It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Suzanne Somers, the talented actress known for her roles on beloved sitcoms Three’s Company and Step by Step. Somers passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of October 15th, just one day before her 77th birthday. She had bravely battled an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years.
Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family during her final moments. They had planned to celebrate her birthday, but instead, they will cherish the memories of her extraordinary life. The family extends their gratitude to Suzanne’s millions of fans and followers who truly loved her.
In a separate statement, Suzanne’s publicist revealed that the beautiful house where she spent her last moments was one of her dreams. She had big plans for her family and had involved them in her successful career. Even up until the end, Suzanne remained passionate and engaged.
Suzanne will be laid to rest during a private family burial this week, and a memorial will be held in November to honor her life and legacy.
A Love Story: Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel
Suzanne and Alan’s love story was one for the books. They tied the knot in 1977 and enjoyed five decades together filled with love and support. In a recent interview, Alan expressed his admiration for Suzanne’s resilience and determination. He marveled at her ability to face challenges head-on, including her battle with breast cancer.
Suzanne’s Battle with Breast Cancer
In July, Suzanne took to Instagram to share the news that her breast cancer had returned for the first time since her initial diagnosis in 2000. She spoke of her experience and how she continued to fight against the disease using alternative and conventional treatments. Suzanne’s strength came from the unwavering support of her family, especially her devoted husband Alan.
A Legacy Beyond Acting
Suzanne’s talent extended far beyond her acting career. In addition to her iconic roles as Chrissy Snow and Carol Foster Lambert, she was also a successful author, penning more than 25 books and becoming a New York Times best-selling author. She also ventured into the health and beauty industry, most notably with the ThighMaster exercise equipment.
Suzanne Somers leaves behind a blended family, including her husband Alan, her son Bruce, her stepchildren Stephen and Leslie, and her six grandchildren. She will always be remembered for the joy she brought us through her performances and for her relentless spirit in the face of adversity.
Rest in peace, Suzanne. Your memory will forever live on in our hearts.