Kirstie Alley Obituary, Death – Kirstie Alley, best known for her roles in the television shows Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous, has passed away. It was the year 71. After a brief bout with cancer, Alley Parker’s children, True and Lillie Parker, broke the news to their friends and family that the actress had passed away. True and Lillie have confirmed the news that Alley passed away on Monday in a statement to PEOPLE.
They released a statement in which they wrote, “We are sad to inform you that our wonderful, fierce, and loving mother has passed away following a struggle with cancer, which was just recently detected.” They proceeded by saying, “She was surrounded by her closest family members and fought with amazing strength, leaving us with the certainty of her never-ending pleasure of living and whatever adventures lie ahead.” She was an even better mother and grandmother than she was an icon on the big screen, which is saying a lot considering how iconic she was.
Their mother’s “zest and enthusiasm for life, her children, grandchildren, and her many animals, not to mention her unending joy of creating, were unparalleled and left us encouraged to live life to the fullest just as she did,” said the children as they recalled their mother. In addition, they expressed their gratitude to the “amazing team of doctors and nurses” that work at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
In the final portion of the message, True and Lillie express their gratitude to Alley’s supporters by saying, “We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this terrible time.”