Kirstie Alley passes away at age 71 after a personal cancer struggle


Kirstie Alley passes away at age 71 after a personal cancer struggle; After a brief battle with illness, beloved performer Kirstie Alley passed away at 71. The Emmy winner made appearances on large and small screens, leaving a legacy of hilarity and numerous memorable television moments. Anne Thompson from NBC contributes to TODAY.

Parker Stevenson, to whom Alley was married from 1983 to 1997, and they both shared their children. From 1970 to 1977, the actress was first wed to Bob Alley.

In the statement, Alley was said to as an “amazing, strong and loving mother” who would have turned 72 next month.

As well-known as she was on film, her grandchildren gushed about her great parenting.

“Our mother’s fire and love for life, her children, grandchildren, and her numerous animals, not to mention her unending delight of creation, were unmatched and left us encouraged to live life to the fullest just like she did,” says our mother.

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They requested “privacy at this difficult moment” and expressed gratitude for the support and prayers of her admirers.

She continued to appear in a large number of films and television series, including, name a few, “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” “Veronica’s Closet,” “It Takes Two,” “Sibling Rivalry,” “Shoot to Kill,” “Loverboy,” “Runaway,” and the “Look Who’s Talking” series.

Her “Look Who’s Talking” co-star and close friend, John Travolta, was one of the first to pay tribute to the late actress.

The actor and fellow Scientologist, 68, posted on Instagram shortly after the news came, “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had.” “Kirstie, you are loved. I am confident that we shall cross paths again.

In her career, Alley received 76 acting credits.