Jacklyn Zeman dead at 70: Beloved General Hospital actress famed for playing Bobbie Spencer dies as tributes pour in | The Sun

Jacklyn Zeman, the actress best known for her role as Bobbie Spencer on the soap opera General Hospital, has died at age 70.

Her death was announced by the show's executive producer Frank Valentini on Monday night.

"I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Jackie Zeman," he said in a tweet.

"Just like her character, the legendary Bobbie Spencer, she was a bright light and true professional that brought so much positive energy with her to work."

Zeman first joined the iconic ABC soap opera in 1977 and appeared in more than 800 episodes, Deadline reported.

She was nominated for five Daytime Emmy awards over the course of her career, four of which were for her performances on General Hospital.

The New Jersey native grew up studying ballet and attended New York University to major in dance.

But she ended up focusing on acting instead.

Zeman has also appeared in shows including The New Mike Hammer, Sledge Hammer! and Chicago Hope.

She is survived by two daughters.

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Zeman's last Instagram post was a video celebrating General Hospital's 60th anniversary.

Fans commemorated the star in the post's comment section.

"So very sad to hear about her passing! Rest in peace!" one Instagram user said.

"Thanks for the 45 years I watched GH and you being one of my favorites! Prayers to her family and the cast of GH!"

Others commemorated the star on Twitter.

"I appreciate everything Jackie Zeman gave to us," one user tweeted.

"A truly iconic actress and I hate that this has happened to the GH family. I really have no words."

Another heartbroken fan tweeted that "General Hospital will never be the same."

ABC Entertainment also released a statement about Zeman's death, which was obtained by Dateline.

"She leaves behind a lasting legacy for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of the bad girl turned heroine and will always be remembered for her kind heart and radiant spirit," the company said.

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"We are devastated by the news of her passing, and send our deepest condolences to Jackie’s family, friends and loved ones."

Zeman's cause of death has not yet been confimed.

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