Kirstie Alley, best known for roles in the “Look Who’s Talking” films and playing Rebecca Howe on the hit NBC sitcom “Cheers,” has died from cancer. She was 71.
Alley’s children Lillie and William True Stevenson shared the news in a statement posted to their late mother’s Instagram Monday.
Alley had not previously disclosed her cancer diagnosis.
“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” read the statement. “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.”
Lillie and William also thanked “the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.”
“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,” they added. “We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”
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