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Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star Kirstie Alley dies at 71

AFP . Washington
07 Dec 2022 00:03:55 | Update: 07 Dec 2022 00:03:55
Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star Kirstie Alley dies at 71

Kirstie Alley, the two-time Emmy-winning actor who starred in the hit television sitcom “Cheers”, died Monday after a battle with cancer, her family said. She was 71.

“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” her children Lillie Price Stevenson and William True Stevenson said in a statement on Twitter.

“Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.”

Alley rose to prominence for her role as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom “Cheers” about a Boston bar, for which she received an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy series in 1991.

She received a second Emmy for her role in the television film “David’s Mother.”