Barry Manilow Pays Tribute to ‘Sister I Never Had’ Suzanne Somers After ‘Three’s Company’ Star’s Death

Barry Manilow paid tribute to his good friend Suzanne Somers on Sunday (Oct. 15) after the 76-year-old Three’s Company star’s death was announced earlier in the day.

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She was the sister I never had and my close confidant forever. We shared triumphs and heartaches,” wrote Manilow in a tweet alongside a photo of the two in younger days.

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“Her fame in so many fields overshadowed her real talent as one of our greatest comedic actors, a loving mother, an amazing homemaker, and one of the world’s best cooks,” he added.

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“I will miss her dearly and hope that she is now out of pain and at peace.”

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Somers died over the weekend after a more than 20-year battle with breast cancer.

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“Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15th,” read a statement from her publicist and longtime friend R. Couri Hay.

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“Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family.” Somer’s death came just one day before her 77th birthday.

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Somers revealed earlier this year that she was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer after she’d previously been diagnosed with the disease in the early 2000s.

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