Suzanne Somers has passed away following a long battle with cancer. The Three’s Company star was 76.
According to Somers’ publicist, R. Couri Hay, Somers died peacefully at her home in Palm Springs, California, on Sunday, October 15. Somers would have celebrated her 77th birthday on October 16.
“She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years,” Hay told Page Six. Somer’s husband, Alan Hamel, her son, Bruce Somers Jr., and several other immediate family members were with her at the time.
To mark her birthday tomorrow, Hay said her family “will celebrate her extraordinary life.” He also noted that they “want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly.”
“A private family burial will take place this week, with a memorial to follow next month,” he concluded.
Suzanne Somers Had Been Battling Cancer On and Off For Over 20 Years
Suzanne Somers first battled cancer in the early 2000s and was able to go into remission. In July, the actress shared on Instagram that the cancer had returned several times over the years. And it had come back again. Somers also suffered skin cancer when she was in her 30s.
“I continue to bat it down. I have used the best alternative and conventional treatments to combat it,” she explained. “This is not new territory for me.”
“I know how to put on my battle gear and I’m a fighter,” she added before crediting her husband for being her biggest supporter.
“Alan has been by my side every step of the way. I can’t even explain how much he has done for me,” she shared. “If it’s even possible, we are even closer than ever. My incredible family has been so supportive, and have helped so much by keeping the business running so you can still have access to all the wonderful products. Thank you for the continued love and support. It’s only about who you love and who loves you – and I love you!”
Suzanne Somers spent over three decades working on film. Aside from Three’s Company, she starred in Step By Step, Love Boat, and Starsky and Hutch. Somers also enjoyed a successful modeling career. She left Hollywood in 2001 and later opened an organic skincare line.
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