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Kirstie Alley, the star of Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous, has died. She was 71.
Alley’s youngsters, True and Lillie Parker, introduced the actress had died from most cancers. In an announcement to PEOPLE, True and Lillie confirmed that Alley died on Monday.
“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” they mentioned in an announcement.
“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,” they continued. “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”
Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Kirstie Alley on Cheers
The siblings remembered their mom’s “zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.”
They additionally thanked the “incredible team of doctors and nurses” on the Moffitt Cancer Center.
The assertion concludes with True and Lillie thanking Alley’s followers, sharing, “We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”
The assertion was additionally shared on Alley’s Instagram web page.
Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Kirstie Alley
Following the information, Alley’s good friend and former costar John Travolta paid tribute to the actress on social media.
“Kirstie was one of the crucial particular relationships I’ve ever had. I really like you Kirstie,” he shared alongside a snap of the late star. “I know we will see each other again.”
Valerie Bertinelli additionally shared her condolences on Twitter, writing, “Oh Kirstie, Rest in Peace“
Alley’s final Instagram video was posted in September when she introduced that was becoming a member of Cameo and followers might request “funny or sincere” messages from her utilizing the platform. Her Cameo web page has since been taken down.
Alley rose to fame in 1987 when she starred as Rebecca Howe on NBC’s Cheers. She earned a Golden Globe for greatest actress and an Emmy for excellent lead actress for her half within the Boston-based collection in 1991.
She went on to obtain her second Emmy win for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David’s Mother in 1994.
Alley additionally appeared on tv exhibits together with Veronica’s Closet (1997-2000), Fat Actress (2005), Kirstie (2013-2014), and Scream Queens (2015-2016), in addition to movies like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Summer School (1987), Look Who’s Talking (1989), It Takes Two (1995) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).
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In 2010, her life was chronicled on the A&E actuality TV collection Kirstie Alley’s Big Life. She additionally competed on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars in 2011, and season 7 of The Masked Singer in 2022.