Denise Alexander, a former cast member of “General Hospital,” pays tribute to her late co-star Jacklyn Zeman

Denise Alexander, a fellow cast member of “General Hospital,” paid a heartfelt tribute to her dear friend and co-star, Jacklyn Zeman, who tragically passed away on May 9 after a brief battle with cancer. Zeman, who had just celebrated her 70th birthday three days before her passing, had also recently completed her final episode on the show, which aired on April 27.

Denise Alexander shared her grief and fond memories of Jacklyn in a heartfelt letter, saying, “Oh girl, I can’t stop crying because I keep hearing your voice and laughing. I have always loved and cherished your sweetness, humor, brilliance, and lovely goodness. The finest embraces, too. I will always love you.” Their friendship extended beyond the screen, reflecting the strong bonds developed by the cast of “General Hospital.”

Denise Alexander had been part of the “General Hospital” cast since 1973, portraying the character of Dr. Lesley Webber, while Jacklyn Zeman joined in 1977 as Nurse Bobbie Spencer. Over the years, their friendship blossomed both on and off camera, creating a unique connection.

Notably, not all former castmates paid tribute to Jacklyn Zeman after her passing. Anthony Geary, who played Luke Spencer on the show for over 40 years and had his character closely connected to Zeman’s, praised her in a message, highlighting her kindness and professionalism. He shared how she never spoke ill of anyone, a rare quality in the competitive entertainment industry.

Frank Valentini, a soap opera executive producer, broke the news of Zeman’s passing, describing her as a “bright light” who brought positive energy to the set. He emphasized that while her presence would be greatly missed, her upbeat attitude and work ethic would always be remembered.

Condolences and tributes poured in from Zeman’s “General Hospital” TV family and fans, all acknowledging her generosity and positive outlook, even in challenging times. Laura Wright, who portrayed Carly Spencer and played Zeman’s on-screen daughter, expressed her gratitude for the time they spent together and praised Zeman’s spirit and remarkable life.

Tamara Braun, who also played Carly, joined in the tribute, expressing her deep sorrow and the desire to relive their moments of laughter and storytelling.

Sarah Joy Brown, the first actress to play Zeman’s daughter on the show, remembered her and sent love and support to Zeman’s family, friends, and fans, acknowledging her significant impact on the industry.

Jacklyn Zeman’s passing has left a void in the hearts of many, but her legacy as a talented actress and a remarkable human being will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved her.