LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Suzanne Somers, perhaps best known for her breakout role on classic hit series, “Three’s Company,” lost her years-long battle with cancer on Sunday, according to her rep.
Somers passed away at 76, just one day before her 77th birthday, Page Six reports.
The actress died early Sunday at the age of 76, the star’s longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay, told Page Six.
“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 says.
“Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband, Alan [Hamel], her son, Bruce, and her immediate family.”
Hay notes that Somers’ family had planned to gather on what would have been her 77th birthday Monday.
“Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly,” he concludes his statement.
“A private family burial will take place this week, with a memorial to follow next month.”
Suzanne Marie Somers was an actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson. She was cast in the television role of Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company from 1977 to 1981 and as Carol Foster Lambert on Step by Step from 1991 to 1998.
Somers’ net worth was estimated at $100 million