Cheers star Kirstie Alley has died. She was 71.
In a statement, her children, True and Lillie Parker, said, "We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered."
Her Cheers costars are mourning her loss. Ted Danson told Vanity Fair, "I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.”
Kelsea Grammer says, “I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her.” Rhea Perlman added, "Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless.” (Deadline)
On social media, her former costar John Travolta wrote, "Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I've ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again."
Jamie Lee Curtis, wrote on Instagram, “I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died. She was a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”