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Jerry Douglas Dies; Young and the Restless Star Was 88

Jerry Douglas Dies; Young and the Restless Star Was 88

One of the most familiar faces on daytime TV has died.

Jerry Douglas, best known for his role as John Abbott, has died.

He was 88.

According to People, Douglas passed away Tuesday after a short illness.

Douglas first appeared on the show in 1982 and remained a part of the cast for over 30 years.

His expansive TV credits include Mannix, Police Woman, Mission Impossible, The Rockford Files, Cold Case, Melrose Place, Crash, and Arrested Development.

On the movie front, he has appeared in Mommie Dearest, Avalanche, and Oliver Stone’s JFK.

"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," Anthony Morina, executive producer of The Young and the Restless, wrote in a statement on Wednesday.

"Jerry came to Y&r in 1982 with an impressive resume of credits."

"Our show was lucky to have

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