Suzanne Somers passed away last week at age 76. The Three’s Company star had breast cancer for many years, and in the end, it took her life.
In an interview with Larry King in 2001, Somers revealed that she had breast cancer and had been receiving treatment for a year. However, she stated that she refused to go through with chemotherapy and instead did alternative treatments.
Speaking with the Daily Mail, a source close to Somers reveals new details about the late actress’ cancer treatments. And it turns out her friends begged her to go down another path.
Suzanne Somers was born Suzanne Marie Mahoney on October 16, 1946, in San Bruno, California. She was raised by her mother and father and attended catholic high school.
Suzanne Somers friends ‘begged’ her to go through with chemotherapy
“She was advised by several people to consider the more conventional approach, but she did not listen,” a source close to Somers told the Daily Mail. “She really only found out that the cancer was back at the beginning of summer so she didn’t have that long to really do anything other than accept it. “
The source continued, “She has always rejected chemo, so it wasn’t even an option. Her friends and loved ones urged her to reconsider so many times during her cancer battles and at the end. She never regretted her decisions, and she was prepared to go. She believed that she lived a life beyond her wildest dreams and truly made a dent in the world.”
Moreover, the source said that Suzanne realized the end was near and could say goodbye to her loved ones just days before passing.
“The timing of her passing was a blessing because her loved ones were there. “She was able to say her goodbyes to everyone she loved, which was so many people. She was accepting of her fate and went with dignity.”
In an emotional interview with NBC News, her husband, Alan, recalled Suzanne Somers’ final moments.
“We were in bed together, and her breathing was erratic, and I had been talking to her for hours,’ he said.
“There was no response except when I kissed her, she responded, and then around five o’clock in the morning, she was gone.”
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