It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Kirstie Alley at the age of 71 after a short battle with cancer. A statement released by her daughters Tru and Lilly Parker said she passed away surrounded by her loved ones. Our condolences go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.
According to the statement, Alley battled cancer with strength and resilience, leaving behind a legacy of inspiration through her joy and courage. Lillie stated that their late mother was a better parent than 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 deeply value and acknowledge their mother’s love of life, which she generously shared with them, her grandchildren, and the many animals she welcomed into her home. They were greatly motivated by her enthusiasm, joy, and creativity and are committed to living their lives with the same passion.
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 actress Kirstie Alley, would like to express their sincere appreciation for the love and support they have received during this difficult time. They kindly request privacy as they continue to navigate through this challenging period.
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 famous performance in the classic comedy series “Cheers” touched millions of people’s hearts. Ted Danson, one of her co-stars, remembers watching an episode of Cheers on the day of her death that included Kirstie’s character, Rebecca Howe, wonderfully playing a woman on the verge of hysteria as she is proposed to by Tom Berenger. This moment illustrates Kirstie’s exceptional ability to play both comic and tragic characters.
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.