Legendary Actress Kirstie Alley Dies Following Secret Battle With Cancer

Breaking news revealed late Monday night that the legendary actress best known for her work on Cheers, Kirstie Alley, has passed away. She was 71 years old.

Legendary Actress Kirstie Alley Dies Following Secret Battle With Cancer

The news was first revealed via a statement shared on her personal verified Twitter account. In the statement, it revealed that Alley had been battling cancer. The type of cancer has not yet been confirmed.

“To all our friends, far and wide around the world, We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce, and loving other has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” the statement began. “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.”

The statement continued, saying, “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.”

The statement was signed with her two children’s names, True and Lillie Parker.

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