'House Hunters' star Suzanne Whang dead at 56

Suzanne Whang

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Suzanne Whang, who viewers came to love as the voice and face of House Hunters for almost a decade, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, according to her agent.

"She was immensely encouraged by the love of her family, friends and those she had yet to meet." wrote Vezain.

In the post announcing her death, Vezain hoped Whang's life would be remembered for her work on and off the camera.

Vezain promised on Facebook to "try" to update those who wish to celebrate Whang's life, though he "may not be able to respond to queries".

'It's all part of life, but laughter was a staple of our dynamic, ' he added. "Your kind, loving messages always lifted her spirits". He said he has been doing a lot of crying and laughing and everything in between.

He continued, "We have appreciated all of the kind words and memories shared on her Facebook page".

"Her audacious sense of humor blessed many, shocked a few, but allowed us to laugh in the face of adversity", Vezain wrote. "It has brought much comfort", he concluded.

"She was an wonderful brilliant light and will be missed", her agent, Eddie Culbertson, told CNN on Saturday.

Born on September 28, 1962 in Arlington, Virginia, Whang graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and she also earned her master's degree in cognitive psychology from Brown University, according to TMZ.

HGTV also released a statement about her passing: "Suzanne was warm, amusing and kind with a distinctive voice that made everyone feel at home".

The actress/host had waged a long battle with breast cancer.

Suzanne Whang attends the 20th Anniversary of V-Day at The Broad Stage on February 17, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

Whang hosted House Hunters from 1999 to 2007 and also worked as an actress. Vanessa Marcil, her co-star on both Las Vegas and General Hospital, chose Whang to be the godmother to Kassius, the now-teenage son she shares with BH90210 actor Brian Austin Green.

Whang's last project is the movie, "The Pipeline", which is now in post-production.

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