Fans’ love and admiration for Jerry Douglas was cemented by his extended run on the popular soap opera The Young and the Restless. Jerry won the hearts of countless people throughout his 25-year run as John Abbott on the TV show. The show was set in the made-up city of Genoa City.
Jerry, who had just turned 88 years old, passed away on November 9, 2021. So, what was the precise reason for his passing, and what else can we learn about it at this time? If you want a summary of the scenario, read on.
Jerry Douglas Cause of De@th
The actor’s representative told People that Jerry passed away on November 9, 2021, at the age of 88, only a few days before his birthday on November 12. The specifics of what led to his death were not revealed, although his representative did say that he passed away following what was described as “a brief illness.”
The Young and the Restless executive producer, Anthony Morina, released a statement on November 10, 2021, mourning Jerry’s death.
He stated, “On behalf of the entire Young and the Restless cast and crew, we offer our sincerest condolences to the Douglas family on the loss of Jerry Douglas.”
Anthony went on to state, “Jerry came to Y&R in 1982 with an amazing résumé of credits. Having an actor of his quality join the Y&R cast and introduce viewers to the legendary Abbott family was a stroke of luck for our show. John Abbott, as the patriarch of the Abbott family, has left an indelible mark on Y&R’s history. We mourn his passing.
Even though Jerry’s character passed away in 2006, the actor remained a regular on the soap opera (in the form of Jerry’s character’s ghost) until 2016.
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Jerry Douglas, Beloved Actor, and Family Man
On November 12th, 1932, Jerry was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts to parents who had emigrated from Eastern Europe as Jews. He played quarterback for the Brandeis football team and earned a degree in economics from the university.
Jerry started auditioning for acting roles after he graduated from high school, and in 1982 he landed the part of Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless.
Jerry has also guest starred on shows including The Bionic Woman and The Incredible Hulk as well as TV movies like The Christmas Wish and Melrose Place.
Jerry leaves behind his wife, Kym Douglas, sons Jod and Hunter, daughter Avra, and grandsons Avery and Avery Jr.
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