The demise of Kirstie Alley, the Emmy-winning actress finest identified for her roles in TV sitcom Cheers and the Look Who’s Talking films with John Travolta, shocked Hollywood and past late Monday.
Her household stated that she died from most cancers that was “only recently discovered.” Alley was 71.
“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead,” her grownup kids, True and Lillie Parker, stated in an announcement. “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”
Travolta, who together with Alley was probably the most distinguished faces of Scientology, was fast to remark that “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships” he has had.
“I love you Kirstie,” Travolta wrote. “I know we will see each other again.”
Jamie Lee Curtis, who co-starred with Alley within the second season of Ryan Murphy’s horror sequence Scream Queens in 2016, posted her personal type remembrance.
“She was a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas,” Curtis recalled. “We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”
There had been many extra, together with Kristin Chenoweth, who appeared on Alley’s post-Cheers TV Land sitcom Kirstie, and Ever Carradine, who credited the Alley-fronted sitcom Veronica’s Closet with launching Carradine’s profession.
I simply head the information about #KirstieAlley. I’ve not spoke w/ her eternally, however have her to thank for launching my profession. She informed me I used to be humorous each single day on Veronica’s Closet, and I believed her. She threw one of the best events and gave the parakeets as our wrap present. Godspeed.
— Ever Carradine (@EverCarradine) December 6, 2022