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Y&R Star Courtney Hope Pens Stunning Tribute After Losing A Mentor

The Young and the Restless Courtney HopeThe Young and the Restless Courtney Hope

The Young and the Restless star Courtney Hope revealed that she recently experienced a difficult personal loss. The Sally Spectra actress shared poignant details and memories as she remembered her friend and mentor.

Courtney Hope Mourns The Loss of Her Friend And Mentor

Hope took to Instagram to remember Kenneth Mader, who had a profound impact on her life. She shared several photos of them working together and of herself in projects he helmed. The actress also shared a heartfelt caption, explaining what the multi-award-winning writer, director, and producer meant to her.

“This one is a difficult one,” Hope wrote. “Yesterday, I lost an amazing soul, mentor, friend, director, co-producer and supporter. I will miss my dear friend Ken Mader dearly, and I am so thankful for all my time spent with him collaborating and creating on many projects. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the advice and lessons he taught me the new first time producer I was during ‘Displacement’ and how he guided me as an actor from his directorial and writers perspective.

“He wore many hats, but the greatest one was being a visionary and a companion,” she continued. “His legacy will live on through his films and his lesson. I am so thankful to have spent time creating memories I will never forget, and for having someone believe in me as wholeheartedly as he did. That support will never leave me. I love you and miss you Ken.”

Hope worked with Mader on the 2016 film, Displacement, which he both wrote and directed. Before his death, Mader had neuroendocrine carcinoma, a rare form of colorectal cancer. Soap Hub sends its deepest condolences to Courtney Hope and Mader’s family and friends.

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