Remembering Kirstie Alley: A Legacy of Joy and Courage

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the beloved actress, Kirstie Alley, at the age of 71, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kirstie, famous for her iconic roles in sitcoms like “Cheers” and “Look Who’s Talking,” passed away surrounded by her closest family and friends, leaving behind an inspiring legacy of joy and courage.

Her daughters, True and Lillie Parker, shared a heartfelt statement, expressing their admiration for their mother’s extraordinary strength and resilience in fighting cancer. They described Kirstie as a better parent than she was a television celebrity, highlighting her unrelenting love of life that she shared with her children, grandchildren, and the numerous animals she welcomed into her house.

In their grief, True and Lillie find solace in knowing that Kirstie is no longer in pain and has embarked on new adventures beyond the stars. They are determined to carry on with the same zeal and zest for life that their mother displayed, aiming to live their lives inspired by her excitement, joy, and creative energy.

The heartfelt statement also expressed the family’s deep appreciation for the excellent and sensitive treatment Kirstie received at Moffit Cancer Center. The dedicated doctors and nurses provided her with quality healthcare services, offering comfort and care not only to Kirstie but also to her loved ones.

During this difficult time, True and Lillie Alley request that their privacy be respected as they navigate through their grief. They are grateful for the love and support they have received and are touched by the numerous condolence notes from Alley’s fans and colleagues.

John Travolta, Kirstie’s former co-star, and friend, publicly paid tribute to her on social media, sharing a photo of them together with an emotional caption. Jamie Lee Curtis also remembered Kirstie fondly, recalling how she helped her buy onesies for her family during Christmas. Despite their occasional disagreements, they maintained a strong mutual respect and connection.

Kirstie’s career was filled with memorable performances, particularly in her Emmy-winning role in the classic comedy series, “Cheers.” Ted Danson, her co-star, reminisced about a scene in the show where Kirstie’s character, Rebecca Howe, portrayed a woman on the brink of hysterics when proposed to by Tom Berenger. This scene demonstrated Kirstie’s remarkable talent for both comedic and dramatic roles.

Not only was Kirstie a gifted actress, but she also remained active and engaged with her fans through social media platforms like Cameo. Her messages ranged from funny to thoughtful, allowing her to stay connected with her beloved fans.

Kirstie Alley has left behind an incredible legacy filled with laughter and poignancy. Her talents on stage and screen will forever be cherished by those lucky enough to have witnessed them. We are grateful for all she gave us throughout her career and will fondly remember her always.