Nothing compares to watching the beloved matriarch of the Forrester family, Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery), die on November 26, 2012, in a beautiful cabin by the side of a lake. Stephanie died from lung cancer, which became a crucial part of the character’s storyline for two years. She died next to her biggest rival, Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), but the two had worked incredibly hard to make sure their negative relationship came to an end before Stephanie took her final breath, thankfully coming to an understanding of respect. For years, Stephanie called Brooke every name in the book, but to see them end on good terms was a heartwarming moment.
Originally, some viewers weren’t fans of how she ended her run, but in 2013, Flannery spoke to TV Guide about the decision and how she asked producer Brad Bell, “‘You’re gonna have Brooke there with her at the end, right?’ He looked up and gave me this great big grin and said, ‘Yes, that’s who it is.’ I said, ‘Fabulous!’ I think it worked out really well.” However, Stephanie’s death was a huge blow to the show and viewers. Stephanie was the glue that held the Forrester family together and her snarky comments about Brooke, like calling her the “sl** from the Valley,” always provided a giggle.
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