Kirstie Alley, ‘Look Who’s Talking’ Actress, Has Died

The news was confirmed by the artist’s relatives through their social networks.

Actress Kirstie Alley died Monday night at the age of 71, after losing the fight against cancer, her family and manager announced.

“We are saddened to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with recently discovered cancer,” Alley’s children, True and Lillie Parker, wrote in a statement shared on Alley’s social media.

“She was surrounded by her closest family and she fought with great strength, leaving us with the certainty of her never-ending joy in life and whatever adventure awaits her. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more incredible mother and grandmother, ”adds the text.

The ad, which received thousands of likes on Alley’s Instagram account, expresses the gratitude of the actress’s family to the team of doctors and nurses at Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.

“The enthusiasm and passion for life of our mother, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her undying joy of creating, was unmatched and left 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 the love of always, True and Lillie Parker”, concludes the text.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Alley attended State University before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles.

His first TV appearances were as a game show contestant on “The Match Game” in 1979 and “Password” in 1980.

He made his film debut in 1982’s “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.”

The biggest boost in his career was achieved in 1989 when he starred in the film “Look Who’s Talking” and the sequels “Look Who’s Talking Too” (1990) and “Look Who’s Talking Now” (1993).

The actress starred opposite Ted Danson as Rebecca Howe in “Cheers,” the beloved sitcom from nbc about a Boston bar, between 1987 and 1993. He joined the show at the height of its popularity after the departure of original star Shelley Long.

She won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the role in 1991. She also won a second Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie in 1993 for playing the lead in the TV movie of CBS “David’s mother.”

Alley played a fictionalized version of herself in the 2005 Showtime series “Fat Actress,” a show that drew comedy from her public and media treatment of her weight gain and loss.

And in recent years, he has appeared on various reality shows, including “Dancing With the Stars.”

Reactions in Hollywood

The expressions of affection after the death of the actress did not wait. One of the first to express his regret over the news was the actor John Travoltawho starred with Alley in the famous film from the late 80s.

“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you, Kirstie. I know we will see each other again,” Travolta wrote on Instagram.