For 9 years, Suzanne Whang was a mainstay of HGTV, internet hosting House Hunters and its spinoff, House Hunters International. She handed away from breast most cancers on September 17, 2019, at age 56.
Her accomplice, Jeff Vezain, announced on Facebook that he was together with her at the time of her loss of life. He wrote, “For 13 years she confronted most cancers with braveness, humor, dedication and optimism.”
“She was immensely inspired by the love of her household, buddies and people she had but to fulfill,” the musician continued. “Your form, loving messages all the time lifted her spirits. I do know she would like that her life be celebrated, versus her passing mourned, however I additionally know the way vehemently she disagreed with anybody being informed, ‘Don’t cry.’ So…cry if you’ll. I’ve been crying a LOT! And laughing…and every thing in between.”
Whang was additionally an actress, comic, podcast host and writer. She was finest identified for her position on the HGTV classics from its inception till 2008, for greater than 400 episodes reported The New York Times.
According to the outlet, she was first recognized in the fall of 2006 however was cancer-free 5 years later. Her agent Eddie Culbertson informed the publication her most cancers returned in October 2018.
Some of her different tv credit included The Mick, General Hospital, Arrested Development, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Brothers & Sisters and Las Vegas.
Whang’s Friends Rallied Around Her After Her Diagnosis
Whang opened up about her most cancers with buddies after turning into $500,000 in debt. She told The New York Times, “I discovered that everybody who I assumed was my good friend actually was.”
Among these buddies was actress Vanessa Marcil. The two turned shut after Whang’s position as Polly Nguyen on Las Vegas.
“We have been sleeping on cots in the hospital together with her, and the physician mentioned she had six months to dwell,” Marcil informed the publication in 2013.
Marcil would go on to be her maid of honor throughout Whang’s second marriage ceremony to Jay Nickerson. The New York Times reported the couple cut up in 2015. She ultimately began a relationship with Vezain.
HGTV Released a Statement Mourning Whang’s Death
Following her loss of life, HGTV released a statement on their Facebook page.
“Suzanne Whang, unique host of House Hunters,” the channel wrote alongside a photograph of the star. “Suzanne was heat, humorous and sort with a particular voice that made everybody really feel at residence.”
The assertion continued, “Our HGTV household mourns her loss and desires to specific deepest condolences to her buddies, followers and household who knew and liked her.”
HGTV was not alone of their mourning.
Among the mourners was former Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron. He tweeted, “#RIP my daring, sensible, hilarious good friend @suzannewhang” together with a photograph of the former co-stars on Breakfast Time.
A fellow comic, Sarah Colonna also wrote on Twitter, “Suzanne was so form and so humorous. RIP #SuzanneWhang.”
My Big Story podcast host Christopher Swan added, “The splendidly humorous and sort @SuzanneWhang has died. I’m grateful that I received to know her over the final couple of years. She was a warrior, fierce in love and kindness! You’ll be missed.”