Suzanne Somers has passed away after decades of battling cancer. She was 76. What better way to reflect and honor the memory of the ‘Three’s Company’ actress other than looking at her show of strength throughout the years.
From 1977-1984 while filming ‘Three’s Company’, Somers learned that she had a form of cancer in her uterus.
“Even when I was Chrissy on Three’s Company, I had had cancer three times,” said Somers. “They call it severe hyperplasia in your uterus. I didn’t make a big deal about it. In my 30s, I got a malignant melanoma in my back. People just wanted to protect Chrissy Snow.”
After being seen leaving a liposuction facility rumors swirled about what exactly Somers was doing. She set the record straight in 2000 when she made an appearance on Larry King Live. “In the last year I have been battling and surviving breast cancer, and I was in that clinic, and it all has to do with my breast cancer.”
She continued to battle her breast cancer for the next 23 years. In July 2023 she shared a post to Instagram revealing that her cancer had returned for what would be the final time. In her post she praised her husband for sticking by her side.
“Alan has been by my side every step of the way,” she wrote. “I can’t even explain how much he has done for me. If it’s even possible, we are even closer than ever. My incredible family has been so supportive, and has 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!