

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  6. Guest says

    R. I. P. Jerry. Jerry was always a gentlemen and loved.

  7. Guest says

    I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's Passing. He Will Be Miss. I Will keep his Family and Friends in my Prayers. R.I.P.

  8. Guest says

    Were A Great Actor, & The
    & Cast Was Better Off For
    Having You Amongst Them.
    My Favorite Time When
    JOHN ABBOT Would Have
    A Heart To Heart With
    One Of His Kids Or Grand
    Kids, Or If He Told Old
    VICTOR Where To Stick
    Is & Will Always Be A Pain
    In The Butt BULLY, It's
    Time For Someone To
    Take VICTOR Down &
    Put Him In His Place
    Finally. Will Miss JERRY

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