Los Angeles, October 16, 2023 — Suzanne Somers, the beloved actress known for her iconic roles in “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” has passed away at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Her family confirmed the news, stating that they had gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday, but instead, they will now honor her extraordinary life and express gratitude to her millions of fans and followers who cherished her dearly.
A Trailblazing Career
Suzanne Somers began her acting journey in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with small parts in TV shows like “The Love Boat” and “One Day at a Time.” However, it was her portrayal of Chrissy Snow in the hit sitcom “Three’s Company” that catapulted her to stardom. She graced the show for five of its eight seasons before a pay dispute led to her departure. Following a hiatus from on-screen acting, she returned in the early 1990s as the lead in “Step by Step,” which ran for seven seasons.
Beyond television, Somers built a multimillion-dollar fitness empire. She became a household name through commercials for the Thighmaster and ButtMaster exercise equipment. Additionally, she authored self-help books on wellness and weight loss. In 2019, she launched her own beauty brand.
A Fighter Against Cancer
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in her 50s, Somers courageously battled the disease for over two decades. In July, she revealed that it had returned but remained resolute: “I know how to put on my battle gear, and I’m a fighter,” she shared on Instagram.
A private family burial is planned for next week, followed by a memorial service in November. Suzanne Somers leaves behind her husband and son. Her legacy as one of the stars of American sitcoms will forever shine bright.