Suzanne Somers, the iconic '70s TV star, passed away in her home on the eve of her 77th birthday 

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surrounded by her family early Sunday. Her death at the age of 76 was confirmed by her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay 

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Hay stated that her family had gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th, but instead 

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They expressed their gratitude to her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly 

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The exact cause of her passing is not immediately clear, but it's known that she courageously battled an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years 

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Suzanne Somers will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Palm Springs this week, with a memorial to follow next month 

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Her family had plans to celebrate her birthday and was discussing the type of cake and food to get for her, 

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but now they are facing the difficult reality of her absenc 

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She was first diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and had also battled skin cancer 

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Suzanne Somers was a well-known figure in the 1970s, appearing in various television shows, including "The Rockford Files" and "The Six Million Dollar Man 

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However, she became most famous for her role in "Three's Company," which aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984 

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