Suzanne Somers, star of comedy series Three’s Company and Step By Step has died.
The actress was aged 76.
Somers died peacefully at home on Sunday, according to her publicist, who relayed that the actress had survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years.
Somers early career included spots on The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Love Boat and One Day at a Time.
She was also a pioneer for women, suing ABC for $2 million after they fired her following a demand for equal pay.
“I’ve been playing what I think is one of the best dumb blondes that’s ever been done,” Somers said at the time. “But I never got any credit. I did it so well that everyone thought I really was a dumb blonde.”
ABC eventually settled out of court.
“Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family,” a statement read.
“Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly.”
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