Former House Hunters host Suzanne Whang died Tuesday (September 17) in her Los Angeles home after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 56.
Whang’s partner Jeff Vezain said in a Facebook post on her page that he was by her side when she died around 7:20 p.m.
Suzanne Whang (1962-2019). A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories. On Tuesday evening around 7:20pm, Suzanne breathed her last breath here at home, as I knelt beside her and caressed her. For thirteen years she confronted cancer with courage, humor, determination and optimism. She was immensely encouraged by the love of her family, friends and those she had yet to meet. Your kind, loving messages always lifted her spirits. I know she would prefer that her life be celebrated, as opposed to her passing mourned, but I also know how vehemently she disagreed with anyone being told, “Don’t cry.” So…cry if you will. I’ve been crying a LOT! And laughing…and everything in between. It’s all part of life, but laughter was a staple of our dynamic. Her audacious sense of humor blessed many, shocked a few, but allowed us to laugh in the face of adversity. She was an amazing daughter, sister, friend, mentor and advocate. As I, her family and her closest friends process her transition, we ask for your prayers and loving thoughts. We have appreciated all of the kind words and memories shared on her Facebook page. It has brought much comfort. As I say good bye to a soul who was more than a true love, but also a best friend and an intellectual and spiritual book-end, know that we may not be able to respond to queries, but will try to keep you updated. Thank you. Love & Blissings, Jeff Vezain
HGTV also released a statement to USA Today mourning the loss of the host: "Suzanne was warm, funny and kind with a distinctive voice that made everyone feel at home," the network said in a statement to E! News. "Our HGTV family mourns her loss and wishes to express deepest condolences to her friends, fans and family who knew and loved her."
Whang hosted House Hunters on HGTV from 1999 to 2007 as well as its spinoff House Hunters International from 2009-2012. She has also acted in supporting roles in a handful of shows like Criminal Minds, General Hospital, and Las Vegas.
May Suzanne Whang rest in peace.
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