“Suzanne was warm, funny and kind with a distinctive voice that made everyone feel at home,” the channel said in a statement. “Our HGTV family mourns her loss and wishes to express deepest condolences to her friends, fans and family who knew and loved her.”
Whang hosted HGTV’s House Hunters from 1999 to 2007, and was also known for her recurring role as Polly the spa manager on NBC’s drama Las Vegas. Other TV credits include For The People, The Mick, Now We’re Talking and Kingdom.
Her friend, the actress Jane Lynch, remembered Whang as “a champ. We crossed paths for many years and spoke deeply and laughed heartily every time. A bright light has gone out.”
Whang was remembered by others, as well.