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Suzanne Whang dead at 56 – House Hunters host and actress dies after long battle with breast cancer

'CELEBRATE HER LIFE'

HOUSE Hunters host Suzanne Whang died yesterday aged 56 after losing a long battle with cancer, her partner said.

She passed away at 7.20pm local time at her Los Angeles home with her boyfriend Jeff Vezain by her side.

Suzanne was diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago and bravely fought the illness with "courage, humour, determination and optimism", Jeff said in a Facebook post.

He added: "She was immensely encouraged by the love of her family, friends and those she had yet to meet.”

The award-winning comedian appeared on US TV show House Hunters for nine years.

She was also an actress appearing in series such as General Hospital and NYPD Blue as well as four seasons on Las Vegas.

Both Suzanne's parents were from Seoul, South Korea, although the TV host was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia.

She attended the prestigious Yale University where she obtained a degree in psychology before studying a masters at Brown University.

In 2002, she won Best Up and Coming Comedian Award at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

Her partner Jeff said Suzanne would "prefer that her life be celebrated, as opposed to her passing mourned."

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