The day before actress Suzanne Somers passed away at 77, her husband Alan Hamel gave her a beautiful poem he had written.
The couple had been married for 46 years. In the touching letter, Hamel reflects on the different ways people use the word “love” – for meals, TV shows, and pets. But he says no words can capture his love for Somers after over half a century together.
Alan Hamel’s Poetic Love Letter
He writes that staring at her sleeping face, going to bed holding hands each night – none of it conveys the depth of his feelings. Hamel says “unconditional love” doesn’t come close.
In the end, he calls their bond simply “us” – uniquely wonderful and impossible to describe fully. Somers read the stirring words the night before she died peacefully in her sleep.
Somers’ Extraordinary Life and Legacy
The actress passed away at home on the morning of October 15th, 2022, just shy of her 77th birthday. Somers beat an aggressive breast cancer for over 23 years.
Her family, including husband Hamel and son Bruce, were gathered to celebrate her upcoming birthday before she died. Somers enjoyed great success in hit shows like Three’s Company and Step by Step.
She built a lasting career in TV and film while touching millions of fans. Her family thanked those devoted followers in a statement confirming her passing.
Quiet Farewell and Upcoming Memorial
According to Somers’ publicist, she will have a private family burial this week. In November, a public memorial service is planned to honour her life.
While her death came suddenly, Hamel’s poignant love letter provided the chance for intimate goodbyes. His words will remain a testament to their powerful lifelong bond.
Though Somers is gone, her work lives on. And Hamel’s poem encapsulates the depths of love and loss in saying farewell.