Sad Details Emerge About Suzanne Somers’ Death

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The world is in mourning after the death of the former “Three’s Company” star Suzanne Somers, who died on Sunday morning after a long battle with breast cancer just one day before what would have been her 77th birthday. Now, new details have emerged about her tragic passing.

Somers Passes Away At 76

R. Couri Hay, Somers’ longtime publicist, confirmed that the actress died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of Oct. 15. She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years,” he told Page Six. “Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband, Alan [Hamel], her son, Bruce, and her immediate family.”

Hay went on to say that Somers’ family had been planning to celebrate her 77th birthday on Monday.

“Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly,” he concluded. “A private family burial will take place this week, with a memorial to follow next month.”

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Somers’ Final Days And Months

A source close to Somers gave more information about her death, saying that she died beside her 87 year-old husband Alan Hamel, who she had been married to since 1977.

“She died in her new ‘all green home’ in Palm Springs in her sleep with her loving husband by her side,” the friend said.

Fox News reported that Somers had previously battled skin cancer in her 30s and breast cancer in her 50s, managing to beat them both. She made the sad announcement back in July that her breast cancer had come back with a vengeance, however.

“I have been living with cancer for decades now, using the best of alternative and conventional medicine to keep it at bay,” she said at the time. “Every time that little f—– pops up, I continue to bat it back.”

“As one of millions of cancer patients, we do our best not to let this insidious disease control us. I find bliss in each day,” she continued. “My husband has been by my side every step of the way, and my family has been so supportive. Thank you for the outpouring of love and good wishes.”

Somers spent her final months trying to seek treatment for her breast cancer in the midwest, according to Daily Mail. Sadly, this treatment was unsuccessful, so she returned home to California in the last weeks of her life.

Related: Suzanne Somers Reveals The Intimate Detail That Made Her 43-Year Marriage Work

Hamel’s Final Love Letter To Somers

Hours before Somers died, her husband Hamel gave her an early birthday present that consisted of “a handwritten love poem wrapped in her favorite pink peonies.”

“I weep when I think about my feelings for you. Feelings… That’s getting close, but not all the way,” Hamel wrote. “55 years together, 46 married and not even one hour apart for 42 of those years. Even that doesn’t do it. Even going to bed at 6 o’clock and holding hands while we sleep doesn’t do it. Staring at your beautiful face while you sleep doesn’t do it.”

“I’m back to feelings. There are no words. There are no actions. No promises. No declarations,” he continued. “Even the green shaded scholars of the Oxford University Press have spent 150 years and still have failed to come up with that one word. So I will call it, ‘Us,’ uniquely, magically, indescribably wonderful ‘Us.”

Aside from Hamel, Somers is survived by her 57-year-old son Bruce, two stepchildren, and six grandchildren, all of whom were set to be present at her birthday celebration today. Please join us as they continue to mourn the incredible woman that was Suzanne Somers, and may she rest in peace.

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