looks at pictures of a younger Kirstie Alley after learning that the Cheers actress had passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the age of 71 after a brief battle with cancer. Kirstie Alley’s death was announced on Monday, December 5, 2022.
The actress who played Kirstie Alley on Cheers and Veronica’s Closet has passed away at the age of 71. Her two children, True Parker and Lillie Parker, issued a statement on her social media platforms confirming the news.
According to the post, “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce, and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, which was 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. She was an even more incredible mother and grandmother than she was the legendary actress that she was on screen.
The Emmy-winning actress, who became a household name in the 1980s, has been the subject of fond memories shared by both fans and the co-stars she worked with during her career.
“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” wrote John Travolta, who co-starred with Alley in Look Who’s Talking. “Kirstie, I love you so much. I have no doubt that our paths will cross once more.
12 breathtaking pictures of a young Kirstie Alley, ranging from Star Trek to Toothless
The year 1982 marked Kirstie’s debut in the film industry when she was cast in the role of USS Enterprise navigator Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
At the preview play performance of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on August 1, 1983, Kirstie’s beauty shone through despite the simplicity of the white dress she wore:
In the 1985 miniseries North and South on ABC, she starred alongside Patrick Swayze and James Read as the outspoken abolitionist Virgilia Hazard. She exuded elegance in this role.
In 1985, she had one of her busiest years working in television. That year, she posed as a potential Playboy bunny while portraying feminist icon and journalist Gloria Steinem in the show A Bunny’s Tale.
Kirstie and John Travolta worked together on the movies Look Who’s Talking and its two sequels, which were released in 1990 and 1993 respectively:
The actress landed the part of Robin Bishop, which she will play opposite NCIS star Mark Harmon:
Another role that she shared with Mark Harmon was in the 1986 television film Prince of Bel Air, in which she played Jamie Harrison. And no, we’re not talking about the prince from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!
One more clip from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:
Her favorite shade was scarlet:
Kirstie’s first film of the Nineties was the edgy black comedy Madhouse:
This picture shows her with her current husband, actor Parker Stevenson. They went their separate ways in 1997 after getting married in December 1983. After learning of her passing, he penned a letter of remembrance in which he said, “I am so grateful for the years that we spent together, and for the two incredibly beautiful children and now grandchildren that we have.” You will not be forgotten.
For those of you who are a bit younger, you may remember her from her role as the ideal tooth fairy in Disney’s Toothless: