Renowned actress Suzanne Somers, best known for her memorable roles on hit TV shows such as “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” has passed away at the age of 76. Somers, who would have celebrated her 77th birthday on Monday, died peacefully at her home on Sunday morning.
The news was confirmed by Somers’ longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay, who revealed that the actress succumbed to an aggressive form of breast cancer that she had bravely battled for over 23 years. Somers was surrounded by her loving family, including her husband Alan, son Bruce, and other immediate family members.
Despite facing health challenges, Somers remained actively engaged in her professional and personal life until the end. According to Hay, she spent her final moments in a house that was “one of her dreams,” reflecting her ongoing passion and dedication to her work and aspirations.
A private family burial is scheduled for this week, with a memorial service planned for November. The family expressed their gratitude to the millions of fans and followers who cherished Somers and shared in her extraordinary life.
In the weeks leading up to her passing, Somers had openly shared her health journey, revealing in a July Instagram post that her breast cancer had returned for the first time since her initial diagnosis in 2000. In the post, she emphasized her determination to combat the disease using a combination of alternative and conventional treatments.
Suzanne Somers’ career extended beyond acting, as she was also a prolific author, penning over 25 books and achieving New York Times best-selling status. Additionally, she made a mark in the health and beauty industry with ventures like the ThighMaster exercise equipment.
Survived by her husband Alan Hamel, son Bruce, stepchildren Stephen and Leslie, and six grandchildren, Somers leaves behind a lasting legacy in the entertainment world and beyond. Her husband, Alan Hamel, praised her resilience, acknowledging her remarkable determination and commitment, even after five decades together.