March 20, 2023

Suzanne Whang (House Hunters Host) Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Tumor, Death

Suzanne Whang Biography

Suzanne Whang was an American television host, actress, comedian, radio host, published author, minister, writer, producer, and political activist. She was popularly known for as the voice -over artist and host of House Hunters on HGTV. She died on September 17, 2019 after losing her battle with breast cancer.

Suzanne Whan Age

Suzanne died at the age of 56 years old; she was on September 28, 1962 in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

Suzanne Whan Ethnicity

Suzanne was Korean-American.

Suzanne Whan Education

Suzanne attended  Yale University graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and later joined Brown University graduating with an M.Sc. degree in Cognitive Psychology.

House Hunters Host Suzanne Whang

Suzanne hosted and narrated the long-running real estate show House Hunters on HGTV from 1999 to 2007.

After her death HGTV released a statement which read; “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 Whan Husband

Suzanne was married to Jay Nickerson. The couple got married on October 19, 2013 at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan. The two had met decades prior, working together in theater.

Suzanne Whan Tumor – Suzanne Whan Breast Cancer

Suzanne was diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago. In February she shared an image of her bare chest which showed a large tumor at its center and a scar from previous surgery. She captioned the photo;

“Yep, that’s a photo of my chest. 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.”

In March her friends organised a fundraiser to help cover mounting medical expenses which she dubbed the “I’m Still Alive Fundraiser.” She dressed her tumor with red lips and googly eyes.

Suzanne Whan Death

Suzanne died on September 17, 2019 after losing her battle with breast cancer. Her death was confirmed by Jeff Vezain, her partner, on Facebook.

“Suzanne Whang (1962-2019). A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories. On Tuesday evening 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 goodbye 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.”

Suzanne Whang Tumor
House Hunters Host