Suzanne Somers, the iconic star of “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step,” received a beautiful early birthday present from her loving husband, Alan Hamel, just before she tragically passed away. An insider shared with us that Hamel presented Somers with a handwritten love poem, delicately wrapped in her favorite pink peonies. It was meant to serve as a token of their enduring love and symbolize the depth of their connection.
Somers, who had been battling breast cancer for numerous years, sadly passed away one day shy of her 77th birthday. According to People, she read the heartfelt poem before retiring for the night and peacefully passed away in her sleep. The poem expressed the unpicturable nature of their love: “What brand of love do I feel for my wife Suzanne? The closest version in words isn’t even close. It’s not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction. Unconditional love does not do it. I’ll take a bullet for you doesn’t do it. I weep when I think about my feelings for you.”
Hamel, deeply moved by his profound love for Somers, added to the poem that there were no words to truly encapsulate their bond. Not even the scholars from Oxford University Press, with their extensive vocabulary, could find the perfect term. In light of this, Hamel coined the term “us” to represent their extraordinary and indescribable love, which he described as unique, magical, and truly wonderful.
A close friend of Somers revealed to Page Six that her adored spouse was by her side during her final moments. She peacefully passed away while nestled in her new “all green home” in Palm Springs. Surrounded by the love of her husband, her son Bruce, and her immediate family, Somers left this world, leaving an imprint on the hearts of everyone who knew her.
The news of Somers’ passing was confirmed by her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay. He shared a statement expressing that she had succumbed to the aggressive form of breast cancer she fought valiantly for over 23 years. Hay conveyed that Somers’ family and friends had originally planned to gather for her birthday on the following day. However, instead of celebrating her special day, they would come together to honor her extraordinary life.
The family has scheduled a private burial for Somers this week, with a memorial service planned for next month. While they grieve their loss, they express heartfelt gratitude to Somers’ millions of fans and followers who held a deep affection for her. Her impact as an actress and as a person will forever be remembered.
Somers and Hamel’s love story began in 1969 when they met on the short-lived competition show “Anniversary Game.” Two years later, they exchanged vows and embarked on a journey that lasted almost half a century. As a testament to their blended family, Somers became a stepmother to Hamel’s children from his previous marriage, Stephen and Leslie, in addition to being a loving mother to her own son, Bruce Jr. Their love story is built on a foundation of commitment and shared experiences, leaving behind a legacy that will endure.
Suzanne Somers’ final days were marked by a tender and heartfelt gesture from her husband. The love poem, wrapped in her favorite pink peonies, encapsulated their deep affection and the love that would endure beyond her passing. As we mourn her loss, we also celebrate a life that impacted countless individuals, leaving behind a legacy of love and inspiration.