10/18/2023: Suzanne Somer’s cause of death has been revealed by her family. She passed of breast cancer.
Somer’s daughter-in-law, Caroline, confirmed the cause by saying Somers “survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years”. She passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by family.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Suzanne Somer’s husband, Alan Hamel and son, Bruce Somers, Jr., are opening up about their final moments with her before her passing.
“We couldn’t get anything out of her. She wasn’t talking at the end,” Hamel recounted. “The last couple of days she stopped eating, stopped talking, wouldn’t take her medicine and we didn’t know if she was alive or not. I kept taking her blood pressure, but she wouldn’t respond. She was not responsive in any way.
“Then, when I kissed her, she responded, kissing me back, and I knew that she heard what I was saying,” he continued. “I had talked to her for hours, well into the night, hoping that she could hear me. And I think she did hear me.”
Suzanne’s son, Bruce, took to Instagram to write a tribute for what would have been his mother’s 77th birthday.
“During the last year or so, when she was in pain, I’d ask her, ‘Are you in pain?'” Bruce said. “And she said, ‘So much it’s not even worth talking about it.’ And that’s her strength, just to push it out,” Bruce shared. “And somewhere in the middle of that, at every holiday, she was present. We were having these beautiful exchanges, and she even managed to cook her incredible meals at Thanksgiving, and [we had] all of those wonderful experiences.”