Hollywood Actress Suzanne Somers, 76, dies after cancer battle

Suzanne Somers. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons


IBNS: Hollywood Actress Suzanne Somers passed away after battling cancer for decades, media reports said on Monday.

She was 76.

“Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15th. She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years,” Somers’ longtime publicist R. Couri Hay wrote in a statement shared on behalf of the actress’ family as quoted by People.

“Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family,” the statement continued. “Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly.”

In a separate statement, Hay also told PEOPLE that the “beautiful house” Somers spent her final moments in was “one of her dreams.”

“There were all these plans and she was always working and dreaming and had brought her family into the business, and the grandchildren and step-children were all part of the business,” her publicist said, adding that she was “very engaged right to the end.”

According to reports, her private family burial will take place this week.

A memorial will be held next month.

Somers was cast in the television role of Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company from 1977 to 1981 and as Carol Foster Lambert on Step by Step from 1991 to 1998.