(RepublicanReport.org) – Kirstie Alley was a beloved presence in American film and television. She first became a household name for her role as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom “Cheers” from 1987-1993. Alley died on Thursday, December 5, and those close to her have publicly revealed that she had been battling colon cancer.
The star’s children, Lillie and True Parker, made a statement to People magazine revealing her diagnosis. The 71-year-old’s doctors only discovered the cancer recently; she passed away after spending a period of time at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
— People (@people) December 6, 2022
Tributes poured in from friends and former colleagues of the actress after the news broke. John Travolta, who shared the screen with Alley and was also a close friend, said she was one of the most “special relationships” he has ever had. Her ex-husband Parker Stevenson, with whom she shared two children, also posted on social media to say he was “grateful for [their] years together” and for their children and grandchildren.
Alley’s work on “Cheers” earned her both an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 1991. She was nominated for both awards again for her starring turn in “Veronica’s Closet,” a sitcom about the owner of a lingerie company in New York City.
May she rest in peace.
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