Suzanne Somers pictured with her son Bruce Somers as she was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bruce Somers Says 'Heaven Is Lucky' In Birthday Poem To His Mother Suzanne Somers

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By Afouda Bamidele on October 17, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

With heartfelt words, Suzanne Somers' son, Bruce, remembers his beloved mother by crafting a touching birthday poem in her honor.

Still grieving from losing the late TV personality, who passed away on October 15, 2023, after a long battle with breast cancer, he penned the tribute dedicated to her love, strength, and resilience. 

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In a touching reflection on the day following the actress's passing at home, her only child shared a lengthy message accompanied by a cherished photograph of Suzanne giving him a tender kiss. Bruce's words resonated with profound admiration and gratitude as he stated, "She soared higher than most can dream."

He highlighted the late author's unwavering advocacy for those without a voice, her ability to pose essential questions, and her dedication to shedding light on solutions. The 57-year-old acknowledged that while "she was a brave warrior who articulated their fears. She wasn't fearless, but she faced them so we could learn." 

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Beyond her public persona as an "entertainer, icon, and legend," he saw her as "a friend, wife, sister, daughter, and most importantly, as Mom." He emotionally stated further, "I had the privilege as the only person who could call her that. Growing up, it was us against the world. And then she took the world by storm."

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Reflecting on his mother's passing, the former Lost Kitty Productions executive producer admitted that it is always too soon to say goodbye, no matter how prepared one might be. Bruce also remembered the profound lessons and values he learned from her, describing it as "the voice of God." 

Recognizing that he had inherited a wealth of wisdom from Suzanne, the UCLA graduate mentioned that he still yearned for her "sweet hand and caring eyes that would look deep into my soul for verification that everything was okay." 

Confessing that even 57 years with her was not enough, he concluded the heartfelt message: "Please gorge on all the birthday cake you want while you make all the other angels sing, dance, laugh and cry. Today, Heaven is lucky. ???❤️??." 

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In response, fans took to the comments to emotionally share their feelings and condolences. "I saw first hand how much you two loved each other, and it was such an honor to witness ?," one supporter stated.

Another person chimed, "Like your mom you always find the words. I'm so sorry for your loss Bruce ❤️." A third described the post as "beautiful," and a fourth admirer noted," My condolences Bruce. I've adored your mom forever and will continue to do so. ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

It seems the gift of words runs in the family as the late writer's husband, Alan Hamel, also shares the talent judging by the note he reportedly wrote as an early birthday present before her passing. 

In an excerpt from the poem, originally written in all caps, he expressed the omnipresence of love in his life, stating, "Love I use it every day, sometimes several times a day. I use it at the end of emails to my loving family. I even use it in emails to close friends. I use it when I'm leaving the house." 

As reported by PEOPLE, the heartfelt sentiment showcased Hamel's deep contemplation on the significance of love in his world. He also shared a list of his cherished things and pointed out that he loved "watching two giant blackbirds who live nearby swooping by my window in a power dive." 

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The Canadian entertainer also noted the inadequacy of words to encapsulate his love for his late wife. Even emphatically stating that no term, including "unconditional love," could do justice. In the end, he beautifully christened their bond as "us," writing, "So I Will call it, 'us', uniquely, magically, indescribably wonderful 'us.'"

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Suzanne Somers' Cause Of Death Revealed 

Celebrated for her memorable roles in iconic television shows like "Three's Company," she was poised to mark her 77th birthday on October 16. Unfortunately, she breathed her last on Sunday morning, as confirmed by her devoted publicist, R. Couri Hay.

Apparently, the "Step by Step" star's passing came after a courageous battle against cancer, which resurfaced over the summer. Despite undergoing treatment, she reportedly succumbed to the relentless illness in the comfort of her own home. 

The news was disclosed via a statement, "Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15. She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years." 

It shared that "Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family." And while her death marked a massive difference in how they expected to celebrate her 77th birthday, her family would "celebrate her extraordinary life." 

They also ensured to "thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly." Per her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay, the late businesswoman would be buried in a private family burial ceremony later in the week before a more elaborate ceremony slated for November.

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