Goldie Hawn and Barry Manilow have led tributes to Suzanne Somers following her death.

The 'Three's Company' star passed away aged 76 on Sunday (15.10.23) after battling breast cancer for more than 20 years, and she has now been remembered by her famous friends from across the entertainment industry who have shared messages in her honour.

In a message posted on Instagram, Hollywood actress Hawn wrote: "Sad so sad," while veteran musician Manilow called her "the sister I never had".

He told PEOPLE: "Suzanne and I were friends for decades. She was the sister I never had and my close confidant forever. We shared triumphs and heartaches. Her fame in so many fields overshadowed her real talent as one of our greatest comedic actors, a loving mother, an amazing homemaker, and one of the world’s best cooks. I will miss her dearly and hope that she is now out of pain and at peace."

Actress Fran Drescher shared a picture of herself with Somers on Instagram and wrote: "The heaviness of this past week’s horrors just got worse with the loss of friend Suzanne Sommers. She was a sweet and talented woman, a wife and mother. Survivor and thriver for more than 2 decades.

"But so sad to say she passed away today. Life is very hard, wherever we can bring joy, love, empathy and kindness as we move thru each day, do it! RIP dear Suzanne, you will long be remembered."

Kathy Griffin posted a message on Threads, writing: "She loved connecting people with one another ... [She was a] pioneer regarding equal pay for actresses in situations where the man got substantially more salary than the woman."

Morgan Fairchild shared her own memories of the actress, revealing they bonded over a shared health crisis. In a post on X - formerly known as Twitter - she wrote: "So saddened to hear this. She was a friend and supportive when I was diagnosed with black mold. When we ran into each other, she would lean over and whisper: 'We're survivors!'"

Suzanne's long-time publicist R. Couri Hay previously confirmed the sad news in a statement shared on behalf of the actress' family: "Suzanne Somers passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of October 15th. She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years.

"Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family."

The statement continued: "Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly."