Suzanne Somers, beloved star of the hit sitcom “Three’s Company,” passed away on October 15, just one day before her 77th birthday. The actress lost her battle with an aggressive form of breast cancer, which she had been fighting for over 23 years. This devastating news shook the entertainment industry and left millions of fans mourning the loss of an iconic figure.
A Life of Resilience and Strength
Suzanne Somers was a beacon of strength and resilience throughout her life. She bravely battled breast cancer since her 20s, enduring multiple recurrences of the disease. Despite the challenges she faced, Suzanne never let cancer define her. With every setback, she donned her battle gear and fought back with unwavering determination.
“I have been living with cancer since my 20s. And every time that little f***** pops up, I continue to bat it back. I do my best not to let this insidious disease control me.” – Suzanne Somers
A Promising Career Takes Flight
Born on October 16, 1946, in San Bruno, California, Suzanne Somers had an early passion for the arts. She began her career as a model, gracing the covers of magazines and gaining recognition for her captivating beauty. However, it was her breakthrough role as Chrissy Snow in the sitcom “Three’s Company” that catapulted her to stardom.
The Phenomenon of “Three’s Company”
“Three’s Company,” which aired from 1977 to 1984, was a groundbreaking sitcom that pushed boundaries and delighted audiences with its comedic genius. Suzanne Somers played the lovable and ditzy Chrissy Snow, captivating viewers with her comedic timing and infectious charm. Her portrayal of Chrissy earned her a place in the hearts of millions and made her a household name.
A Battle with Breast Cancer
In 2001, Suzanne Somers received a devastating diagnosis. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease that would become an ongoing battle in her life. Despite the initial shock, Suzanne faced her diagnosis head-on and became an advocate for breast cancer awareness and early detection.
The Return of Breast Cancer
Just three months before her passing, Suzanne Somers and her family shared the heartbreaking news that her breast cancer had returned. In an interview, Suzanne spoke candidly about her ongoing fight against the disease. She emphasized the importance of staying strong and refusing to let cancer control her life.
Remembering an Icon
Suzanne Somers’s impact extended far beyond the television screen. She touched the lives of countless individuals and left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Celebrities and fans alike took to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to the beloved actress.
Adam Carolla’s Tribute
Comedian Adam Carolla expressed his devastation over Suzanne Somers’s passing, describing her as a true icon and an amazing human being. His heartfelt tribute resonated with fans around the world, who joined him in mourning the loss of a dear friend.
“Devastated to hear about the passing of Suzanne Somers. A true icon and overall amazing human being. You will be greatly missed, my friend.” – Adam Carolla
Fran Drescher’s Remembrance
Actress Fran Drescher, known for her role in “The Nanny,” shared a heartfelt photo of herself with Suzanne Somers. In her tribute, Fran emphasized the importance of spreading joy, love, empathy, and kindness in a world that can often be challenging. She reflected on Suzanne’s impact and expressed how she will be remembered for years to come.
“The heaviness of this past week’s horrors just got worse with the loss of friend Suzanne Somers … RIP dear Suzanne, you will long be remembered.” – Fran Drescher
Honoring Suzanne’s Legacy
Suzanne Somers’s legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her. Her contributions to the entertainment industry and her tireless advocacy for breast cancer awareness will continue to inspire and empower others. As we say goodbye to a true icon, let us remember Suzanne for her resilience, strength, and unwavering spirit.