Suzanne Somers’ cause of death has been revealed after the actress passed away peacefully on October 15.
The actress, writer, singer, businesswoman, and sitcom legend who was best known for her roles in Step by Step and Three’s Company died at the age of 76 just a day before her 77th birthday.
Her family now issued a statement in which they confirmed that a celebration of life will be held for the beloved actress.
“Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15th. The family will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly,” her publicist said.
Meanwhile, Suzanne’s daughter-in-law Caroline Somers spoke to New York Times and revealed that the actress succumbed to her illness after battling “an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years.”
Just months before her passing, Somers’ opened up about her battle with cancer in a candid post in which she thanked her husband and her family for taking care of her.
“Since I have been taking time off from work, many of you have asked for more details about my health. As you know, I had breast cancer two decades ago, and every now and then it pops up again, and I continue to bat it down,” she wrote in July.
“I have used the best alternative and conventional treatments to combat it. This is not new territory for me. I know how to put on my battle gear and I’m a fighter. Alan has been by my side every step of the way. I can’t even explain how much he has done for me. If it’s even possible, we are even closer than ever.”
Somers’ continued: “My incredible family has been so supportive, and have helped so much by keeping the business running so you can still have access to all the wonderful products. Thank you for the continued love and support. It’s only about who you love and who loves you – and I love you!”
Our thoughts remain with Suzanne’s family during this challenging time.