Suzanne Somers' husband Alan Hamel gave her romantic love poem hours before her death


Actress Suzanne Somers died on October 15 at the age of 76 after a long battle with breast cancer, just one day before her 77th birthday. Her husband of 46 years, Alan Hamel, was by her side during her final moments. Hamel had written a poem to honor Somers' birthday, which he decided to give to her a day early. The poem has since been made public.

In the poem, Hamel expressed his love for Somers, using the word "love" in various contexts. He described how he used the word in emails to his family and friends, when leaving the house, and to describe a great meal or a show on Netflix. However, none of these uses of the word adequately captured his love for Somers.


He declared that there was no version of the word applicable to her, and even phrases like "unconditional love" or "I'll take a bullet for you" fell short. Hamel continued to describe their deep connection and shared experiences throughout their 55-year relationship, including being married for 46 years and spending almost all of their time together for 42 of those years.

The poem concluded with Hamel expressing that there were no words or actions that could fully describe his feelings for Somers.


Even linguists at Oxford University Press had failed to find a single word to encompass their love. Therefore, he referred to their love as "us," describing it as uniquely, magically, and indescribably wonderful.

A representative for Somers confirmed that Hamel had given her the poem a day before her birthday and that she had read it before going to bed. She peacefully passed away in her sleep. Hamel's representatives have not yet commented on the poem.

Throughout their marriage, Somers and Hamel had been open about their deep love for each other. Earlier this year, Somers shared a photo of them together, captioned "Still smiling 55 years later." In a podcast interview, Somers described their relationship as amazing and emphasized that they were now having fun together as their children were grown and they could focus on each other.

The public release of the poem by Hamel offers a glimpse into their long-lasting and profound love that lasted until the end of Somers' life.