After a 13-year battle with breast cancer, House Hunters host Suzanne Whang died on Tuesday night, according to a Facebook post written by her partner Jeff Vezain. Whang, who hosted the show for nearly a decade, was wildly popular with her audience—and seemingly everyone lucky enough to have met her. Fans admired her sense of humor, warmth, her courage, and even just the soothing way she spoke.
"When I was pregnant with my first kid, I would lay in bed & watch the original House Hunters that Suzanne Whang hosted," Busy Philips wrote in a tweet. "Her voice was the closest I've ever come to understanding ASMR, she soothed me so much-honestly her voice calmed me. HH was never the same after she left."
After the news broke on Friday, everyone from celebrities to politicians shared their favorite memories and kind words about Whang.
When I was pregnant with my first kid, I would lay in bed&watch the original House Hunters that Suzanne Whang hosted. Her voice was the closest I've ever come to understanding ASMR, she soothed me so much-honestly her voice calmed me. HH was never the same after she left. ❤️💔❤️ https://t.co/xDKLLhuB63— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) September 21, 2019
I've just been told that Suzanne Whang, the endearing and iconic original host of House Hunters, tragically passed away this week after a recurring battle with breast cancer. Per her rep, she died "peacefully at home with her great love by her side."— Ashley Spencer (@AshleyySpencer) September 20, 2019
She was as much a part of the show as the people that appeared on the show. Her voice is so distinct that it actually made the show better.— #GeauxTigers (@PROstrength) September 20, 2019
I’m so sad to hear that we have lost @suzannewhang She fought her battle against cancer with so much humor, openness, grace and courage. She was a pioneer and an advocate and always spoke her uncensored truth. It hurts to loose such a special human. #suzannewhang #trueartist— Tara Buck (@iamtarabuck) September 20, 2019
RIP Suzanne Whang. Your voice was angelic. As I watched House Hunters before bed every night, your voice helped me settle down to another peaceful night sleep. Thank you.— DIANE COOPER-Coopa (@DICOOPA) September 21, 2019
Suzanne had an acid wit, was truth storyteller, and gave great hugs and pep talks. She was a beautiful soul and I am glad she is no longer suffering. She will be deeply missed, and our humorous universe just added another star. #SuzanneWhang https://t.co/rVe0BVKuGQ— Rain Pryor (@RainPryor) September 20, 2019
My wife and I literally spent one of the 9 days of our honeymoon in the Bahamas watching House Hunters 10 years ago. We were inspired to work hard so we, too, could one day house hunt. We are on our 2nd home now. Thanks for helping inspire, Suzanne Whang.— Gabe Braxton (@gabebraxton) September 21, 2019
Rest easy 🙏🏾 .
Prayers for the brave and courageous @suzannewhang. May her soul fly free at last, unburdened now by the sorrows of the world. May she rest peacefully and dance joyously unto eternity. I feel grateful to have known her and send love to those who loved her.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 20, 2019
Suzanne Whang built the HGTV. Never forget her impact. RIP— Brian Price (@BJPrice22) September 20, 2019
Cokie Roberts, and now #suzannewhang. A gut punch week. Breast cancer is not pink, not cheerful, not easy, not a cheery balloon.— Johanna (@JoJoBirdHome) September 20, 2019
It kills people.
Your friendly/sad reminder before the ribbons of pinkTober fill the skies.
I'm so honored to have had #SuzanneWhang as my awesome co-star and my fabulous friend. She was literally "brilliant": not only fantastically talented and funny but she was a bright shining light in this world. Now her light will shine in the heavens. #FromHereOnOut pic.twitter.com/hu6xRi6vW9— Terry Ray (@The_TerryRay) September 20, 2019
Suzanne was so kind and so funny. RIP #SuzanneWhang ❤️— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) September 20, 2019
Dear @suzannewhang - Your force was fierce. May it live on in the hearts of all that loved you. You lived on your own terms, always. You were a teacher of boldness. #RIP you blisstastic beeeyyoooccchhhhh. 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/o96WKxAmhS— Kelly Carlin (@kelly_carlin) September 20, 2019
If anything could demonstrate #SuzanneWhang’s spirit and cancer battle this may be it. Suzanne was a champion. She wouldn’t let cancer keep her from doing what she loved. The end where the boy gets out of the chair, that’s how I see her walking into the arms of God. https://t.co/eKp0w12HbC— Alice Fuller (@hollywoodlvwork) September 21, 2019
We lost a fabulous talent and kind woman with the passing of Suzanne Whang. Her partner Jeff said— Patrika Darbo (@patrikadarbo) September 20, 2019
she would "prefer that her life be celebrated, as opposed to her passing mourned. RIP
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