House Hunters Host Suzanne Whang Has Died

She was 56 years old.

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House Hunters host Suzanne Whang has died after battling with breast cancer for 13 years. The TV host was 56 years old.

Suzanne passed away at home in Los Angeles, according to a Facebook post written by her partner, Jeff Vezain. In the post, shared on Suzanne's fan page, he wrote: “A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories. On Tuesday evening around 7:20pm, Suzanne breathed her last breath here at home, as I knelt beside her and caressed her.”

Jeff went on to describe Suzanne's battle with cancer and thank fans for their support, saying: "For thirteen years she 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. Your kind, loving messages always lifted her spirits."

Suzanne charmed HGTV audiences for nine years as the original host of House Hunters, and went on to host the show's highly successful spinoff, House Hunters International. After HGTV, she continued acting, appearing in hit shows like Las Vegas, Arrested Development, and Dexter. She also wrote a book, "Suzanne Whang's Guide to Happy Home Buying," which was published in 2006.

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