Suzanne Whang died from breast cancer at the age of 56

Suzanne Whang, 56, whose voice and face opened “House Hunters” episodes for nearly a decade, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Suzanne’s partner, Jeff Vezain, said he was by her side when she passed Tuesday evening, at 7:20 PM, at their Los Angeles home.

Suzanne had been diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago but, in a Facebook post, Jeff said she always confronted it with “courage, humor, determination and optimism.”

Whang hosted House Hunters from 1999 to 2007 on Home and Garden Television and had a recurring role as Polly the spa manager on NBC’s drama Las Vegas.

She made her television debut as a “Road Warrior” (remote correspondent) on the FX network‘s two-hour morning show Breakfast Time in the 1990s, and later co-hosted the network’s Pet Department.

Suzanne was 56.