Actress Kirstie Alley, known for her role in the sitcom “Cheers,” has died after battling cancer. She was 71.
“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” her children True and Lillie Parker said on Alley’s Twitter. “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.”.
In 1991, Alley received an Emmy Award and Golden Global for her role as Rebecca Howe on “Cheers.”
Six years after the show ended, Alley earned more Emmy and Golden Globe nods for her role in the sitcom “Veronica’s Closet.”