Kirstie Alley, noted for her iconic appearances in smash sitcoms like “Cheers” and “Look Who’s Talking,” died at 71 after a brief battle with cancer. True and Lillie Parker, her daughters, released a heartfelt statement following their mother’s death. They disclosed in it that she died surrounded by her closest family and friends.
According to the statement, Alley fought her cancer with extraordinary strength and resilience, leaving behind an inspiring legacy of joy and courage. Lillie went on to say that their late mother was a better parent than she was a television celebrity. Despite their grief, they find solace in the fact that she is no longer in pain and is embarking on adventures beyond the stars.
The siblings were filled with admiration and gratitude for their mother, who had an unrelenting love of life that she shared with her children and grandkids and the numerous animals she welcomed into her house. They were determined to pursue their lives with the same zeal after being inspired by her excitement, joy, and creative energy.
They also praised the excellent and sensitive treatment given to their loving parent by the medical personnel at Moffit Cancer Center. During her stay in the hospital, the dedicated doctors and nurses treated her with respect and care, comforting them in knowing she received quality healthcare services.
True and Lillie Alley, the children of the late and adored actress Kirstie Alley, have expressed their gratitude for the love and support they have received during this terrible time. As a result, they request that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.
Numerous condolence notes have been received from Alley’s family since the news of her death surfaced. John Travolta, her former co-star, and friend, publicly paid tribute to her on social media, tweeting a photo of her with the emotional caption:
“One of the most special connections I’ve ever had was with Kirstie. Kirstie, you are my favorite. I’m sure we’ll run into each other again.” Similarly, Jamie Lee Curtis shared her fond memories of the actress and how she helped her buy onesies for her family at Christmastime. Even though they disagreed on some matters yet still maintained mutual respect and connection.
Overall, it is clear that many individuals were touched by Kirstie Alley’s life and will miss her dearly as they come to terms with her passing.
Kirstie Alley was an Emmy-winning actress whose iconic performance in the classic comedy series “Cheers” touched the hearts of millions. On the day of her death, Ted Danson, one of her co-stars, recalled watching an episode from Cheers that featured Kirstie’s character, Rebecca Howe, brilliantly portraying a woman on the brink of hysterics as she is proposed to by Tom Berenger. This scene exemplifies Kirstie’s remarkable talent for both comedic and dramatic roles.
Not only did her acting career take off with “Cheers,” but it propelled even further when she won Emmys for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991. In addition to acting, Kirstie was also quite active and invested in social media platforms such as Cameo, where she provided messages that ranged from funny to thoughtful, all to stay connected with fans.
Kirstie Alley has left behind an incredible legacy full of laughter and poignancy that will be forever cherished by everyone lucky enough to witness her talents on stage and screen. We are grateful for all she gave us throughout her career and will fondly remember her always.