'The Young and the Restless' Star Jerry Douglas Dead at 89

Soap actor Jerry Douglas, famous for his decades of work in “The Young and the Restless,” has died … TMZ has learned.

The cause of death and when Jerry died are both currently unclear, but those details are expected to come soon.

JD logged nearly 900 episodes on ‘Young & Restless’ dating back decades … he was the third actor to play John Abbott, presiding over the Abbott Mansion and Jabot Cosmetics for 25 years until the fan-favorite character was killed off in 2006.

He appeared in tons of other big TV shows over the years, including … “Cold Case,” “Melrose Place,” “Mission: Impossible,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “The F.B.I.”  … just to name a few.

Jerry also worked on the big screen, with smaller roles in movies like “JFK” and “Good Guys Wear Black.”

Douglas was 88 and recently celebrated his birthday early with a bunch of his former castmates from ‘Young & Restless.’

He’s survived by his wife, Kym Douglas, and his children.


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