Young & Restless Youngster Judah Mackey Grieves the Loss of His ‘Papa’: ‘I Know He Will Always Be With Me’
Genoa City youth’s beloved family member will be missed every day.
Young Judah Mackey, who plays the charming Connor Newman on Young & Restless shared a touching memorial post on social media in tribute to his ‘Papa’, as he grieves the loss of the man he saw as “the smartest, most generous person,” who “loved his family so much.”
Mackey shared a beautiful series of photos of himself with his Papa that spanned from the time he was a baby until the present and spoke about the special things he’ll look back on. “I’ll miss our talks about space and the universe, woodworking in his shop, playing cards, watching the races and going on hikes together.”
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The young man certainly has a way with words as he memorialized his Papa further by stating, “Even though he is no longer here, I know he will always be with me. Rest peacefully, Papa. You are loved and will be missed every day.”
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The hashtags on Mackey’s post indicate that his Papa suffered from Glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer of the brain that can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures. The full post with photos can be seen on Judah Mackey’s Instagram if you are a follower.
Our hearts go out to Judah Mackey and his family at this difficult time. Feel free to leave messages of condolences for the Mackeys in the comment section.
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<p>Although <em>The Young and the Restless</em> introduced Hilary Curtis as Cane Ashby’s assistant at Chancellor Industries, you could tell even without reaching for your glasses that there was more to Mishael Morgan’s character than met the eye.</p>
<p>Dunno how many items on Cane’s to-do list Hilary was checking off in this photo, but the discreet schemer was definitely working hard — at least at making the boss’ then-wife Lily Winters believe that they were mixing business and pleasure.</p>
<p>After Lily’s father Neil learned that Hilary had cast herself as a wrecking ball and his family as a condemned building because she blamed him for her mother’s death, he apologized, she accepted, and before you knew it, they were…</p>
<p>Losing their heads over one another, Hilary and Neil became lovers and, soon after, married. Lily objected as loudly and often as she could, but even she wasn’t as opposed to the union as her adopted brother, Devon Hamilton.</p>
<p>Also enamored of Hilary, Devon longed to come between her and Neil — and not just in pictures, either. So though he and his stepmother loathed the idea of hurting Neil, they nonetheless started canoodling behind his back.</p>
<p>After Hilary and Devon’s affair was exposed, she went from being Neil’s missus to his son’s in record time. But the honeymoon came to a screeching halt when Neil crashed it, accidentally sending the bride off a cliff in the process. Oopsie.</p>
<p>Upon awakening from her fall-induced coma, Hilary had no memory of her love for Devon for just long enough for her to sleep with the husband that she <em>could</em> recall: vindictive Neil. When at last the dust settled, “Hevon” was — well, duh — reunited.</p>
<p>When not breaking up and making up with Devon — hey, everybody needs a hobby — Hilary busied herself squabbling with <em>GC Buzz</em> co-host Mariah Copeland over which of them was really the show’s Mary Hart. Ironically, they wouldn’t realize that they could’ve been pals all along until… well…</p>
<p>Though she was never going to be a Hilary fan, even Lily didn’t mean for her longtime nemesis to die from injuries sustained in the car accident into which she drove them. At least Devon and Hilary were able to retie the knot before… sniffle… you know.</p>
<p>You could’ve knocked Devon over with a feather when he got a look at Amanda Sinclair, the lawyer contesting his grandma Katherine Chancellor’s will on behalf of <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Chance Chancellor</span> Cane’s scheming father, Colin Atkinson: She was a dead ringer for his late wife! With good reason, of course, since Morgan was playing her own doppelganger.</p>
<p>For a hot minute there — emphasis on the “hot” — it looked like Amanda and Billy Abbott’s habit of hanging out at dive bars was going to lead them across the line that separates friends from lovers. But alas, even tipsy, they remained on opposite sides of said line, never becoming more than the kind of pals who have the chemistry of a potential supercouple.</p>
<p>Devon assured girlfriend Elena Dawson that he wasn’t drawn to Amanda because of her resemblance to Hilary. Or, you know, at all. But no sooner had Elena cheated on him with Amanda’s sometime beau Nate Hastings than the lawyer and Devon got much closer than they are in this photo.</p>
<p>After learning that she and Hilary were twins, Amanda sought out birth mother Naya — and got a <em>whole</em> lot more than she bargained for. She’d met ice cubes that weren’t as cold as Mom, sister Imani had trouble written all over her face, and when they approached Amanda, it wasn’t with open arms but a whole mess of family drama involving her grandfather’s suspected culpability in her father’s death.</p>
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