Suzanne Somers attends the Clive Davis ninetieth Birthday Celebration at Casa Cipriani on April 6, 2022 in New York Metropolis. Somers died on Sunday at age 76, her publicist stated. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Pictures cover caption
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Suzanne Somers attends the Clive Davis ninetieth Birthday Celebration at Casa Cipriani on April 6, 2022 in New York Metropolis. Somers died on Sunday at age 76, her publicist stated.
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Suzanne Somers, greatest recognized for starring on the TV sitcoms Three’s Firm and Step by Step, has died at age 76.
The actor died early Sunday, on the eve of her 77th birthday, after residing with breast most cancers for greater than twenty years, in response to Somers’ publicist R. Couri Hay.
“Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her fast household,” Hay stated in an announcement. “Her household was gathered to have a good time her 77th birthday on October sixteenth. As an alternative, they’ll have a good time her extraordinary life, and wish to thank her thousands and thousands of followers and followers who liked her dearly.”
Somers leveraged her superstar to launch a profitable enterprise profession centered round wellness. She turned the spokeswoman for the leg-toning ThighMaster. She’s authored 27 books, largely on the subject of pure well being, in response to her publicist’s web site.
She was first recognized with breast most cancers in 2000. Her strategy to well being drew controversy on the time, when she determined to forgo chemotherapy therapy and embraced different treatments.
In July, she introduced she’d been privately dealing with most cancers since her preliminary prognosis.
“As you understand, I had breast most cancers twenty years in the past, and every so often it pops up once more, and I proceed to bat it down,” Somers stated in an Instagram publish. “I’ve used the most effective different and traditional remedies to fight it. This isn’t new territory for me. I understand how to placed on my battle gear and I am a fighter.”
Somers first gained consideration for her function driving a white Thunderbird in George Lucas’ American Graffiti in 1973. Her solely phrases had been mouthing the phrases “I like you” to Richard Dreyfuss’ character, The Related Press reported. She later stated that function “modified her life eternally,” the AP reported.
She gained a number of TV and movie credit throughout the Seventies however turned greatest often called one of many stars of Three’s Firm from 1977 to 1981, about two ladies and a person residing as roommates. She performed the stereotypical “dumb blonde,” Chrissy Snow.
“Creating her was really mental. How do I make her likable and loveable … dumb blondes are annoying. I gave her an ethical code. I imagined it was the childhood I might’ve appreciated to have had,” she advised CBS in 2020.
She advised the community she was fired from the present “for having the audacity to ask to be paid commensurate with males. They had been making 10 to fifteen occasions extra and [co-star] John [Ritter] was making far more than me.”
Her longest-running function was as a mom in a blended household on Step by Step. The sequence lasted from 1991 to 1998.
A non-public household burial shall be held this week, with a memorial to observe subsequent month, her publicist Hay stated.
James Doubek contributed reporting.