Days after Suzanne Somers passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, the Three’s Company star’s family has decided to celebrate her 77th birthday in a special way.
On Tuesday, Somers’ husband, Alan Hamel, and her son, Bruce Somers, took to the late actress’ Instagram to share a video of her loved ones throwing a party for the late actress’ big day. The celebration included a sweet heart-shaped cake. “Thank you for the outpouring of love and affection for Suzanne,” the post reads. “So many of you have asked what you can do to support our family. The most comforting gesture for us is to hear how Suzanne affected all of your lives.”
Alan and Bruce also wrote that they have set up a Tribute Book on Suzanne Somers’ website. “We would greatly appreciate it if you would add your comments,” the duo added. “It helps for us to hear how her legacy of love lives on in all of you.”
In the video, Somers’ loved ones sang “Happy Birthday” to her and then declared, “We love you!”
As previously reported, Suzanne Somers passed away in the early hours of Sunday (October 15th). She had been fighting cancer on and off over the past 20 years. It was revealed that the Step by Step star had been surrounded by her family at the time of her death.
Suzanne Somers’ Son Bruce Opened Up About the Actress’ Impact on Him and Others
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, Suzanne Somers’ son Bruce spoke about her impact on not just him, but her fans as well.
“Yesterday, she was just mom,” Somers’ son explained. “And today she’s back to being Suzanne Somers in everyone’s eyes. I appreciate that. And I appreciate everything that she’s done. She has touched so many people.”
As Frazier continued to speak to Suzanne Somers’ loved, her husband Alan revealed he always thought he would be the first one to pass away between the two of them.
“We thought it would be me [first],” Alan recalled. “Because I’m 10 years older than Suzanne. And then I thought, ‘What a conundrum! If it’s me first then she’s alone. I don’t want her to be alone.”
Alan also explained that over the past 42 years, he and Somers hadn’t spent even one hour apart. “And my son, Bruce, refers to it as ‘functionally co-dependent,’ which I guess it is.”
Bruce went on to add that from his point of view, his parents were inseparable. “Alan is very private, and doesn’t want to be a public person. My mother loved being in the public, and so he protected her.”
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