Hollywood’s Kirstie Alley has passed away at the age of 71 after battling cancer. Reports of her death have been confirmed by her children.
Prior to her death, on December 5 at 71 years of age, the actress briefly battled cancer.
In a statement posted to her Twitter page, Alley’s children True and Lillie Parker wrote, “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered”.
According to the statement, the actress 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”.
The statement further read that as “iconic” as Alley was on screen, she was “an even more amazing mother and grandmother”.
The notable actress is known for sitcoms Cheers and Veronica’s Closet, as well as films including Look Who’s Talking (1989), Look Who’s Talking Too (1990), Look Who’s Talking Now (1993), It Takes Two (1995), For Richer or Poorer (1997), Toothless (1997), Madhouse (1990), Salem Witch Trials (2002), Accidental Love (2015), and many more.
The beloved actress had her breakout role in Cheers which lasted for 11 seasons, between 1982 to 1993, even winning an Emmy and Golden Globe Award.
Kirstie Alley also appeared in various reality television series namely Dancing With the Stars in 2011, Celebrity Big Brother in 2018, and The Masked Singer earlier this year.
Married twice to Bob Alley during 1970-77 and Parker Stevenson between 1983-1997, Alley adopted children Lillie Price Stevenson, 28, and William True Stevenson, 30.
Speaking to People in 2016, the actress gushed over her role as a grandmother stating that it was “in the top three best things” that ever happened to her.
The statement posted to Twitter concluded with the actresses’ children expressing gratitude for the outpouring of “love and prayers”.
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