‘Y&R’ Eric Braeden Pays Tribute To Late Dabney Coleman

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The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden has taken the time to pay tribute to late actor, Dabney Coleman. Coleman passed away on Thursday, May 16th at the age of 92 and it was a huge blow to the acting community. So, what did Eric have to say about his longtime friend and the iconic actor? Keep reading for more details on how he honored Coleman.

Y&R Eric Braeden Pays Tribute To Late Dabney Coleman

It was a heartbreaking day when legendary actor, Dabney Coleman passed away. He had starred in such films as 9 to 5, Tootsie, and You’ve Got Mail. Though he was 92 at the time of his death, it did not make it any easier for those who loved and idolized him. His final role was in the hit series, Yellowstone so he spanned many generations. Even The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden had kind words to say about his friend, Dabney, According to Monsters & Critics, the two had been close for many years.

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So much so that Dabney was there for milestones in Eric’s career like when Eric Braeden celebrated forty years on Y&R as Victor Webster. More so, it was Dabney who encouraged Eric to take on the role that has forever changed his life. Eric paid tribute to his late friend on Instagram with two photos of them at his forty-year celebration. He is holding Dabney’s face and the two men are beaming at one another. In the caption, Eric wrote this:

“My old friend, Dabney Coleman, just passed! Upon his recommendation did I decide to do Y&R! Dabney was 92! A great actor, great friend and tennis player! REST IN PEACE, my friend!!!”


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It was such a beautiful moment between two legendary actors and close friends that fans immediately could not help but echo Eric’s sentiments. So many loved Dabney Coleman and his work that they loved everything that was said about him. This has been a devastating loss to the acting world and heartbreaking for Eric.

Beautiful Tribute

Fans of Eric Braeden’s who saw his tribute to Dabney Coleman had to chime in with how much they loved him, as well:

  • He was a fantastic actor and will be missed!🕊️
  • I loved Dabney Coleman, and he will most definitely be missed. Eric, I am so sorry that you lost such a good friend. I hope he is resting in peace now. ❤️🙏🏼
  • Eric, so sorry for the loss of your friend Dabney he will now and forever be remembered as a great actor to most and your friend.. ❤️🙏

Eric has faced his own challenges as he was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2023. That was terrifying for his family, loved ones, and fans. Luckily, by August 2023, he was in remission so hopefully, it stays that way. What a beautiful tribute for an amazing man.

Are you shocked to learn how close they were or did you already have an idea? Let us know in the comments below. Rest in paradise, Dabney. You won’t soon be forgotten.

Amanda Lauren

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