Actress Kirstie Alley dies aged 71
American actress Kirstie Alley, best known for her role in the series Cheers, died Monday at the 71 years old.
She played Rebecca Howe, for 147 episodes, in the popular situation comedy Cheers, between 1987 and 1993. The he actress from Wichita, Kansas, won an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 1991 for this role.
Kirstie Alley died of recently diagnosed cancer. Her children True and Lillie Parker issued a statement announcing their mother's death.
“She was surrounded by close family and fought with great strength. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an amazing mother and grandmother. Our mother's passion for life, her children, her grandchildren and her many animals, and her undying joy in creating, inspire us to live fully as she did,” reads a post on social networks.
Kirstie Alley was also known for her role as Veronica “Ronnie ” Chase in the sitcom Veronica's Closet, broadcast between 1997 and 2000.
He has also been seen in the cinema in the films Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Shoot to Kill, Look Who's Talking and Village of the Damned.
In 2012, she appeared on the show's 12th season Dancing With the Stars, where she finished second and on season seven of The Masked Singer.