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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Spoilers: Dina’s Farewell

On May 27, 1983, Dina Mergeron made her first appearance on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and on Friday, Oct. 16, it will be time to say goodbye as the Abbott family lose their matriarch forever.

A new promo released by Y&R begins with clips from the ‘80s of Dina surprising John Abbott with her return and clashing with Jack. But there’s also a tender moment with Ashley. “People do make mistakes,” she told her daughter. “But if I had never been involved with Brent, you wouldn’t exist. And I will never apologize for your existence.”

Y&R Dina

Sadly, when Dina returned in 2017, it was soon revealed that she was suffering from Alzheimer’s. The Abbotts went through a lot of heartache and tears as they each processed the news and prepared for the inevitable outcome. And now it is time for them to say a final farewell to the woman they love. “Dina Abbott Mergeron lived a huge, full, amazing life,” Traci declares through her tears. Jack then raises his glass in a toast that the rest of the family joins. “To Dina,” he says. “And a life well-lived.”

The promo concludes with some behind the scenes footage of Dina’s portrayer, Marla Adams, receiving flowers on her final day taping at the soap to thunderous applause from the cast and crew. “Thank you for the memories,” the actress says into the camera, addressing the fans. “You will always be my family.”

Check out this promo for Dina’s farewell and get your tissues ready!

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