Actress Kirstie Alley, known for her roles in “Cheers,” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” has died. She was 71. Her children, True and Lillie Parker, announced their mother’s death in an Instagram statement on Monday.
“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,” the announcement read.
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“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.”
The siblings thanked the “incredible team of doctors and nurses” at Moffitt Cancer Center where Kirstie received care.
The statement concluded, “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.”
I must say that when I saw the news, I gasped. I was a huge fan of Kirstie Alley back in the day, specifically in the 90s. I always thought she was gorgeous, and absolutely loved her in some of my favorite movies — Look Who’s Talking (1989), Look Who’s Talking Too (1990), and Look Who’s Talking Now (1993) [which is my FAVE out of the trilogy – peep my fave scene above]. Also, I stayed watching It Takes Two featuring the Olsen twins.
Rest in peace, Kirstie!