Soap Alum Passes Away

Suzanne Whang (ex-Carol, GH) passed away at 56 after a long battle with breast cancer, her partner, Jeff Vezain, announced online. Vezain posted, “A lifetime of love, adventure, humor and bliss now lives in our memories. On Tuesday evening around 7:20pm, 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,” on Facebook. Pal Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GH) posted, “There was not a person alive that bunny loved more than her baby sister Julie, her beautiful mother and father. Her nieces, nephews and her godson. As she always said, ‘friends and lovers will come and go but family remains the constant, the essence of my heartbeat’ Her blood. We pray for their hearts today as life on this earth will never be the same again. Bunny…”