December 5, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Actress Suzanne Somers arrives on the Vainness Truthful Oscar Social gathering in Beverly Hills, Feb. 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photograph

Actress Suzanne Somers, the actress, spokeswoman and creator finest recognized for the sitcom “Three’s Firm,” died Sunday after a protracted battle with breast most cancers.

Somers, who rocketed to fame as ditzy blonde Chrissy Snow on the ABC hit within the late Seventies, later loved a profitable profession as a businesswoman. She died sooner or later earlier than her 77th birthday.

“Suzanne Somers handed away peacefully at residence within the early morning hours of Oct. fifteenth,” her publicist R. Couri Hay stated in an announcement launched to the media. “She survived an aggressive type of breast most cancers for over 23 years. Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her instant household.”

Although the household had been gathered for her birthday, Hay stated, “as an alternative, they are going to rejoice her extraordinary life.” The household additionally needed “to thank her tens of millions of followers and followers who beloved her dearly.”

The New York Occasions and celeb information website Web page Six reported that Somers died in Palm Springs.

After many small roles in movies and TV reveals, together with a non-speaking half as the lady within the Thunderbird in 1973’s American Graffiti, Somers hit it massive when “Three’s Firm” premiered in 1977.

Alongside John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt, she performed one in all two single girls sharing an residence with Ritter’s character, who pretends to be homosexual to keep away from the disapproval of their landlord.

Slammed by critics as low-brow “jiggle present” whose plots usually relied on drained tropes of mistaken identification, the collection however was enormously well-liked.

Somers left the present on the peak of its recognition after a contract dispute in its fifth season.

The late Nineteen Eighties introduced one other, albeit much less profitable main sitcom function in “She’s The Sheriff,” which ran for 2 seasons.

She gained renewed fame within the Nineties because the spokeswoman for the “Thighmaster,” a well-liked train machine, in a collection of commercials.

During the last two-plus a long time of her life, Somers wrote a number of books on ageing, weight loss plan and health-related points.

She married Canadian producer and tv host Alan Hamel in 1977, her second marriage. Hamel is 87.

Somers was identified with breast most cancers in 2000. In July of this yr, she posted on Instagram that her most cancers had returned.

“As you realize, I had breast most cancers 20 years in the past, and every so often it pops up once more, and I proceed to bat it down,” she wrote. “I’ve used one of the best different and standard therapies to fight it. This isn’t new territory for me. I understand how to placed on my battle gear and I’m a fighter.”

– Metropolis Information Service