We are all devastated by the passing of Lee Phillip Bell. A television pioneer and powerhouse in her own right, she elevated daytime television in co-creating “The Young and the Restless” with her equally iconic husband, Bill Bell. We sadly mourn our true matriarch. ?????? pic.twitter.com/V5nUaz4N5E— Melody Thomas Scott (@MelodyThomasSco) February 26, 2020
The announcement of the death was given by his three sons, William James Bell, Bradley Phillip Bell and Lauralee Bell Martin with a statement: "It was a wife, a mother and a grandmother loving and supportive. Nice and kind, has enriched the lives of all those who have known her. We will miss her very much."