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.
A number of celebrities paid tribute to Alley on social media as word of her passing spread.
Kelsey Grammer Reacts to Kirstie Alley’s Death
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 and Rhea Perlman, two other Cheers actors, also released statements in which they shared their sorrow.
“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.”
Jamie Lee Curtis posting on Instagram
John Travolta wrote on Instagram
Other Hollywood co stars react
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.”
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.”
RIP Kirstie. I loved you so. We will meet again.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) December 6, 2022
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. https://t.co/czHvkjVpMw
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) December 6, 2022
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).