House Hunters host Suzanne Whang has died at 56 following a battle with breast cancer, her partner confirmed on Facebook.
The HGTV personality, who hosted and narrated the long-running real estate show from 1999 to 2007, died at 7:20PM Tuesday night.
Whang’s partner, Jeff Vezain, confirmed on Thursday, via an emotional Facebook post, that she died at their Los Angeles home at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday as he “knelt beside her and caressed her.” In addition to hosting “House Hunters” and “House Hunters International” for years, Whang also had roles on TV and in movies.
“A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories,” Vezain wrote, using Whang’s Facebook account. “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. I know she would prefer that her life be celebrated, as opposed to her passing mourned, but I also know how vehemently she disagreed with anyone being told, ‘Don’t cry.’ So … cry if you will. I’ve been crying a LOT! And laughing…and everything in between.”