Kirstie Alley who starred in Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous has passed away. It was reported that she was 71 years old.True and Lillie Parker, Alley’s daughters, revealed their mother’s death from cancer.
With great sadness, we share the news that our beautiful, strong, and beloved mother has died away following a courageous battle with cancer.
“She was surrounded by her closest relatives and fought with amazing strength, leaving us with certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead,” they said. As famous as she was in the movies, her role as a mother and grandmother was much more impressive.
On “Cheers,” a popular NBC sitcom set in a Boston bar and starring Ted Danson and her, she played the role of Rebecca Howe from 1987 to 1993. She became a part of the cast when the show was at the height of its success, following the departure of its original star, Shelley Long.
In 1991, Alley was honoured with an Emmy for her work in the series, and she ultimately took home the trophy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy.
Alley joked about Danson’s eight Emmy nominations for his portrayal as Sam Malone on “Cheers” by saying, “I only thank God I didn’t have to wait as long as Ted.”
In addition to films 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 (2000), Alley has appeared on television shows such as Veronica’s Closet (1997-2000), Fat Actress (2005), Kirstie (2013-2014), and Scream Queens (2015-2016). (1999).
John Travolta, an old friend of Alley’s and one of her co-stars in several films, expressed his condolences on social media after hearing the news.
“The one I shared with Kirstie was truly unique. Kirstie, you are so loved “along with a photo of the actor who had recently passed away. Certainly, we shall cross paths again.
Val Bertinelli tweeted her sadness as well, adding, “Oh Kirstie, Rest in Peace.”