Three’s Company Star Dead at 76

( – Suzanne Somers, the star of the classic 70s and 80s TV show “Three’s Company,” has passed away at the age of 76.

R. Couri Hay, the actress’ publicist, sent out a statement to the media confirming that the TV star had died. According to the statement, Hay, who had survived a battle with an aggressive form of breast cancer for more than two decades, “died peacefully” surrounded by her husband and other members of her immediate family.

She passed away just a day shy of what would have been her 77th birthday.

At the end of July this year, the actress told her fans and followers on Instagram that her breast cancer had returned. In the post, she thanked her husband and her family for their support and the strength they have given her. She also revealed that she has undergone the “best alternative and conventional treatments” for her condition, and she promised to continue to fight for better health.

“This is not new territory for me. I know how to put on my battle gear and I’m a fighter,” part of Somers’ post read.

Somers’ publicist said that the actress’ remains will be laid to rest – privately – within the week while a memorial for her is being planned for November.

Somers played Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company from 1977 to 1981, and starred in a number of other roles in television shows until the late 80s. She then became a New York Times bestselling author, writing 25 books, and also founded a business that sold health and wellness products. She and her husband Alan were the owners of the famous ThighMaster fitness device, which reportedly netted the TV star as much as $300 million.

The actress and entrepreneur became extra active on social media like Instagram and Facebook when the pandemic hit, which she used to market her products and share snippets of her life with her followers.

Somers is survived by her husband, Alan Hamel, their three children Leslie, Stephen, and Bruce, as well as six grandchildren.

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