Written by on 06/12/2022

Kirstie Alley who rose to fame with her role as Rebecca Howe in the comedy series “Cheers” has died at the age of 71, after a short battle with cancer.

Her death has been confirmed through her official social media presence, which shared a statement from her children.

“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,” reads 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.”

“We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care,” the statement continues. “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.”

Her role in Cheers saw her receive both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe. She also starred in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet and through the 80’s and 90’s appeared in various films such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Summer School, Shoot to Kill, Look who’s Talking, Drop Dead Gorgeous, For Richer or Poorer to name a few.

She won a second Emmy Award for the television film “David’s Mother” and had many roles in television including shows such as the Last Don, Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, Scream Queens and Kirstie.


Pictured with John Travolta

Main Image courtesy of Instagram

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