Kirstie Alley of ‘Cheers’ and ‘Look Who’s Talking’ Passes Away at 71

It was reported on Monday that actress Kirstie Alley passed away at the age of 71 after a private battle with cancer. She is survived by her two children.
Ted Danson paid tribute to his former Cheers leading lady:
“I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. I watched an old episode of Cheers. 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.”
Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.
Tim Allen, who starred alongside Alley in For Richer or Poorer, tweeted:
“A sweet soul pass on in Kirstie Alley. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all her family.”
Jamie Lee Curtis shared on her Instagram:
I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died. She was a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.
Steve Guttenberg shared on Instagram:
Kirstie met me at her house with a tuna sandwich on my favorite bread . ‘Steve, I know all about you and your love of rye bread., eat some tuna.” We were rehearsing ‘It Takes Two’, and every day she amazed me with her generosity of the tangible and with her soulfulness. The world is a bit empty without Kirstie.

All of us at Fandom Spotlite send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Kirstie Alley.

What are some of your favorite Kirstie Alley memories? Here is one of ours.

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