Suzanne Somers, the vivacious and beloved actress best known for her roles in hit sitcoms “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” has passed away at the age of 76. Her death was announced by her family on Wednesday, who confirmed that she had been battling cancer for several years.
Born on October 16, 1946, in San Bruno, California, Somers began her career in show business as a singer and dancer before transitioning to acting. She rose to fame in the late 1970s with her breakout role as Chrissy Snow on “Three’s Company,” a popular sitcom that ran for eight seasons and cemented her status as a household name.
In the 1980s, Somers continued her success with another hit sitcom, “Step by Step,” where she played the matriarch Carol Foster Lambert. The show ran for seven seasons and solidified Somers’ position as a beloved figure in American television.
Somers’ talents extended beyond acting, as she was also a successful author, entrepreneur, and health advocate. She wrote numerous books on health and wellness, including “The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection – The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men” and “Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick.” She also launched her own line of health products, including supplements and fitness equipment.
Throughout her career, Somers received numerous awards and nominations for her work, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her role in “Three’s Company.” She was also inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984.
Somers’ passing has sparked an outpouring of tributes and condolences from fans and fellow celebrities alike. John Ritter, her co-star on “Three’s Company,” remembered her as “a dear friend and a kind soul.” Other stars, such as Valerie Bertinelli and Jason Alexander, also shared their fond memories of working with Somers.
Suzanne Somers leaves behind a legacy of laughter, joy, and inspiration. Her contributions to entertainment and health education have touched countless lives, and her memory will continue to brighten the world for generations to come.
Rest in peace, Suzanne Somers. Your light will be deeply missed, but your spirit will live on forever.