Actress Kirstie Alley has died of cancer at the age of 71, the family has announced

Actress Kirstie Alley has died at the age of 71 from complications from cancer, her family said.

Alley, best known for her role as Rebecca in cheersShe died surrounded by her family after treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, her family announced on Monday evening.

“The zest for life and passion of our mother, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her everlasting joy in creating, was unparalleled and inspires us to live life to the fullest, just as she did,” wrote her family on Twitter.

In the statement, their children, True and Lillie Parker, said the actress “only recently discovered” that she had the condition.

“Surrounded by her closest family, she fought with great strength, leaving us with the assurance of her never-ending zest for life and all the adventures ahead,” read the statement, shared on Alley’s social media.

Her family also thanked the doctors and staff at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Alley rose to fame for her role as a bar manager on the long-running NBC sitcom opposite Ted Danson, but also had a successful film supervisor who starred on it Look who’s talking and its sequels starring John Travolta.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/kirstie-alley-dead-cancer-cheers-b2239526.html Actress Kirstie Alley has died of cancer at the age of 71, the family has announced

JOE HERNANDEZ

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