Kirstie Alley has died. She was 71.
On Monday, her family made the announcement on Twitter, the platform she used to support Donald Trump and her controversial religion Scientology.
Her family said she had a short battle with cancer which was just recently diagnosed:
To all our friends, far and wide around the world…
We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered.
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. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.
We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.
Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.
We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
With love always,
True and Lillie Parker
Kirstie Alley was an American actress and comedian best known for her roles in the TV shows “Cheers” and “Veronica’s Closet,” as well as her appearances on reality TV shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life.” She also appeared in a number of films, including “Look Who’s Talking” and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Alley was known for her strong support for the Church of Scientology and was open about her involvement in the organization.
Most people these days will remember her for her staunch support for Donald Trump during the election.