Remembering Jacklyn Zeman: A Beloved Star

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the talented actress Jacklyn Zeman, who brought the beloved character Bobbie Spencer to life on the long-running soap opera “General Hospital.” Jacklyn’s bright light and professional demeanor touched the hearts of many, both on and off the screen.

Executive producer Frank Valentini took to Twitter to express his heartfelt condolences, saying, “Just like her legendary character, Bobbie Spencer, Jacklyn was a bright light and true professional who brought so much positive energy to our set. Her spirit will forever live on within the cast and crew of ‘General Hospital’.”

Frank Valentini's tweet

Jacklyn Zeman’s passing follows a courageous battle with cancer, as confirmed by her family. She leaves behind a remarkable legacy, having portrayed Nurse Spencer for over 40 years and appearing in more than 800 episodes of “General Hospital.” Her outstanding performance earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.”

Jacklyn Zeman in "General Hospital"

Born and raised in New Jersey, Jacklyn discovered her passion for acting while in high school. She later pursued dance studies at New York University, laying the foundation for her successful career. Before landing her breakthrough role on “General Hospital,” she even worked as a Playboy Bunny.

The news of Jacklyn’s passing has deeply affected her co-stars, who have paid tribute to her with heartfelt messages. Kathleen Gati expressed her sorrow, saying, “I am heartbroken to hear this news. Jacklyn was one of the kindest people I have ever met. My deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, and fans.” Parry Shen, who portrays Brad Cooper on the show, praised Jacklyn as an “absolute legend” and described her as down-to-earth, loving her stories about the show’s early days.

Cast members from "General Hospital"

Jacklyn Zeman’s legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of the loyal viewers who admired her portrayal of Bobbie Spencer. We extend our sincerest condolences to her daughters, Cassidy and Lacey, as well as her loved ones, friends, and dedicated fans during this difficult time. May her kind heart and radiant spirit be cherished and remembered for years to come.

Jacklyn Zeman

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