Hollywood is mourning the loss of life of Suzanne Somers, who grew to become a family title together with her function in Three’s Firm and later went on to star in Step by Step and She’s the Sheriff.
Somers died Sunday at age 76 at her house in Palm Springs, California, after a battle with most cancers, her longtime publicist R. Couri Hay mentioned in an announcement.
“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 speedy household,” the assertion learn. “Her household was gathered to have fun her 77th birthday on Oct. sixteenth. As an alternative, they may have fun her extraordinary life, and wish to thank her thousands and thousands of followers and followers who beloved her dearly.”
Somers starred in Three’s Firm reverse John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt for 4 seasons. Firstly of the fifth season, she requested for a increase from $30,000 an episode to $150,000 an episode, equal to what Ritter was making. ABC provided solely a $5,000 bump, and Somers missed two episode tapings earlier than being fired by the community.
She went on to star in Step by Step, She’s the Sheriff and Serial Mother amongst others. In 2012, Lifetime launched discuss present The Suzanne Present, for which she acquired an Emmy nom for finest host.
“Unhappy so unhappy,” Goldie Hawn commented on Instagram.
“I’m shocked and saddened,” Kathy Griffin wrote in a Threads publish. “Suzanne was an actual pal and ‘connector’. She beloved connecting folks with each other. Additionally an actual pioneer concerning equal pay for actresses in state of affairs comedies the place the person bought considerably extra wage than the lady. 💔”
Beneath, see what a few of her different well-known followers and buddies are saying about her life and legacy.