Cause of Kirstie Alley’s Death Revealed: ‘Recently Discovered’

Kirstie Alley died at the age of 71 after a brief battle with colon cancer, her representatives have revealed.

A rep for the veteran actress confirmed the official cause of death to People.

Alley’s family split up expression tweeted on Monday that she had died after a battle with cancer that “was only recently discovered.”

They also paid tribute to the “incredible team” at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

“We are saddened to announce that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with only recently diagnosed cancer,” the statement said.

The children said in their statement that Alley was “surrounded by her immediate family” at the time of her death and that she “fought with great strength.”

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

Alley was best known for her role as Rebecca Howe, the sexy bar manager on the NBC comedy Cheers, in which she starred opposite Ted Danson from 1987-1993. She won the 1991 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance, for which she was nominated five times. She also received a Golden Globe for the role.

Her career spanning more than 40 years has spanned numerous film roles, including as Vulcan Starfleet officer in the 1982 hit Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and as a career-oriented single mother in 1989’s Look Who’s Talking, which also starred Travolta, Bruce Willis, Olympia Dukakis and George Segal. The popular flick also spawned a 1990 sequel, Look Who’s Talking Too, and a 1993 entry, Look Who’s Talking Now.

Kirstie Alley receives her Emmy Award at the 1994 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on September 11, 1994 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
Kirstie Alley receives her Emmy Award at the 1994 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on September 11, 1994 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
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She received an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for the CBS drama David’s Mother in 1994.

Much of Alley’s work has focused on comedy, with appearances on TV sitcoms such as The Goldbergs, The Middle, Hot in Cleveland, The King of Queens, Dharma & Greg, and others.

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