It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Kirstie Alley, star of the long-running TV sitcoms "Cheers" and "Veronica's Closet," at the age
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Kirstie Alley, star of the long-running TV sitcoms “Cheers” and “Veronica’s Closet,” at the age of 71.
Kirstie Alley, born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, first caught Hollywood’s attention with her role as Rebecca Howe in the sitcom “Cheers,” which ran from 1982 to 1993. Her career went on to see her as the titular character in the sitcom “Veronica’s Closet,” from 1997 to 2000. Alley won both a Golden Globe and Emmy award for her portrayal of Rebecca Howe on “Cheers.”
Alley made multiple appearances in movies and television shows. She starred as a defense attorney in the courtroom drama “North and South,” had a guest appearances in “Will & Grace,” and even competed on the 12th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011.
Kirstie Alley will be remembered most for her efforts to bring laughter to millions of people and her commitment to her fans. Her enthusiasm and enthusiasm for life will continue to inspire us all.
Alley’s passing leaves yet another void in the hearts of her countless fans and friends, but her memory will live on through her tremendous body of work, which will continue to bring joy to audiences for many years to come.
Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley, and thank you for the wonderful life and joy you have brought us all.
Kirstie Alley Dies at 71
Kirstie Alley, the beloved star of hit ’80s and ’90s TV series Cheers and Veronica’s Closet, has passed away after a long battle with illness at the age of 71.
Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas and began her career on the big screen in 1979 with her turn in the Bond film Kecksburg. She quickly gained recognition for her iconic performance as Rebecca Howe on Cheers, a role which earned her an Emmy nomination, three Golden Globe Awards and countless loyal fans.
Alley also starred in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet as the title character and received two Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe Nominations, and Outstanding Lead Actress in a sitcom award from the Viewers For Quality Television Awards. After Veronica’s Closet she continued to appear in films such as Drop Dead Gorgeous, For Richer or Poorer, and the pilot of the series Fat Actress, in which she also served as executive producer.
A Legacy of Laughter and Hard Work
Kirstie Alley will be remembered for her impeccable comedic timing, iconic characters, and tremendous work ethic. For example, Alley was one of the few women in show biz to make a successful transition from comedy to drama. Throughout her career, she proved that age is just a number and always delivered dynamic, memorable performances.
Alley’s friends and family, who will miss her terribly, remember her for her kindness and compassion. She was always there when you needed a laugh, whether it was on-screen or off.
What She Leaves Behind
Kirstie Alley leaves behind a legacy of joy and laughter that touched many with her witty wit, charm, and humor. She inspired countless actors to follow in her footsteps and will remain an exceedingly beloved icon in the world of comedy.
Alley is survived by her two children, William True and Lillie Price, and two grandsons: Oliver and Cross. She adored her family fiercely and they will remember her with deep love and affection.
Kirstie Alley will forever be remembered for her many accomplishments and remembered as much for her kindness as for her acting ability. She will be missed by fans and colleagues alike.
Rest in peace Kirstie Alley.