Suzanne Somers passed away at the age of 76, just one day before stepping into her 77th year.
The American actress lost her years-long battle with “aggressive form of breast cancer” and died early on Sunday, October 15.
The star’s longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay, released a statement annoucing the unfortunate news and shared, “Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband, Alan [Hamel], her son, Bruce, and her immediate family.”
He revealed that, “A private family burial will take place this week, with a memorial to follow next month.”
Celebrities took to social media to send their condolences in the wake of heartbreaking news.
Khloé Kardashian wrote on her Instagram Story, “This one hurts my heart. I love you @suzannesomers.
“I’ll never forget your positive loving outlook on life. Your sweet heart and gentle spirit! Rest, dance, smile in paradise…, " she shared.
Former Dancing with the Stars pro, Tony Dovolani recalled partnering with Somers during Season 20 in 2015.
“Rip @suzannesomers what an honor getting to know you #danceinheaven beautiful human being so saddened by this news,” he wrote on Instagram.
Sandra Lee shared on Instagram, “Suzanne – kind and generous, fun and funny, and just a few weeks ago was giving me advice on doctors and longevity.”
“So saddened to hear this. She was a friend & supportive when I was diagnosed with black mold. When we ran into each other, she would lean over & whisper, ‘We’re survivors!'” Morgan Fairchild wrote.
Goldie Hawn also reacted to the tragic loss, commenting on Instagram that Somers’ passing is “sad so sad.”
In the early 1970s, she played minor roles in film and TV, later won a role on the series Three's Company, as Dick Clark's wife.
In 1991, Suzanne starred opposite Patrick Duffy, on the TV series Step by Step.
Since the end of that show, she has begun co-hosting the series Candid Camera in 1992. The Ropers and She’s the Sheriff is a few more names among her long list of shows.