‘General Hospital’ actress Jacqueline Zeman dies at 70

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“Like her character, the great Bobby Spencer, she was a bright light and true professional who brought so much positive energy with her to work,” general Hospital said executive producer Frank Valentini

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Jacqueline Zeman, best known for her role as Bobby Spencer general Hospital, has died. She was 70 years old.

frank valentiniThe soap opera's executive producer announced his on Twitter Wednesday night.

“on our behalf @general Hospital Family, I am saddened to announce the passing of my beloved @jackiezman,” Valentini said. “Like her character, the legendary Bobbi Spencer, she was a bright light and true professional who brought so much positive energy with her to work.”

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“Jackie will be greatly missed, but her positive spirit will always live on with our cast and crew. We send our heartfelt condolences to her loved ones, friends and family, especially her daughters Cassidy and Lacey.” #G h,” He added.

Zaman was the first to join the cast general Hospital in 1977 and appeared in 880 episodes, according to imdb, She was nominated four times and once for a Daytime Emmy for her role on the soap opera playing the role of sophia madison bay,

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In a statement posted on Twitter, general Hospital Zeman has been a member of his family for more than 45 years.

The soap opera's Twitter account said, “She left a lasting legacy for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of bad girl-turned-heroine and will always be remembered for her kind heart and bright spirit.” “We are devastated by the news of his passing, and extend our deepest condolences to Jackie's family, friends and loved ones.”

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Zeman was also honored by those who worked with him.

Rick Springfieldwho made his showbiz debut playing Dr. Noah Drake general Hospitaltold People that he was “incredibly shocked and heartbroken to hear of Jackie's passing,” adding that he is grateful to Zeman, whom he credits with launching his career.

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“Such a genuinely kind soul who has no touch of diva and only has sweet things to say about everyone,” Springfield, 73, said. “She was the one (along with Gloria Monti) who helped launch my '80s career, when after a screen test along with several other hopeful young men, Gloria asked Jackie who she thought would make a good Noah Drake. And God bless her if Jackie didn't. Tell me. Love your soul as it soars sweet girl. You left your mark on so many of and you will not be forgotten.”

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