Earlier this year the soap opera community lost another icon. On May 9th 2023, General Hospital’s Jackie Zeman passed away at the age of 70. Reportedly, the three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner suffered a short and seemingly private battle with cancer.
GH’s Tribute to Jackie Zeman and Bobbie Spencer Delayed
Additionally, the obviously devastating news came amidst more misfortune for GH. That’s when GH news reports confirmed the 2023 WGA strike. Unfortunately, Zeman’s death rocked the daytime television community and its audience a week into the strike. At the time of her death, Jackie’s friends and family expressed their devastation and sorrows. Immediately, General Hospital fans began to inquire about Jackie Zeman’s tribute episode.
It’s been a half of a year since the actress’s passing and fans are sick of waiting. Social media platforms showcase fan’s concerns regarding a proper episode to honor the late Jackie Zeman. According to the latest GH news and spoilers, the WGA strike played a role in the delay. During this time, General Hospital used replacement writers as a defense against cancellation. Moreover, GH rumors claim that ABC and General Hospital Executives chose to wait until the strike ended before delving into the plans.
Previously, GH news reports confirm that the writer’s strike ended on September 27th, 2023. However SAG-AFTRA’s strike against AMPTP came to a close on November 9th.
According to GH spoilers and rumors, a GH tribute to Jackie Zeman and Bobbie Spencer is set to air in the near future.