The iconic ’70s TV star died in her home on the eve of her 77th birthday surrounded by her family early Sunday.
Suzanne Somers is dead at 76, according to her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay.
Somers, the “Three’s Company” actor, died in her home surrounded by her family early Sunday, the eve of her 77th birthday.
“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,” Hay said in a statement on behalf of Somers’ family.
It wasn’t immediately clear how Somers died. Hay said she “survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years.”
Somers will be buried in a private ceremony this week in Palm Springs, a source familiar with the matter said. A memorial will follow next month, Hay said.
Her family was flying in to celebrate her birthday and discussed what type of cake and food to get her, the source said, adding that now, “everyone is shocked and facing this terrible reality that she’s gone.”
In July, Somers shared on Instagram that her breast cancer had returned.
She told “Entertainment Tonight” at the time: “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 familiar battleground for me, and I’m very tough.”