Suzanne Somers, popular TV actress from such shows as Three’s Company and The Six Million Dollar Man, has sadly passed away.
Tragically, according to sources, Somers passed away yesterday following a protracted fight with breast cancer, one day before turning 77.
It was well known that the actress had been ill for a while; a routine mammogram in 2000 had revealed her initial diagnosis of breast cancer.
Despite her difficulties, Somers maintained a good outlook and was even enthusiastic about the future in her final Instagram photos, which were uploaded a few hours before she passed away.
The Magnum Force star reportedly gave her 256,000 followers a free gift on Saturday night in addition to posting on Friday night to wish them a “very lucky Friday night,” according to the Daily Mirror.
Somers, on the other hand, expressed her joy last week at the fact that it was her birthday month.
She wrote, “Good morning!!!” October marks my birthday month, so happy birthday to me!” There are so many amazing things going on.
The actress’s death is obviously mourned very deeply. Fans hurried to the comment sections of her social media pages to offer condolences; while they were aware that Somers was battling cancer, they were still shocked by her untimely passing.
The 76-year-old provided a sincere update on Instagram in August of this year, writing:
“… 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.”
Yesterday, Somers’ spokesperson, R. Couri Hay, confirmed her passing to Page Six, saying:
“Suzanne Somers died quietly at home on October 15 in the early hours. She spent more than 23 years surviving an aggressive type of breast cancer. Alan, Suzanne’s devoted husband, her son Bruce, and the rest of her family were all around her.
She said that rather than their pre-planned reunion, her family will now assemble today to commemorate her birthday.
Instead, they want to honor her exceptional life and express their gratitude to all of her countless admirers. This week, a private family burial will be held; a memorial service will follow the next month.
Rest in peace, Suzanne Somers!