‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ Star, Kirstie Alley Dies at 71

Emmy Award winning actress Kirstie Alley, known for her role in “Cheers” and films such as “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “Look Who’s Talking,” passed away at the age of 71 after a brief battle with cancer, her children True and Lillie Parker announced via social media. 

In a statement, her loved ones said: “Our incredible, fierce, and loving mother has passed away after a short battle with cancer. She fought valiantly, supported by her loved ones, and we can only imagine the boundless optimism with which she will greet her future. She was an incredible mother and grandmother in addition to being a screen legend. We appreciate the excellent care provided by the Medical Center’s staff.”

Alley’s specific form of cancer was unknown at the time this was posted. Alley became a household name as Rebecca Howe on “Cheers” from 1987-1993 … a role that got her an Emmy and Golden Globe in 1991.

Fans will also recognise her from starring in films like “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “It Takes Two,” and “Look Who’s Talking” from the 1980s.

Her children William True and Lillie Price are her only living relatives.

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