(WLTX) - The health crisis surrounding "The Young and the Restless" star Jeanne Cooper is is playing out like a real life soap opera.
The 84-year-old actress plays Katherine Chancellor, and is in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital.
Over the weekend her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, posted on Facebook and Twitter that he had said his goodbyes to his mother and was at peace with letting her go. However, a blogger mistakenly reported she had died, and a former "Young and the Restless" co-star, Victoria Rowell, tweeted out that same thing.
Bernsen angerly sent Rowell a message on Twitter blasting her for putting out the false information.
Cooper joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in November 1973, about seven months after the soap debuted.