Kirstie Alley dead aged 71 after battle with ‘recentlydiscovered illness

EMMY Award winning actress Kirstie Alley has died at age 71.

Alley, who rose to stardom on the ’80s and ’90s sitcom Cheers, died ofrecently discovered” سرطان, her family announced on Monday.

Kirstie Alley has died of cancer at age 71

Kirstie Alley has died of cancer at age 71الإئتمان: جيتي
Alley, a two-time Emmy Award winner, died after a short cancer battle, her kids announced on Monday

Alley, a two-time Emmy Award winner, died after a short cancer battle, her kids announced on Mondayالإئتمان: صور جيتي – جيتي
Alley rose to stardom on the hit sitcom Cheers

Alley rose to stardom on the hit sitcom Cheersالإئتمان: جيتي – مساهم

Alley’s children, True and Lillie Parker, announced her death in a social media post.

She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength,” يقرأ البيان.

As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.

The family also extended their thanks and gratitude to the team at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.

Out mother’s zest and passion for life, اطفالها, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.

Alley won an Emmy Award in 1991 and a Golden Globe for her role of Rebecca Howe on Cheers.

Her second Emmy win came in 1994 for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David’s Mother.

Her other major TV credits include Veronica’s Closet, which ran from 1997-2000, 2005’s Fat Actress, which she co-wrote and starred in, and Scream Queens.

Alley also starred on her own show, Kirstie, which aired on TVLand in 2013 و 2014.

Her film debut came in 1982 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, where she played the Vulcan officer Lieutenant Saavik.

She went on to appear in more than a dozen other films, ممنوع من العمل في المملكة المتحدة 1999 hit Drop Dead Gorgeous, Deconstructing Harry, and Look Who’s Talking.

فى السنوات الاخيرة, Alley competed on Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer.

‘YOU ALWAYS BROUGHT CHEERS TO ME

Devastated fans and colleagues have begun sharing tributes to the late actress on social media.

Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie,” John Travolta wrote on Instagram.

I know we will see each other again.

I am heartbroken to learn that we lost Kirstie Alley today. She was an amazing actress, and she will always live in our hearts as the half-Romulan Mr. Saavik in Star Trek II. She was also outstanding as Rebecca in Cheers, and we will never forget her. RIP Kirstie. God bless you,” غرد أحد المعجبين.

So sad to hear about the passing of Kirstie Alley. “Look Who’s Talking” was my favorite movie she was in,” another fan tweeted.

RIP Kirstie Alley. You always brought cheers to me. You fought a good fight. Prayers with you and yours,” tweeted someone else.

Because I was a fan of hers on screen & إيقاف, I am shockingly heartbroken over this news. Kirstie Alley was funny, smart, vivacious, talented & جميلة–no matter her dress size. Many prayers to those who knew her,” another fan wrote.

Sad to hear about Kirstie Alley. Although I didn’t agree with many things she did and said in recent years, she is and was a pillar of my childhood that I will always think of fondly. May she find peace,” another chimed in.

OUTSPOKEN ACTRESS

Alley had become more outspoken in recent years.

في 2020, she received backlash from many of her fellow actors after publicly endorsing Donald Trump for president.

هي tweeted at the time: “I’m voting for @realDonaldTrump because he’s NOT a politician. I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason.

“He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly.

في وقت سابق من هذا العام, Alley came under fire for her comments on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

“I don’t know what’s real or what is fake in this war,” she tweeted in February.

“So I won’t be commenting. I’ll pray instead.”

Her former Dancing With the Stars partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, shared a lengthy response on his Instagram stories.

No one needs your prayer if you don’t know what’s real or fake,” he said in part.

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