Suzanne Somers, Iconic Actress of Three’s Company and Step by Step, Passes Away at 76
Suzanne Somers, the beloved actress known for her unforgettable roles in Three’s Company and Step by Step, has sadly passed away. She died peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, just one day before her 77th birthday. Despite battling an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years, Somers remained a symbol of strength and resilience.
In a statement, Somers’ longtime publicist shared that she was surrounded by her loving husband, Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family. They had gathered to celebrate her birthday, but instead, they will now honor and remember her extraordinary life. The statement expressed gratitude to Somers’ millions of fans and followers who cherished her deeply.
Somers spent her final moments in the beautiful house that she had always dreamed of. Throughout her life, she constantly worked, dreamed, and involved her family in her endeavors. Even until the end, she remained engaged and filled with passion for her work.
A private family burial will take place this week, followed by a memorial in November. This will provide an opportunity for her loved ones, friends, and fans to come together and celebrate her remarkable legacy.
Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel’s Extraordinary Journey
Before her birthday, Somers shared her excitement about spending the special day with her nearest and dearest. This included her beloved husband, Alan Hamel, their three children Leslie, Stephen, and Bruce, as well as their spouses and six beautiful grandchildren.
In an interview, Hamel, who married Somers in 1977, spoke highly of his wife’s resilience. He admired her amazing determination and unwavering commitment, even after five decades together.
In a heartfelt Instagram post in July, Somers bravely revealed that her breast cancer had returned for the first time since her initial diagnosis in 2000. With a photo alongside Hamel, she expressed her determination to fight the disease once again. Having faced this challenge before, she knew how to put on her battle gear and become a fighter.
Somers expressed immense gratitude for the unwavering support of her husband and family. Alan stood by her side every step of the way, providing her with strength and love. She acknowledged the incredible support of her entire family, who helped to keep her business running and ensure her fans could still access her wonderful products.
Remembering Suzanne Somers’ Legendary Career
Suzanne Somers left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry through her iconic roles. She captivated audiences as Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company (1977-1981), and as Carol Foster Lambert on Step by Step (1991-1998). Additionally, she portrayed Sheriff Hildy Granger in She’s the Sheriff (1987–1989).
Apart from her acting career, Somers was a prolific author, penning over 25 books and achieving New York Times best-selling status. She also ventured into the world of health and beauty with her renowned ThighMaster exercise equipment.
Somers is survived by her blended family, including her husband Alan, her son Bruce, her stepchildren Stephen and Leslie, and her six cherished grandchildren.
Suzanne Somers will forever be remembered for her talent, resilience, and zest for life. She touched the hearts of many and will be greatly missed.