Kirstie Alley Dead At 71 Following Battle w/ Colon Cancer [CONDOLENCES]
Kirstie Alley has passed away at the age of 71.
According to Kirstie Alley’s children, the “Veronica’s Closet” actress died yesterday (Dec. 5) from colon cancer. True and Lillie Parker announced their mother’s passing in a statement that said:
“To all our friends, far and wide around the world… We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered.”
“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.”
True and Lillie added:
“Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, 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. We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time. With love always, True and Lillie Parker”
Following the unfortunate news, the Emmy-Award-winner’s friend and former co-star John Travolta took to social media to pay tribute to the actress. John Travolta wrote:
“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”
Valerie Bertinelli also took to social media to share her condolences to Alley and her family. The actress wrote on Twitter last night (Dec. 5):
“Oh Kirstie, Rest in Peace”
Alley rose to stardom in 1987 when she starred as Rebecca Howe on NBC’s “Cheers.” Along with her two-time Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress, she also earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress. In addition, Alley appeared on multiple television shows including; “Fat Actress” (2005), “Kirstie” (2013-2014), and “Scream Queens” (2015-2016).
She also starred in films such as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982), “Summer School” (1987), “Look Who’s Talking” (1989), “It Takes Two” (1995), and “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999).
In 2010, her life was displayed in a reality show series titled “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life.” She also competed on season 12 of “Dancing with the Stars,” and season 7 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired this year.
theJasmineBRAND sends our condolences to the family and friends of Kirstie Alley.