The cause of Suzanne Somers’ mortality was disclosed approximately two weeks subsequent to her demise.
The death certificate for the “Three’s Company” actress stated that Somers passed away from “breast cancer with brain metastasis,” as reported by the celebrity news website The Blast.
Hydrocephalus and hypertension were cited in the report as underlying conditions that played a role in her demise.
The Mayo Clinic describes hydrocephalus as “the buildup of fluid in cavities called ventricles deep within the brain” and is most common in infants and adults over the age of 60.
R. Couri Hay, Somers’ publicist, verified the news of her demise on October 15 in a statement to People.
The 76-year-old was “surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family” when she passed.
“Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly,” the statement concluded.
The Blast reported that on October 18, she was interred at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.
The actress openly discussed her breast cancer battle, which spanned more than two decades.
“As you know, I had breast cancer two decades ago, and every now and then it pops up again, and I continue to bat it down,” Somers began.
“I have used the best alternative and conventional treatments to combat it.
“This is not new territory for me,” she added, “I know how to put on my battle gear and I’m a fighter.”
Alan Hamel, the nearly fifty-year-old spouse of Somers, spoke with Page Six in the immediate aftermath of her demise.
“It got to the point where cancer is very tricky,” Hamel said on his wife’s battle.
“Just when you think everything is fine and you get an all clear, cancer does an end-run,” he added, “cancer is ugly, it’s an epidemic.”
Hay added Somers “went peacefully after raging and fighting for her life” after “using every form of medicine.”