The cause of death for actress Suzanne Somers has been revealed.
According to Somers’ death certificate obtained by The Blast, she died from “breast cancer with metastasis to the brain.” Hypertension and hydrocephalus were also listed as underlying conditions that contributed to her death.
Somers suffered from hydrocephalus, which causes “abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles (cavities) deep within the brain,” for over a year, per her death certificate.
Somers’ longtime publicist R. Couri Hay released a statement on behalf of the “Three’s Company” actress’ family following her passing.
“Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15th. She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years,” Hay wrote.
The statement continued, “Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family. Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly.”
In a separate statement, Hay revealed Somers’ “beautiful house” where she spent her final moments was a dream of hers.
“There were all these plans and she was always working and dreaming and had brought her family into the business, and the grandchildren and step-children were all part of the business,” her publicist shared, adding Somers was “very engaged right to the end.”
On July 31, Somers spoke openly about her cancer battle in a post on her Instagram page.
“Since I have been taking time off from work, many of you have asked for more details about my health. As you know, I had breast cancer two decades ago, and every now and then it pops up again, and I continue to bat it down,” she wrote in the caption of a photo of her and her husband Alan Hamel, whom she married in 1977.
She continued, “I have used the best alternative and conventional treatments to combat it. This is not new territory for me. I know how to put on my battle gear and I’m a fighter.”
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Somers also credited her longtime love for being by her “side every step of the way.”
“I can’t even explain how much he has done for me. If it’s even possible, we are even closer than ever,” she added.
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