In her final moments, Suzanne Somers radiated excitement about the future, as evident in her last Instagram posts, shared mere hours before her passing on Sunday. Just the day before, she had generously offered her followers a free gift, hinting at the possibility of a fortunate Friday night. Her anticipation for the coming weeks was palpable when she enthusiastically declared, “Good morning!!! It’s October which means, it’s my birthday month!!” She eagerly anticipated the exciting events that lay ahead.
Tragically, Suzanne succumbed to her long-standing battle with breast cancer, the disease she valiantly fought for over two decades. Her demise was announced shortly after her final post. Heartfelt condolences poured in from fans of the beloved Three’s Company star, expressing their sorrow for the loss of this iconic personality. One fan reminisced about their childhood admiration for Suzanne, while another acknowledged her as an enduring icon. Many others shared how Suzanne’s podcasts, infectious smile, sharp wit, and laughter had profoundly impacted their lives, making them feel like they had lost a dear friend.
Suzanne’s journey with cancer began in her 30s when she was diagnosed with skin cancer. Later, in her 50s, she faced the daunting challenge of breast cancer. Despite the hurdles, she remained resilient, regularly updating her fans on her condition through Instagram. In August, she bravely shared, “…As you know, I had breast cancer two decades ago, and every now and then it pops up again, and I continue to bat it down. I have used the best alternative and conventional treatments to combat it,” revealing her unwavering determination to fight the disease.
Suzanne’s publicist, R. Couri Hay, confirmed her peaceful passing at home in the early morning hours of October 15th. Surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and immediate family, Suzanne bid farewell after enduring an aggressive form of breast cancer for more than 23 years. Plans for a joyous birthday reunion were tragically transformed into preparations for a celebration of her extraordinary life. Her family expressed deep gratitude to the millions of fans and followers who cherished her, and they announced a private family burial scheduled for this week, with a memorial to follow next month.
In her passing, Suzanne Somers leaves behind a legacy of strength, resilience, and joy. Her ability to face adversity with a smile and inspire others with her spirit will forever be remembered.