Suzanne Whang, most popularly known for House Hunters, had been battling skin cancer for 13 years.
The comedian graduated from Yale University with a bachelors in psychology, and from Brown University with a masters in cognitive psychology. From 1999 to 2007, Suzanne Whang was known for her performance as the host of HGTV’s House Hunters.
She also co-hosted TV’s Censored Bloopers with Dick Clark and FOX After Breakfast. Whang also appeared for four seasons on Las Vegas as Polly the spa manager. She also had a ole on General Hospital, Two and a Half Men, Brothers and Sisters, Cold Case and NYPD Blue.
Suzanne Whag most recently appeared on Arrested Development. Other than her place in Hollywood, she was also a keynote speaker, metaphysical minister, published author, teacher, coach and standup comedian.
Her agent, Eddie Culbertson, told CNN, “She was an amazing brilliant light and will be missed. We were together for over 20 years — I know my life is better having known her.”
Her partner Jeff Vezain posted on her Facebook, “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.”
He added, “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.”
HGTV told CNN, “Suzanne was warm, funny and kind with a distinctive voice that made everyone feel at home. Our HGTV family mourns her loss and wishes to express deepest condolences to her friends, fans and family who knew and loved her.”
Whang was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. In 2011, she was given a few months to live. However, she managed to battle it and lived without cancer for 7 years. In October 2018, the cancer returned.
In a GoFundMe she set up for herself, Whang wrote, “Instead of graciously going away, Felicia (the sternum tumor) started growing by leaps and bounds, and I really thought I was on my way off the planet. But since I’m still here, I know that there must be more for me to learn and experience.”
May she rest in peace.
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