Suzanne Somers, who was famous for her role as Chrissy Snow in the classic sitcom, Three’s Company, died a day before her 77th birthday with her family present at home to celebrate her. “Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family,” the statement announcing her death read. “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.” Friends and co-stars, including Joyce DeWitt, have come forward to pay tribute to Somers after news of her passing broke. DeWitt and Somers worked together on the classic sitcom until 1981, when Somers left after a salary dispute. “I’m really sorry. I just really needed money at the time,” she apologized in a previous interview. Somers and DeWitt reunited in 2012 THREE'S COMPANY, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers in episode 'The Bake-Off' aired 2/27/79 Season 3, 1977-84, (c)DLT Entertainment Ltd./courtesy Everett Collection After Somers left Three’s Company, she and DeWitt never saw or spoke until after three decades through Somers’ web series, Breaking Through. “It’s been over 30 years since Joyce and I have seen each other, so I have to admit I’m a little nervous,” she said. RELATED: ‘Three’s Company’ Star Suzanne Somers Dies At 76 DeWitt responded in appreciation to Somers for “the opportunity to make sure I walk my talk.” “For the last 30-odd years, whenever something about ‘Three’s Company’ comes up, I have relentlessly said that it is my opinion that the only reason ‘Three’s Company’ is worth remembering is that it created an opportunity for all of us to laugh together, to celebrate joy,” she said. THREE'S COMPANY, Suzanne Somers, Joyce DeWitt, 1977-1984 DeWitt pays homage to her co-star DeWitt, who played Janet Wood in Three’s Company, sent her condolences to Somers’ family via a statement. “My heart goes out to Suzanne’s family. They are a very close family— deeply connected and caring one to the other. I can only imagine how difficult this time is for all of them,” she started. THREE'S COMPANY, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, 1977-1984 She also assured her family that Somers was 'greeted by Angels into the loving wisdom waiting for all of us on the other side," adding, “I hope that will assist her family’s hearts in healing as they travel through this difficult time."