Kirstie Alley Dies At The Age of 71

Kirstie Alley Dies At The Age of 71

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 1983: Cheers star Kirstie Alley poses for a portrait in October 1983 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images)

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Actress Kirstie Alley was known for her iconic roles from the late ’70s up until the present. Her fame began in 1987 when she joined the cast of Cheers as Rebecca Howe. She continued to win the hearts of the world as she starred on the sitcom Veronica’s Closet along with appearing in a multitude of films including Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Look Who’s Talking (1989), and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

Sadly, Kirstie Alley passed away yesterday at the age of 71 from a short battle with colon cancer. Alley’s children, True and Lillie Parker, announced her death in a statement to PEOPLE.

“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 stated.

“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. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

Kirstie Alley will be so missed. KLOS sends our love to her family, friends, and loved ones.


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