It is with great sadness that we report the passing of beloved actress, author, and businesswoman Suzanne Somers, who lost her battle with breast cancer on February 10, 2023, at the age of 76. Best known for her roles on hit sitcoms such as “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” Somers leaves behind a legacy as a trailblazing female comedian and entrepreneur who inspired countless women to pursue their dreams.
Born on October 16, 1946, in San Bruno, California, Somers began her career in showbusiness as a singer and dancer before transitioning to acting. Her breakout role came in 1976 when she was cast as Chrissy Snow on “Three’s Company,” a popular comedy series that ran for eight seasons and cemented Somers’ status as a household name. She went on to star in several other successful TV shows and films, including “Step by Step,” “She’s the Sheriff,” and “The Love Boat.”
Off-screen, Somers was equally renowned for her advocacy of healthy living and wellness. She wrote numerous bestselling books on topics such as hormone replacement therapy, anti-aging, and weight loss, and launched a line of health supplements and skincare products. Her enthusiasm for alternative medicine and holistic approaches to health garnered both praise and criticism, but her influence on the industry cannot be denied.
Somers’ personal life was also subject to public scrutiny. Married three times, she was a vocal proponent of plastic surgery and underwent several procedures throughout her life. In 2001, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and became an outspoken advocate for early detection and treatment. Despite her brave fight, the disease ultimately claimed her life earlier this month.
Tributes have poured in from fans and fellow celebrities alike, remembering Somers for her infectious energy, sharp wit, and tireless work ethic. Co-stars John Ritter and Patrick Duffy, who worked alongside Somers on “Three’s Company,” expressed their heartfelt condolences, while actor and friend Burt Reynolds called her “a true pioneer for women in comedy.”
As we bid farewell to this beloved icon, we reflect on the indelible mark she left on entertainment history. Suzanne Somers will forever be remembered as a shining example of strength, resilience, and grace – both on screen and off. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Suzanne. Your light will never dim.