Kirstie Alley, Cheers and Look Who’s Talking star, dies aged 71

Kirstie Alley, Cheers and Look Who’s Talking star, dies aged 71

The two-time Emmy-winning actor was battling with a recently discovered cancer.
06 Dec, 2022

Kirstie Alley, the two-time Emmy-winning actor who rose to fame in her role on the hit TV series Cheers, died on Monday after a short battle with cancer. She was 71.

Alley’s death was confirmed to Reuters by her representative and through a statement from her children posted on her official Twitter account saying that the actor had died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

“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,” True and Lillie Parker said in a 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.”

Alley’s breakout role came as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers, which she starred in from 1987 until 1993, and for which she received an Emmy and a Golden Globe award in 1991. She won her second Emmy in 1994 for the television film David’s Mother.

Alley also starred alongside John Travolta in the 1989 film comedy Look Who’s Talking and its two sequels.

“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” Travolta said on Instagram alongside a photo of the actor in a white dress. “I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”

Alley starred as the title character in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet from 1997 to 2000, earning Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

She later competed on Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer.


NYS Dec 06, 2022 01:33pm
RIP Alley!
Vijay B Dec 06, 2022 02:14pm
Kirstie Alley was very talented, fun to watch, and unique in her trade. She will be sorely missed by her millions of fans the world over. Bye Kirstie.
Zalim Dec 06, 2022 03:49pm
Rest in Peace
David Dec 06, 2022 04:41pm
One of my favorite artists. What a loss.
Zak Dec 06, 2022 04:55pm
How sad. RIP.
M. Emad Dec 06, 2022 06:17pm
R I P.
Bunny Dec 06, 2022 07:50pm
gosh she was soo loveable . full of energy but then everything comes to an end . heres wishing her family all strength to wade through these testing times.
Syed Ahmed Dec 07, 2022 04:50am
Very sad News indeed Rest in peace