The grief for Kirstie Alley was great. The actress died in December at the age of 71. Now, three months after her death, new details have been revealed.
“We are saddened to announce that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer that was only recently discovered,” Kirstie Alley’s children wrote on their mother’s Instagram on December 6. With these words, William True and Lillie Price Stevenson announced the death of the actress.
Kirstie Alley had colon cancer
Shortly thereafter, her press spokesman also gave more details about the death of the “Look who’s talking” actress. The 71-year-old is said to have had colon cancer. He did not mention when she received the diagnosis. According to her children, the cancer was “only recently discovered”. She was last treated at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
It has now been three weeks since the actress died suddenly. In the meantime, the “Us Weekly” magazine has received the death certificate, which now reveals further details. According to this, Kirstie Alley died not in the hospital but at her home in Florida. “She was surrounded by her closest family,” said the statement from her two children. In addition, it is now also known that the actress was cremated.
Breakthrough alongside John Travolta
Kirstie Alley was a star worldwide. She took on her first film role 40 years ago. In 1982, she starred as the Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The comedy “Look who’s talking!” followed seven years later. starring her and John Travolta. In 1990 and 1993 the sequels to the cinema success followed.
From 1987 she also took on the leading role of Rebecca Howe in the sitcom “Cheers” and played this role until the end of the series in 1993. She received an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for the role in the early 1990s.
In 2005, she played a fictionalized version of herself who struggles with obesity on the sitcom Fat Actress. Her battle with the pounds was also featured on her own reality TV show, Kirstie Alley’s Big Life. Throughout her years in the spotlight, Kirstie Alley has also made headlines for her weight.