Suzanne Whang Bio – Suzanne Whang Wiki
Suzanne Whang was an American television host, actress, comedian, radio host, published author, minister, writer, producer, and political activist.
Whang graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University and a master’s degree in cognitive psychology from Brown University. She was best known for her nine-year hosting and narrating stint on HGTV’s “House Hunters.” Prior to “House Hunters,” which she hosted from 1999 to 2007, Whang had a recurring role as Polly Nguyen on “Las Vegas.” Whang played Carol Cheng on “General Hospital” and made appearances on shows including “Dexter,” “Criminal Minds,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Boston Legal.”
She won the Best Up & Coming Comedian Award at the 2002 Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the Andy Kaufman Award at the 2004 New York Comedy Festival.
Suzanne Whang Age
Whang was born on September 28, 1962 in Arlington, Virginia, United States. She died on September 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. She was 56 years old.
Suzanne Whang Husband
Whang was married twice. She was married to her first husband Michael Freed. She was married to her second husband Jay Nickerson from 2013 until their divorce in 2015.
Suzanne Whang Children
Whang had 2 children.
Suzanne Whang Death
Suzanne Whang died on September 17, 2019 in her Los Angeles home after a 13-year long battle with cancer. She was 56. Whang’s death was confirmed by her partner, Jeff Vezain, in a statement on her website and on Facebook. The statement states:
“Suzanne Whang (1962-2019). A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories. On Tuesday evening (September 17th) around 7:20 pm, Suzanne breathed her last breath here at home, as I knelt beside her and caressed her. For thirteen years she confronted cancer with courage, humor, determination and optimism. She was immensely encouraged by the love of her family, friends and those she had yet to meet.
“Your kind, loving messages always lifted her spirits. I know she would prefer that her life be celebrated, as opposed to her passing mourned, but I also know how vehemently she disagreed with anyone being told, “Don’t cry.” So…cry if you will. I’ve been crying a LOT! And laughing…and everything in between. It’s all part of life, but laughter was a staple of our dynamic. Her audacious sense of humor blessed many, shocked a few, but allowed us to laugh in the face of adversity. She was an amazing daughter, sister, friend, mentor and advocate.
“As I, her family and her closest friends process her transition, we ask for your prayers and loving thoughts. We have appreciated all of the kind words and memories shared on her Facebook page. It has brought much comfort. As I say good bye to a soul who was more than a true love, but also a best friend and an intellectual and spiritual book-end, know that we may not be able to respond to queries, but will try to keep you updated. Thank you.”
HGTV, the network on which House Hunters airs, also released a statement following Whang’s death: “Suzanne was warm, funny and kind with a distinctive voice that made everyone feel at home. Our HGTV family mourns her loss and wishes to express deepest condolences to her friends, fans and family who knew and loved her.”
Suzanne Whang Cause of Death
Suzanne Whang’s cause of death was breast cancer.
Suzanne Whang Breast Cancer – Suzanne Whang Tumor
Whang was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She kept her fans updated with her health throughout her cancer journey. In February 2019, she posted a photo of her bare chest, revealing a large tumor sitting between her breasts. “Yep, that’s a photo of my chest,” she wrote. “I have 3 t-ts now, and the tumor is bigger than both of my other t-ts combined! Sheesh. I just wanted you to see what I’m dealing with. It’s much more aggressive than the cancer I had in 2011, so I’ve had to increase my dosage of targeted immunotherapy, which is quite costly.”
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Invitation to Suzanne Whang’s Lovewaffle Fundraiser! Yes, that’s a photo of my chest. I have 3 tits now, and the tumor is bigger than both of my other tits combined! Sheesh. I just wanted you to see what I’m dealing with. It’s quite aggressive, so I’ve had to increase my dosage of targeted immunotherapy, which is quite costly. I have a follow-up appointment at Hope 4 Cancer in Mexico on March 25th, and I want to be able to afford whatever they recommend for the next chapter of my recovery. So let’s all say goodbye to this pesky tumor and all the smaller ones inside my body! This will be like my faux-neral! Some friends will perform, and other will give a Youlogy, which is my term for a eulogy you write for someone you love while they’re alive, and read it to them while they can appreciate it! Sunday March 3rd 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (please be on time, and we may need your help setting up!) The Secret Rose Theater 11246 W. Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 Limited stacked parking behind the theater, down the alley just east of the theater. Street parking is tricky, so leave plenty of time to park. To reserve your seat: Make a $50 suggested minimum donation, either via PayPal (to email@example.com, using the Send to Friends & Family option) or via her GoFundMe page (Click on link in bio!) with a note saying that the donation is for attendance at the fundraiser. Dress is casual. Since this had to be put together so last minute (we got the theater space donated for free thanks to #RickShaw), let me know if you can donate healthy food/drink for the event. Otherwise, this is a casual potluck, so that I can put all the funds toward my treatments. I will be there! Other confirmed guests who will be attending, speaking, or performing, include @tombergeron @vanessamarcilmlovesk @mauricebenard @jeffvezain7 @robinreiser @anthonyfedorovmusic @catfightjoy #ArtPodell #DavePodell, @nayo.wallace @carmaels_melody @blondesforjesus @chrisbonnoart #DemianaMishreki, #KarenRontowski, @traciszy
In 2015, while in remission, Whang was profiled by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health where she talked openly about her struggles with cancer and mental health.
Suzanne Whang Net Worth
Information about Suzanne Whang’s net worth is being updated.
Suzanne Whang Instagram
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This is what I wore to my fundraiser yesterday! I put googly eyes, lashes, and lips on the tumor, named her Felicia (thanks to the brilliant mind of @jenniferpazofficial) and we all said “Bye!” to her. We raised over $18,000 in just one week! It was a glorious emotional hilarious uplifting event ~ I have the greatest community of magical friends!!!! Thank you to everyone who came, shared your talent or gave a Youlogy, donated, shared my link, or sent love my way!!! More pix and video to come!