Kirstie Alley, the actress, died at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer, according to her daughters.
Alley’s family announced her death on her Twitter account Monday evening, citing a recent cancer diagnosis.
“She was surrounded by her closest relatives and battled valiantly, leaving us with the confidence of her never-ending pleasure in life and whatever experiences lay ahead.” “She was an even better mother and grandmother than she was on TV,” her children added.
“We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.”
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) December 6, 2022
Following the news of Alley’s passing, John Travolta expressed his affection for her on Instagram.
“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you, Kirstie. “I know we will see each other again,” said Travolta.
According to The Associated Press, Travolta appeared in “Look Who’s Talking” and “Look Who’s Talking Too” with Alley in 1989 and 1990.
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According to Biography.com, Alley was most recognized for her portrayal of Rebecca Howe in “Cheers” in 1990, for which she received a Golden Globe and an Emmy. Following “Cheers,” she won an Emmy for her performance in the television movie “David’s Mother” in 1994, and she was nominated for another Emmy for her supporting role in the dramatic miniseries “The Last Don.”
According to the Associated Press, she has been on several reality series in recent years, including “Dancing With the Stars.”
According to Biography.com, Alley was married to Parker Stevenson from 1983 until 1997, and the couple adopted two children, William True and Lillie Price.