LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — If it’s true that you can tell a lot about a person by their friends, it must also be true that you can tell a lot about a celebrity about the fans they attract.
There are few celebrity deaths in recent memory that may have engendered the kind of disparate out pouring of affection than for former “House Hunters” host Suzanne Whang. But, very few performers have the kind of disparate career she did either.
Before and after her decade-long gig hosting the popular HGTV show, Whang was also an actress, activist, author, radio show guest, podcast co-host (with “General Hospital” star Vanessa Marcil, her bff), stand-up comic. For more about Whang and her career, click here.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2019
@RockyMntnMike Your #SuzanneWhang tribute jingle song on @StephMillerShow this morning was very touching. Like a lot of Americans, I mostly knew her from Stephanie’s show and Suzanne’s Twitter feed. I’m sure she would have appreciated it. Take care. #RIP #Craisin @SuzanneWhang
— Blue Honey (@devans00) September 20, 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
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) September 20, 2019
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
The wonderfully funny and kind @SuzanneWhang has died. I am grateful that I got to know her over the last couple of years. She was a warrior, fierce in love and kindness! You'll be missed. #fuckcancer #suzannewhang pic.twitter.com/hbCx1pc0HZ
— Christopher Swan (@OhHiChristopher) September 20, 2019
She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and recently suffered a recurrence.https://t.co/JFNv66NbCp
— getTV (@gettv) September 21, 2019
🔴🇺🇸I met @suzannewhang along w @TRACIBINGHAM in Boston MA in the late 90’s while Booking a role as a teenager on a #xerox print ad‼️Yrs later ran into her at a #MichaelOkeefe theatre performance & countless auditions. Sad to hear her passing..RIP girl #SuzanneWhang ❤️ #LindaWang https://t.co/NuYzZKVkXJ
— Lｉｎdａ Wａｎg 王憲苓 (@LoveLindaWang) September 21, 2019
— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@lesleyabravanel) September 20, 2019
— Soap Opera News (@SoapOperaNewss) 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
Olev hasholem Suzanne Whang, a very funny comedian and an even better person. Billy Joel was right: only the good die young.
— Bobby Underwood (@underbobbybaby) September 20, 2019
Suzanne Whang was bright, talented, and fierce. She really helped shape HGTV into what it is today. I'm so sorry to see that she's passed after her long fight. She is going to be missed by everyone. #SuzanneWhang #HGTV #HouseHunters https://t.co/UCdwoy9BEl
— Kristen Cook HGTV (@KristenCook23) September 20, 2019
It was both my honor and my sadness to write of the passing of @suzannewhang a bright light who achieved so much, at times while battling cancer. May she rest well. #SuzanneWhang https://t.co/zRFoMgJ9NK
— Lisa Respers France (@LisaFranceCNN) September 20, 2019
Popular radio host Stephanie Miller often had Whang on her program and called her part of the Miller Program Family.
In a tweet, Miller missed and mourned her friend (with a special message for cancer) with a string of expletives that would have made Whang proud. Click here to read it.