On October 15, 2023, the world lost an entertainment icon in Suzanne Somers, who lost her long-time battle against breast cancer at the age of 76, just one day shy of her 77th birthday. News of her passing sparked an outpouring of grief from fans, friends, and colleagues alike, with heartfelt messages honoring the late star’s resilience, kindness, and inspirational story flowing from every corner of the globe.
The most touching tribute of all, however, came from the Three’s Company star’s only child, Bruce Somers Jr. On Monday, the 57-year-old took to Instagram to pen a heartbreaking tribute to his late mother.
Bruce Somers’ Heartbreaking Tribute to the Late Suzanne Somers
Alongside an adorable image of mother and son, Bruce Somers Jr gave fans a glimpse into the powerful bond he shared with the late Suzanne Somers as he celebrated her life and legacy in a moving open letter.
“She soared higher than most can dream,” Somers began. “She protected those who didn’t have a voice, she asked the questions most didn’t know to ask, she shared her challenges and brought light to solutions. To so many, she was a brave warrior who articulated their fears. She wasn’t fearless, but she faced them so we could learn. She was a friend, a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entertainer, an icon, and a legend. But to me, she was just Mom. I had the privilege as the only person who could call her that.”
“Growing up, it was us against the world. And then she took the world by storm. It’s always too soon, no matter how prepared we may be. But she will live through me as she taught me to be kind, to be present, to love and be loved, to care, to express, and to always speak from the heart… Because THAT is the voice of God. Mom, you left me with all the tools, though I’ll still need your guiding spirit around me. I feel you and know you are there. But I will miss your sweet hand and caring eyes that would look deep into my soul for verification that everything was okay.”
“Thank you for being the best mother any son could ever dream of,” the grieving son concluded. “I miss you already. Call me greedy, but 57 years wasn’t enough. And yet, I received more love than I could ever imagine. I love you so dearly. Happy Birthday on what would have been your 77th birthday. Please gorge on all the birthday cake you want while you make all the other angels sing, dance, laugh, and cry. Today, Heaven is lucky.”
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