Y&R's Kate Linder loses husband of 41 years
Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:27:17 AM
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The Young and the Restless' Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) is mourning the loss of her husband of 41 years, Ron Linder.

Love and prayers are circling around The Young and the Restless' Kate Linder (Esther Valentine), who confirms that her husband of 41 years, Ron Linder, has passed away from natural causes.

The actress posted an official announcement on her website, sharing details about the 77-year-old Tacoma, Washington, native's life.

"Linder was raised by his father, George Linder, a home builder and cabinet maker, and his mother, Dorothy. Linder was teaching at San Francisco State University when he met Kate just after she graduated from the university with Theater Arts degree," his obituary reads. "Between stage productions, his future wife was working at the University's activities office where they met, fell in love and the two were married on Valentine's Day in 1976. Linder was a proud husband who cheered on his wife when she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and remained supportive of her career and her biggest champion during their long marriage. Many who knew the couple were unaware of his impressive background and history as an educator, author, innovator and expert on many matters of public health and drug abuse treatment and training techniques."

Linder is survived by his wife, Kate; his mother, Dorothy; his children from his first marriage, Jon and Karyn; his nine grandchildren; his sister, Janis Pupo, and her husband, Frank; his brother, David, and his wife Marilyn; his brother, Gene; his sister, Jorgann Buzzell; his mother-in-law, Molly Wolveck; his brother-in-law, Randy Wolveck, and his wife, Gina.

"It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that my dear husband Ron passed away Monday night," Kate wrote on Twitter. "To the world Ron was an author, educator & innovator, but to me he was the love of my life & will forever be missed."

To read Linder's full obituary, visit Kate Linder's official website.

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