The beloved actress Kirstie Alley, known for the hit TV show ‘Cheers!’ has passed away at the age of 71 after an illness.
Alley was known for being an openly right-leaning person in an industry where that’s pretty rare.
Alley’s career spanned decades.
Breitbart News reports:
Kirstie Alley, ‘Cheers,’ ‘Look Who’s Talking’ Star Dead at 71
Actress Kirstie Alley, known for her role in the hit sitcom Cheers, died at the age of 71 this week following a battle with cancer.
Kirstie Alley’s family released a statement from her official Twitter account on Monday, describing her as a “fierce and loving mother” who lost a battle with recently discovered cancer.
“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” the statement read. “She was surrounded by her closest family and felt with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of our never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead,” it added.
“As iconic as she was on the screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”
After thanking the staff that cared for her in the final hours, the family described Alley as having a “zest and passion for life.”
Alley was a woman of tremendous talent.
— Howard Griffiths ☀️ (@HowardGriffiths) December 6, 2022
— Adam Carolla (@adamcarolla) December 6, 2022
This is such sad news. A beautiful, brave, funny and beloved woman. Rest in Peace, Kirstie Alley. https://t.co/3kUpIkV7QB
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) December 6, 2022
It’s so sad. So very sad. God Bless you and keep you Kirstie Alley
— John Ratzenberger (@Dratzenberger) December 6, 2022
I always admired the renegade spirit of #KirstieAlley and the way she fought hard and never backed down from her beliefs, while simultaneously keeping America laughing:) She will be truly missed❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZonQfGxjL2
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) December 6, 2022
Such a sad loss. Rest in peace.