Hollywood star Kirstie Alley dead

She was one of the biggest acting stars of the eighties, now Kirstie Alley has died completely unexpectedly at the age of 71. Her family announced this. / Hollywood star Kirstie Alley dead

News shook Hollywood on Monday evening local time: Kirstie Alley dead. The actress, known for her roles in the cult series “Cheers” and the “Look Who’s Talking” films, died after a short illness, like her family via announced on social media.

“Our incredible, strong and loving mother has passed away after battling cancer that she was only recently diagnosed with,” the statement said. Alley was surrounded by her loved ones and fought to the end.

“Our mother’s zest for life and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and inspired us to live life to the fullest – just as she did” , write their two children, True and Lillie Stevenson.

Kirstie Alley made the leap to Hollywood in the early 1980s as the Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Her big break came a few years later with the sitcom Cheers. For her role as Rebecca Howe, which she played for six years, she was nominated five times for an Emmy and four times for a Golden Globe, taking home one of the coveted awards.

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Kirstie Alley gained international fame mainly through the cinema comedy “Look Who’s Talking”. She starred alongside John Travolta in 1989, which she slipped into again a year later and in 1993 for sequels. “Kirstie was one of the most extraordinary relationships I’ve ever had, I love you, Kirstie, I know we’ll meet again,” the Hollywood star mourns for his colleague on Facebook.

From 1997 to 2000, Kirstie Alley starred and produced her own sitcom, Veronica’s Closet. In the years that followed, she appeared in numerous film and television productions, which brought her further awards.

In 2005, she played a fictionalized version of herself on the series Fat Actress, which explored her weight issues and the attendant career struggle. Most recently, the actress has also repeatedly participated in reality TV formats. She was seen on “Let’s Dance” on US television and moved to the British “Celebrity Big Brother” house. It was only in April of this year that she took sixth place in the American format “Masked Singer”.

After a first marriage in the 1970s, Kirstie Alley was married to fellow actor Parker Stevenson from 1983 to 1997. During this time, they adopted Lillie Price, now 28, and William True, who is two years older.


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