Suzanne Somers’ Husband Reveals All About Her Final Moments

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The legendary former “Three’s Company” star Suzanne Somers passed away on Sunday just one day before her 77th birthday after a 23-year battle with breast cancer. Her beloved husband Alan Hamel, who she was married to since 1977, is now speaking out to reveal what her final moments were like.

Somers’ Final Moments 

Hamel, 87, was by Somers’ side when she died on Sunday morning, and he’d known the end was near for days.

“We were in bed together and her breathing was erratic, and I had been talking to her for hours,” Hamel told NBC News. “There was no response except when I kissed her, she responded, and then around 5 o’clock in the morning, she was gone.”

Somers had revealed to the world back in July that her cancer had returned, and she’d spent the six weeks before her death seeing specialists in Chicago. She arrived back at her Palm Springs, California home just a few days before her passing, and Hamel thought that she seemed alright at first.

“She was eating and was, you know, taking her medicine,” he recalled. “All of a sudden she wasn’t responding and she wasn’t eating and she wasn’t taking her meds. As I know her so well I thought, ‘I wonder if I should call 911?’ And I knew that she wouldn’t want that and that she did not want to go to a hospital.”

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Hamel ‘Talked To Her For Hours’

Hamel didn’t leave her side during the final days of her life.

“I talked to her for hours, every night, and I assumed she could hear me because her lips responded. Hopefully, she was understanding what I was saying,” he said. “I’m just kind of shuffling along right now. Fortunately, we have a great family and they were all here.”

“I wouldn’t say I was surprised,” Hamel later added to Today, referring to her death. “She was heavy breathing at the very end, and I gave her a pill to relax the breathing but it didn’t work. And I was grateful that I was with her when she left us, and it was very peaceful and it was beautiful. And she was beautiful.”

Somers’ family had gathered at her home days before her death as they prepared to celebrate her 77th birthday on Monday.

“Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th,” her longtime publicist R. Couri Hay told E! News. “Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly.”

Related: 5 Surprising Facts About Suzanne Somers Come To Light After Her Death

Hamel’s ‘Love Poem’ To Somers

The day before Somers died, 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, according to Daily Mail. “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.”

As Hamel mourns the love of his life, he’s trying to focus on remembering what an “amazing” person she was.

“She was an amazing, amazing woman,” he said. “Aside from all her accomplishments, she was an amazing wife and an amazing mother, as well. She’s the one who pulled our family together. I didn’t do it. She did it. She really knew what she was doing. So I will miss her.”

Please join us in saying a prayer for Hamel and the rest of Somers’ family during this difficult time.

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