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'House Hunters' Host Suzanne Whang Has Died At Age 56

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From Oprah Magazine

  • House Hunters host Suzanne Whang passed away at age 56.
  • Suzanne battled breast cancer for 13 years.
  • Suzanne's partner announced the news via Facebook post.

Sad news for HGTV fans: House Hunters host Suzanne Whang has died after having breast cancer for 13 years. She was 56.

Suzanne’s partner, Jeff Vezain, shared the news on her Facebook page. “A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories,” he wrote. “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 continued. “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.”

Vezain said that Suzanne would prefer that her life be celebrated instead of her passing mourned, but that she also “vehemently” disagreed with anyone being told they shouldn’t cry. “So…cry if you will. I’ve been crying a LOT!” he wrote. “And laughing…and everything in between. It’s all part of life, but laughter was a staple of our dynamic. Her audacious sense of humor blessed many, shocked a few, but allowed us to laugh in the face of adversity.”

Vezain asked fans for their prayers and thoughts for Suzanne’s loved one, adding, “We have appreciated all of the kind words and memories shared on her Facebook page. It has brought much comfort.”

He finished on this note: “As I say goodbye to a soul who was more than a true love, but also a best friend and an intellectual and spiritual book-end, know that we may not be able to respond to queries, but will try to keep you updated.”

For more than a decade, Suzanne was the voice and narrator of House Hunters, as well as its spin-off House Hunters International. She also had roles on several hit shows, including Dexter, General Hospital, Criminal Minds and Las Vegas, and is the author of Suzanne Whang's Guide to Happy Home Buying.