The world of Hollywood is in deep mourning as beloved actress Suzanne Somers passed away at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with cancer. The news of her death, initially broken by Page Six, has left the entertainment industry and her fans devastated. Many celebrities, including Megyn Kelly, took to social media to express their sadness and pay tribute to the iconic star.
Megyn Kelly, a prominent journalist, expressed her heartbreak on Twitter, sharing, “Oh no! So sad to see this. She loved to make people laugh. I met her once and she just beamed kindness and beauty and love. R.I.P. Suzanne Somers.” The official Twitter account of “Watch What Happens Live” also paid tribute to the actress, acknowledging her joyous moments on the show and stating, “Rest in peace, Suzanne Somers. From her days on the iconic sitcom Three’s Company to her joyous moments in the #WWHL Clubhouse, she always brightened our lives. She will be deeply missed.”
Goldie Hawn, a fellow actress, commented on Instagram, expressing her sadness with the words “sad so sad.” Bethenny Frankel, a former Bravolebrity, also took to social media to express her dismay: “OH NO.” Olivia Munn joined in the sentiment by sharing a broken heart emoji, while Khloé Kardashian shared her sadness on her Instagram Story, saying, “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…”
Suzanne Somers’ long-time publicist, R. Couri Hay, confirmed that she passed away peacefully at home on the early morning of October 15th, just one day before her 77th birthday. He shared, “She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years. Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family.” According to a friend of the actress, Somers passed away in her new “all green home” in Palm Springs, in her sleep with her loving husband by her side.
The actress’ family had originally planned to gather on Monday to celebrate her birthday, but instead, they will now be honoring her extraordinary life and expressing their gratitude to her millions of fans and followers. A private family burial is scheduled to take place this week, with a memorial planned for the following month.
Suzanne Somers was a true fighter. She battled not only breast cancer but also skin cancer and hyperplasia throughout her life. In an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” in July, she bravely stated, “I have been living with cancer since my 20s. And every time that little f—ker pops up, I continue to bat it back.” Her resilience and determination serve as an inspiration to all those fighting their own battles.
The entertainment industry has lost a remarkable talent, and Suzanne Somers’ legacy will forever be remembered. Her infectious smile, kindness, and unwavering spirit touched the lives of many. Hollywood collectively mourns, remembering the incredible woman who brightened their lives with her presence. Rest in peace, Suzanne Somers.