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Entertainment Kirstie Alley Dies: Ted Danson Remembers His Cheers Leading Lady

06:50  06 december  2022
06:50  06 december  2022 Source:   tvline.com

Kirstie Alley Dead at 71: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenoweth and More Pay Tribute

  Kirstie Alley Dead at 71: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenoweth and More Pay Tribute Actress Kirstie Alley died at age 71 after a short battle with cancer, her children announced Dec. 5. See how her co-stars and friends are remembering the late Cheers star.The Veronica's Closet actress, who won numerous accolades during her career, died at age 71 after enduring a brief battle with cancer.

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Ted Danson is paying tribute to his former Cheers leading lady Kirstie Alley, whose death from cancer was announced on Monday.

“I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. I watched an old episode of Cheers,” Danson said in a statement to our sister site Deadline. “It was the episode where Tom Berenger proposes to Kirstie, who keeps saying no, even though she desperately wants to say yes. Kirstie was truly brilliant in it. Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny. She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. 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.”

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Alley played tightly wound bar manager Rebecca Howe opposite Danson’s unapologetic cad Sam Malone on Cheers from Season 6 through to the end of the series.

“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” Alley’s children True and Lillie said in a statement Monday. “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.”

Kirstie Alley's death leads people to share her prior condolence Tweet

  Kirstie Alley's death leads people to share her prior condolence Tweet Kirstie Alley's passing prompted many social media users to Tweet 'you had a good go at it thanks for your input.'The former Cheers star's death was announced on Monday by her children True, 30, and Lily, 28, as they shared she fought a brief battle with cancer before passing at age 71.

The statement continued: “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, her 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.”

In joining Cheers in 1987, Alley filled the void left by former leading lady Shelley Long. The NBC comedy didn’t miss a beat though, climbing the Nielsen charts to become TV’s top-rated show in Season 9. Alley was nominated for five Emmys for her work on Cheers, winning in 1991.

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The 'Cheers' star died Monday after a short battle with colon cancer.The King of Queens star told Rolling Stone that, despite their textured history, she takes no pleasure in Alley's death. The Cheers star died Monday after a short battle with colon cancer, her rep confirmed to ET. She was 71. Alley's two children -- True Stevenson, 30, and Lillie Stevenson, 28 -- announced the tragic news Monday on Alley's social media accounts.

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