Jerry Douglas, very best identified for his role as relatives patriarch John Abbott on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” has died.
He was 88.
Douglas was beloved on the cleaning soap as the chairman of Jabot Cosmetics, a position he began in 1982.
John Abbott, together with his small children Jack, Traci, Ashley, and Billy created up 1 of the most famed people on the CBS daytime drama.
John Abbott was killed off the show in 2006 Douglas continued to make appearances periodically as the ghost of the character.
He very last appeared on the cleaning soap in 2016.
The series paid tribute to Douglas on social media.
“Please join us in sending our condolences to the relatives of Jerry Douglas, known for his prolonged-managing part as the legendary John Abbott on the The Younger and the Restless,” a tweet on the daytime drama’s verified Twitter account. “He will be tremendously missed by the Y&R loved ones.”
Make sure you be part of us in sending our condolences to the spouse and children of Jerry Douglas, recognized for his very long-managing job as the iconic John Abbott on the The Youthful and the Restless. He will be enormously skipped by the Y&R family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7Kihvgqiel
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) November 11, 2021
Relaxation in peace my dear Television spouse Jerry Douglas. Thank you for the laughter all these a long time. A great deal substantially really like to you and your beautiful loved ones Kim and Hunter and everybody pic.twitter.com/cS478kBr5F
— Jess Walton (@JessWaltonYR) November 11, 2021
I had the pleasure of performing with #JerryDouglas for #manyyears @YRInsider #yr my coronary heart and thoughts are with Kym and the total Douglas relatives. #rip #youwillbesorelymissed pic.twitter.com/wCHlWroevg
— KATE LINDER (@KATELINDER) November 11, 2021
Final thirty day period, some of his former costars celebrated his approaching 89th birthday and actress Lauralee Bell shared a image of the celebration on her verified Instagram account.
“Feel so lucky to have been involved in this unbelievably particular birthday lunch for Jerry Douglas!,” Bell wrote in the caption. “Thank you @peterbergmanyr and @eileendavidsonofficial so considerably! I will cherish this afternoon generally.”
Immediately after the dying was announced, Bell was just one of the many who compensated Douglas tribute.
“I was blessed sufficient to know Jerry because I was youthful,” she wrote on Instagram. “At situations he felt like a father determine (probably mainly because we all required John Abbott as our father) and occasionally he’d remind me of my father, but additional normally with all the gatherings we’ve experienced, filled with laughs, he was the kindest man and the sweetest good friend and I will overlook him so a great deal!”
Douglas was born Massachusetts and his skill at participating in football gained him a scholarship to Brandeis College.
He gave up his plan of finishing regulation university to pursue performing and examined with Uta Hagen in New York and Jeff Corey in Los Angeles.
His 1st credited job on IMDB.com was as a gangster in the movie “Blast of Silence” in 1961.
Douglas went on to seem in numerous Tv exhibits and movies these as “The Untouchables,” “The Donna Reed Demonstrate,” “Gunsmoke,” “Mommie Dearest” and “JFK.”
But it was “The Younger and the Restless” which built him famed.
“On behalf of the entire organization of The Youthful and the Restless, we mail our deepest sympathies to the Douglas household on the passing of Jerry Douglas,” Anthony Morina, executive producer of “The Youthful and the Restless,” explained to Deadline in a statement.
“Jerry arrived to Y&R in 1982 with an impressive resume of credits,” added Morina. “Our show was blessed to have an actor of his caliber join the Y&R cast and introduce the viewers to the legendary Abbott household. His contribution to the legacy of Y&R as Abbott relatives patriarch, John Abbott is even now felt to this day. He will be sorely skipped.”