The cause of Suzanne Somers’ passing has been disclosed nearly a fortnight following the demise of the celebrated actress, known for her roles in “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” at the age of 76.
Suzanne Somers, who breathed her last on October 15 at her residence in Palm Springs, California, succumbed to breast cancer that had metastasized to her brain, as per her death certificate obtained by The Blast.
The official report cites the immediate cause of her demise as “breast cancer with metastasis to the brain,” with underlying conditions of hypertension (high blood pressure) and hydrocephalus (accumulation of fluid in the brain) contributing to her passing.
Somers passed away just one day prior to her 77th birthday, which her family later commemorated in her honor. Her husband, Alan Hamel, and her son, Bruce Somers, shared photographs of themselves lighting candles on a cake they had intended to share with Suzanne on her birthday.
In an Instagram post, the family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and affection they had received from Suzanne’s admirers and well-wishers. They emphasized that knowing how Suzanne had touched the lives of others was the most comforting gesture for them.
A representative for Somers had previously confirmed that her family was present with her at her Palm Springs residence when she passed away earlier this month.
In July, Suzanne Somers exclusively disclosed to ET that her battle with breast cancer had resumed, but she was resolute in her determination to confront it. She shared her unyielding spirit, saying, “I have been living with cancer since my 20s. And every time that little f***** pops up, I continue to bat it back. I do my best not to let this insidious disease control me. It’s a recurrence of my breast cancer. Like any cancer patient, when you get that dreaded, ‘It’s back,’ you get a pit in your stomach. Then I put on my battle gear and go to war. This is a familiar battleground for me, and I’m very tough.”
In a Facebook Live session that Alan Hamel conducted just hours before the revelation of his late wife’s cause of death, he shared the profound connection they had. He described their 46-year marriage as the highlight of his life, stating, “We were perfectly matched from the day we met 55 years ago, and for the past 42 years, we have never spent even one hour apart.” Despite her physical absence, he expressed his ongoing sense of her presence, saying, “I still feel her here. She is somewhere. I don’t know where, but I know she’s here.”