The host of House Hunters, Suzanne Whang has died at the age of 56 after a long battle with breast cancer. The face and voice made synonymous with popular HGTV show had battled cancer for over 13 years.
According to People, Whang passed away Tuesday, September 17th at 7:20 pm, after a long and painful battle with breast cancer. She was 56-years-old. Whang had a full life - she was an actress, television host, comedian, radio host, author, minister, writer, producer, and political activist. And before becoming the beloved host of House Hunters, she studied psychology at Yale and Brown University. Her partner, Jeff Vezain, wrote a heartfelt message on her Facebook page, writing, "Suzanne breathed her last breath here at home, as I knelt beside her and caressed her." He wrote that "a lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories." He wrote about how the TV host has "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." See the full tribute for Whang below:
Vezain shard what he loved most about Whang, saying, "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." HGTV also released a statement about the popular TV host's passing, they said, "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."
It seemed that Whang's loved ones and fans alike have been mourning the loss of the TV host. She had left a lasting impression on HGTV viewers. The many years she spent with HGTV narrating and hosting House Hunters and all of the other contributions to television will be remembered forever. RIP Suzanne Whang.