Kirstie Alley Passes Away at 71

Actress Kirstie Alley has died at the age of 71. The actress, known for her roles on Cheers, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn, the Look Who’s Talking trilogy, and also Veronica’s Closet passed away after a short battle with cancer. Her kids, William “True” Stevenson, 30, and daughter Lillie Price Stevenson, 28, posted the news on her Instagram.

The Instagram post was as follows:

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. 

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. 

We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care. 

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

Kirstie Alley also worked with The Walt Disney Company on occasion. She appeared in the Mickey’s 60th Birthday program as her Cheers character along with cast mates from the show. She also appeared in the Toothless that first aired on The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC.

Alley would have been 72 next month.

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