Suzanne Whang, Host of HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’, Dies at 57

Suzanne Whang ‘House Hunters’ Host Dies at 56	 	 	 			Suzanne Whang at The 2nd Annual Legacy Series Charity Gala in 2015

Suzanne Whang ‘House Hunters’ Host Dies at 56 Suzanne Whang at The 2nd Annual Legacy Series Charity Gala in 2015

Suzanne Whang, the host of HGTV's "House Hunters", has died. He said that both he and his longtime love appreciated all of the kind words from fans during her cancer battle.

He said he was by her side when she passed Thursday evening, at 7:20 PM, at their Los Angeles home.

"Her courage, humor, determination and optimism, with which she notably confronted the disease, emboldened and gave hope to countless others facing serious life challenges", he said in a statement. "Our HGTV family mourns her loss and wishes to express deepest condolences to her friends, fans and family who knew and loved her".

Her love: Suzanne's partner, Jeff Vezain, shared news of her death on Facebook.

While Vezain wrote that Whang "would prefer that her life be celebrated, as opposed to her passing mourned", he added that she also "vehemently. disagreed with anyone being told, 'Don't cry'". She was 56 years old. "As I, her family and her closest friends process her transition, we ask for your prayers and loving thoughts".

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She studied psychology at Yale and Brown University.

"I want to be able to afford whatever they recommend for the next chapter of my recovery", Whang wrote on Facebook. She also had a successful stand-up comedy career. 'Her audacious sense of humor blessed many, shocked a few, but allowed us to laugh in the face of adversity.

The Hollywood vet - who stood out for having an undergraduate degree from Yale and a masters from Brown University - is best known for her almost 10 years of voiceover and hosting work on the hit series House Hunters on HGTV.

Whang is survived by her parents and a sister. She was also known to crack jokes about her health on the Sirius XM OutQ program Derek and Romaine Show.

The upbeat TV personality was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. In February, she posted a photo of her bare chest, revealing a large tumor sitting between her breasts. She worked on shows from the gritty NYPD Blue to sitcom Two and a Half Men and General Hospital, the long-running, daytime soap opera. "But since I'm still here, I know that there must be more for me to learn and experience".

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