Beloved actress Jacklyn Zeman, known for her portrayal of Bobbie Spencer within the hit soap opera “General Hospital,” has died at 70 years old, in response to the show’s executive producer.
“Identical to her character, the legendary Bobbie Spencer, she was a vibrant light and true skilled that brought a lot positive energy together with her to work,” Frank Valentini said in an announcement on Twitter.
“Jackie can be greatly missed, but her positive spirit will at all times live to tell the tale with our forged and crew. We send our heartfelt sympathy to her family members, friends, and family, especially her daughters Cassidy and Lacey.
Details on her reason for death weren’t revealed.
Zeman appeared in greater than 800 “General Hospital” episodes across 40 years, earning an “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” Daytime Emmy nomination for her role as Nurse Spencer.
“Jacklyn Zeman has been a beloved member of the ‘General Hospital’ and ABC family since she originated the enduring role of Bobbie Spencer over 45 years ago,” the show said on Twitter. “She leaves behind a long-lasting legacy for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of the bad girl turned heroine and can at all times be remembered for her kind heart and radiant spirit.
Zeman, a Recent Jersey native, began acting in highschool and attended Recent York University, where she studied dance before she landed her first major television role on “One Life to Live” as Lana McClain.
She is survived by her two children, Cassidy and Lacey.