The Young and the Restless famous actor Jerry Douglas has passed away at the age of 88. Jerry was best known for his role as John Abbott on the famous show. Douglas passed away on Tuesday, Nov 9 after a brief illness, his family announced Wednesday, according to Deadline. The exact cause of his death has not been provided at this time.
The Young and the Restless issued a statement saying, “On behalf of the entire company of The Young and The Restless, we send our deepest sympathies to the Douglas family on the passing of Jerry Douglas.”
“Jerry came to Y&R in 1982 with an impressive resume of credits. Our show was lucky to have an actor of his caliber join the Y&R cast and introduce the audience to the iconic Abbott family. His contribution to the legacy of Y&R as Abbott family patriarch, John Abbott is still felt to this day. He will be sorely missed.”