Original host of ‘House Hunters’ has died

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The original host and voice of HGTV’sHouse Hunters” — who narrated the (apparently dramatized) pickiness of homebuyers has died.

  • Suzanne Whang, who hosted and narrated the show from 1999 to 2007, died at 56.
  • A Facebook post from her partner, Jeff Vezain, chronicled her 13 year battle with breast cancer.


  • After leaving her role on “House Hunters,” Colette Whitaker took over for one year and Andromeda Dunker provides the voice now.
  • The show typically no longer has an on camera host.
  • “House Hunters” has grown into a mega hit for HGTV and spawned numerous spinoffs.
  • It also has racked up almost 2,000 episodes — with new and reruns airing frequently on the network.
  • In addition to her work on the HGTV show, Whang also appeared in shows such as “Las Vegas” and “Two and a Half Men.”
  • HGTV responded to the news with a condolence post.