Hollywood Stars React to the shocking news of Kirstie Alley’s Death

On Monday, Kirstie Alley passed away from cancer. Since her passing, Hollywood has been paying tribute to Kirstie Alley.

The two children of the former Cheers cast member, True and Lillie Parker, revealed on Monday that the Emmy-winning actress had passed away from cancer. She was 71.

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A number of celebrities paid tribute to Alley on social media as word of her passing spread.

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I always believed sorrow for a public figure is a private affair, but I will say I loved her,” Alley’s Cheers co-star Kelsey Grammer said in a statement regarding the news.

Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman statements

Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman and Cheers Cast Mourn Costar Kirstie Alley


Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman, two other Cheers actors, also released statements in which they shared their sorrow.

Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman and Cheers Cast Mourn Costar Kirstie Alley

“I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. I watched an old episode of Cheers. It was the episode where Tom Berenger proposes to Kirstie, who keeps saying no, even though she desperately wants to say yes. Kirstie was truly brilliant in it,” Danson continued. “Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny. She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.”

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Perlman also said: “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless. We became friends almost instantly when she joined the cast of Cheers. She loved kids and my kids loved her too. We had sleepovers at her house, with treasure hunts that she created. She had massive Halloween and Easter parties, and invited the entire crew of the show, and their families. She wanted everyone to feel included. She loved her children deeply. I’ve never met anyone remotely like her. I feel so thankful to have known her. I’m going to miss her very, very much.”

Jamie Lee Curtis posting on Instagram

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Alley’s pal and a fellow Scream Queens alum, posted a picture of the two from the Fox series on Instagram.
“I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died,” she wrote before saluting Alley “as a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life.”
Curtis went on to talk about their personal connection, “She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”

John Travolta wrote on Instagram


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Other Hollywood co stars react

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Tim Allen, who starred alongside Alley in the 1997 movie For Richer or Poorer, tweeted: “A sweet soul pass on in Kristie Alley. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all her family.”

Hollywood Stars React to Kirstie Alley's Death

Steve Guttenberg, Alley’s co-star from It Takes Two, also paid tribute to the actress on Instagram,”Kirstie met me at her house with a tuna sandwich on my favorite bread. ‘Steve, I know all about you and your love of rye bread. Eat some tuna.’ We were rehearsing It Takes Two, and every day she amazed me with her generosity of the tangible and with her soulfulness. The world is a bit empty without Kirstie,”

Broadway and film star Kristin Chenoweth posted on Twitter, “RIP Kirstie. I loved you so. We will meet again.”


In addition to a tweet from Alley in 2018, Jackée Harry also posted a tribute on Twitter, “Whether you agreed with her or not, Kirstie Alley was an undeniable talent who brought joy to many – through the screen and with her warm, hilarious spirit. RIP, luv. You were one of a kind,”

Megyn Kelly tweeted about Alley’s passing, “This is such sad news. A beautiful, brave, funny and beloved woman. Rest in Peace, Kirstie Alley.”

and many stars are continuing to pay tribute as they hear this shocking news.

Rest In Peace kirstie Alley (1951-2022).

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