Suzanne Somers, who was well known for starring as Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company and Carol Foster on Step by Step, has shockingly passed away. Many of Somers’ fans, colleagues and friends took to social media to pay tribute to the star, who was beloved by many in the entertainment industry.
What do we know about Suzanne Somers’ passing?
Suzanne Somers, the renowned actress, has sadly passed away on October 15, one day shy of her 77th birthday. Somers died peacefully at her home as confirmed her publicist R. Couri Hay, and is survived by her family and friends. A private family burial for the Golden Globe-nominated actress will be held this week, with a memorial service set to follow next month.
“She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years,” Hay wrote in a statement handed over to E! News. “Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family. Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly. “
What are some of the tributes that have poured in for Suzanne Somers?
Barry Manilow was one of the first people to pen down a tribute for the late actress on social media. The post read: “Suzanne and I were friends for decades. She was the sister I never had and my close confidant forever. We shared triumphs and heartaches. Her fame in so many fields overshadowed her real talent as one of our greatest comedic actors, a loving mother, an amazing homemaker, and one of the world’s best cooks. I will miss her dearly and hope that she is now out of pain and at peace.”
Following suit, Deborah Roberts said: “How sad to hear that actress and Uber businesswoman, Suzanne Somers, has died. She was going to turn 77 tomorrow. She had fought breast cancer for more than 2 decades. Will never forget her ‘Chrissy’ in the hit show Three’s Company.”