Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role on Cheers and starred in films such as Look Who’s Talking, died Monday. She was 71 years old.
Elle died of recently discovered cancer, her children True and Lily Parker said in a Twitter post, Elle’s manager Donovan Daughtry told the AP in an email. confirmed his death.
“As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more wonderful mother and grandmother,” a statement from her children read.
From 1987 to 1993, she starred opposite Ted Danson as Rebecca Howe in Cheers, a popular NBC situation comedy about a bar in Boston.
Elle won an Emmy Award in 1991 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Hour Series. In 1993, she won her second Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Television Movie for her role in the CBS television movie titled “David’s Mother”. Voiced by Bruce Willis from 2000 to 2000. She also appeared in the 1990 sequel Look Who’s Talking To.
John Travolta, her co-star in both films, paid tribute to her in a post on his Instagram.
“Kirsty was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” says Travolta. “I love you Kirsty