Iconic ‘Three’s Company’ Star Suzanne Somers Passes Away at 76

Iconic 'Three’s Company' Star Suzanne Somers Passes Away at 76

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Suzanne Somers, the actress known for her role in “Three’s Company,” passed away at 76, as confirmed by her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay. She died in her home, surrounded by her family, on the eve of her 77th birthday.

According to Hay, “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,”

The exact cause of her death is not immediately apparent. Hay mentioned that she “survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years.”

A private burial ceremony will be held in Palm Springs this week, and a memorial service is planned for the following month.

In July, Suzanne Somers had shared on Instagram that her breast cancer had returned. She expressed her determination to fight the disease, stating, “Like any cancer patient, when you get that dreaded ‘it’s back,’ you get a pit in your stomach. Then I put on my battle gear and go to war. This is a familiar battleground for me, and I’m very tough.”

While she had previously used alternative treatments to combat cancer, this time, she was under the care of a traditional doctor and undergoing treatment, according to a source familiar with the matter. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and faced skin cancer. Somers received both support and criticism for her advocacy of a chemical-free and organic lifestyle as part of her cancer-fighting approach.

Suzanne Somers had a prolific career in the 1970s, appearing in television shows like “The Rockford Files” and “The Six Million Dollar Man.” However, she was most famous for her role in “Three’s Company,” which aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984. She also played the mother in the long-running kids sitcom “Step by Step.”