'Bobbie Spencer' actress Jacklyn Zeman dies at 70 Cause of death
Image Courtesy of Frank Valentini via Twitter (@valentinifrank)

Another unfortunate news came to the entertainment industry just this May 10. General Hospital soap opera actress, Jacklyn “Jackie” Zeman dies at the age of 70. This news shocked the fans, as General Hospital’s executive producer confirmed this unfortunate incident. The sudden news caught people thinking about what could have been the cause of the death of Jacklyn Zeman. Let’s also take a look back at her wonderful career.

General Hospital has been a long-running soap opera under ABC. The show started way back in 1963 and runs up until the present time. Jackie Zeman began in the show in 1977 and paved the way for her character Barbara “Bobbie” Spencer.

Jacklyn Zeman’s cause of death

Details about Zeman’s passing were not immediately released. However, reports about the General Hospital actress’ surfaced right after the executive producer of the show, Frank Valentini, posted an official statement on his Twitter account. Frank starts his Tweet, “On behalf of our General Hospital family, I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved @JackieZeman.”

He then continues to admire Jacklyn Zeman, and her personality as a “bright light,” just like her character Bobbie Spencer. “…and true professional that brought so much positive energy with her to work,” Valentini adds.

Although the executive producer has not written about the 70-year-old actress’ cause of death, ABC7 Eyewitness News reported that it was a “short battle with cancer.” In their report, ABC News was able to talk and get this information from Jackie Zeman’s family.

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Image Courtesy of General Hospital via Twitter (@GeneralHospital)

Moreover, the official social media of General Hospital also expressed their sadness at Zeman’s death. She would always be one of the beloved members of the longtime-running soap opera and be remembered as the iconic Bobbie Spencer. The GH family sends their deepest condolences to the family of Jackie.

The actress is survived by her daughters, Cassidy and Lacey.

Fans react to the actress’ passing

Under the Tweets of Frank Valentini and General Hospital, fans took the time to share their shock and heartbreak upon knowing the news. Everyone airs their sadness and sends their prayers and condolences to her family. She’s truly considered to be one of the legends in the entertainment industry, and fans agree.

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Many people in the comments section of the posts shared about watching Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Spencer in their childhood. It’s full of condolences and looks back at the iconic roles the actress’ took on. And at some point on Twitter, #RIPJackie made its way into the trending topics in the United States.

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Image Courtesy of Twitter

Jackie Zeman’s career lookback

The 70-year-old actress was born in New Jersey, USA, on March 6, 1953. Before landing a role in the series, One Life To Live, she has been in several small parts of the TV and film industry. And before the birth of General Hospital’s Bobbie Spencer in late 1977, Jacklyn Zeman played Lana McLain in the television series One Life To Live from 1976 to 1977.

Throughout her career, Jackie Zeman has portrayed numerous legendary roles in television and film. This led to numerous nominations from huge acting bodies. From her Bobbie Spencer role alone, Zeman received three Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and one Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominations.

Jacklyn Zeman also received nominations under the Indie Series Awards. She received two Best Supporting Actress nominations (For Drama and Comedy) with Misguided. Furthermore, Zeman also became a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in her role in The Bay.

We extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family of Jacklyn Zeman. Until then, stay with us here at Spiel Times for more content.

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