‘House Hunters’ host Suzanne Whang dies at 56

Suzanne Whang

Suzanne Whang, the 56-year-old former host of House Hunters who died Tuesday of breast cancer, was remembered today by HGTV for her warm personality and welcoming voice.

Whang documented her battle with breast cancer on social media.

Whang's partner, Jeff Vezain, confirmed the news on Facebook.

"For thirteen years she confronted cancer with courage, humor, determination and optimism", he continued. "Our HGTV family mourns her loss and wishes to express deepest condolences to her friends, fans and family who knew and loved her". "She remained a loving spirit, and in the end she passed away peacefully at home with her great love by her side, having been true to herself and the journey she chose".

Vezain told the HGTV star's fans to celebrate her life, but also cry if they feel like they need to.

On the subject of laughter, he added, "Her audacious sense of humor blessed many, shocked a few, but allowed us to laugh in the face of adversity".

"Suzanne Whang, original voice of House Hunters", the network wrote on Facebook.

Born in Arlington, Va., Whang graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and Brown University with a master's degree in cognitive psychology. She was an wonderful daughter, sister, friend, mentor and advocate.

She had a almost 30-year acting career and continued to take roles into 2019. She was also known to crack jokes about her health on the Sirius XM OutQ program Derek and Romaine Show. She also played a recurring role on the show Las Vegas and worked as a minister, radio host, producer, political activist, and published author, per CBS Los Angeles.

Whang hosted House Hunters for almost a decade, beginning in 1999. She beat the disease for years until it returned in October 2018. "But since I'm still here, I know that there must be more for me to learn and experience".

She also made appearances on other television shows, including "Two and a Half Men", "Brothers and Sisters", "Cold Case", "Without a Trace", "Criminal Minds", "Boston Legal", "The Practice" and "NYPD Blue".

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