Kirstie Alley, the two-time Emmy-winning star of classic sitcom Cheers and comedy Veronica’s Closet, has died. She was 71.
her demise got introduced Monday night on her official Twitter account from her children, True and Lillie Parker.
“We are saddened to announce that our incredible, wild and loving mother has passed away after a only recently discovered battle with cancer.
Surrounded by her closest family, she fought with great vigour, leaving us reassured of her endless zest for life and all the adventures to come. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother,” their children wrote.
The family also paid tribute to the “incredible team” at Moffitt Cancer Center in their statement.
“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 in the announcement.
“We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”
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 an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special in 1994 for the CBS drama David’s Mother.
Her career spanning more than 40 years has spanned numerous film roles, including as a Vulcan Starfleet officer in the 1982 hit “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and as a career-driven single mother in 1989’s “Look Who’s Talking” starring John Travolta, Bruce Willis , Olympia Dukakis and George Segal. The popular flick also spawned a 1990 sequel, Look Who’s Also Talking.
In early 2021, Alley sold her longtime California home for $7.8 million; She had bought the Los Feliz property in 2000.
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https://nypost.com/2022/12/05/kirstie-alley-cheers-and-veronicas-closet-star-dead-at-71/ ‘Cheers’ and ‘Veronica’s Closet’ star Kirstie Alley has died aged 71