Kirstie Alley, the Emmy-winning Hollywood actress, is dead after a battle with cancer.


The family of the film star announced her passing in a statement via her Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The statement did not specify what cancer she had, but said it was “only recently discovered”.

“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,” the statement reads.


“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.”

Alley was known for her breakout role in ‘Cheers’, a TV series, back in the 1980s and 90s.

She won an Emmy award for her role as a pub manager on the popular comedy series.

Alley also appeared in the films like ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ and ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’.


She also played in the series ‘Look Who’s Talking’.

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