She was 91.
Bell's children revealed the sad news to The Hollywood Reporter, with the following statement:
Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful took to the shows' official Twitter accounts to pay their respects to Bell.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of a member of our CBS family and Daytime community, Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist, and co-creator of Y&r and B&b, Lee Phillip Bell. She was a pioneer in television and will be missed dearly.”
Lee worked with her late husband William J. Bell, and they co-created