It’s a sad day for fans of beloved actress Suzanne Somers, who passed away at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with an aggressive form of breast cancer. The actress, best known for her roles in hit TV shows such as “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” had been diagnosed with the disease several months ago and had been undergoing treatment.
Born on October 16, 1944, in San Bruno, California, Somers rose to fame in the 1970s with her breakout role as Chrissy Snow on “Three’s Company.” Her bubbly personality and signature laugh made her an instant fan favorite, and she quickly became a household name. She went on to star in numerous other TV shows and films throughout her career, including “Step by Step,” “She’s the Sheriff,” and “The Love Boat.”
In addition to her acting career, Somers was also well-known for her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for health and wellness. She wrote several books on topics such as anti-aging, hormone replacement therapy, and weight loss, and launched a successful line of health supplements and skincare products.
Somers was married twice, first to Bruce Somers from 1965 until their divorce in 1985, and then to Alan Hamel since 1989. She leaves behind two children, daughter Leslie and son Stephen, as well as three grandchildren.
Tributes have poured in from fellow celebrities and fans alike, remembering Somers for her kind heart, generosity, and unforgettable performances. Co-star John Ritter, who played Jack Tripper alongside Somers’ Chrissy Snow, said in a statement, “I will always be grateful for the time we spent together on ‘Three’s Company.’ Suzanne was a true friend and a beautiful soul. My thoughts go out to her loved ones during this difficult time.”
Suzanne Somers may have left us too soon, but her legacy lives on through her countless contributions to the world of entertainment and her commitment to promoting health and wellness. Rest in peace, dear Suzanne.