Kirstie Alley, Emmy-award winning actress, died Monday.
Alley, 71, died of cancer that was very recently discovered, according to a statement posted to her Twitter account.
"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 said.
"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."
Alley starred as Rebecca Howe on the NBC sitcom Cheers from 1987 to 1993, winning an Emmy for the role.
December 6, 2022