Jamie Lee Curtis pays respects to 'beautiful mama bear' Kirstie Alley following tragic death

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By Asiya Ali

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Jamie Lee Cutis has paid tribute to Kirstie Alley on social media, following the devastating news of the star's death.

On Monday night, the 71-year-old actress's children, William and Lillie Parker Stevenson, announced their mother's death in a statement shared on her social media.

The siblings revealed that the Cheers star passed after battling an "only recently discovered" cancer, before remembering their mother for her "never-ending joy" and "zest for life".

An outpouring of tributes has been paid to the late actress in the wake of her death. The 64-year-old Halloween franchise star took to Instagram on Monday night to share the "mutual respect and connection" she had with Alley.

Check out Jamie Lee Curtis' post below:

Curtis, who worked with Alley on the second season of the television series Scream Queens, shared a photo of them from the show and wrote: "I've just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died.

"She was a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. 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," the actress concluded.

Check out John Travolta's post too:

John Travolta, who shared the screen with Alley in multiple Look Who’s Talking films starting in 1989, also honored his longtime co-star and friend on his Instagram page.

"Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie," the 68-year-old Grease star captioned a gallery of two photos. "I know we will see each other again."

On his Instagram Stories, Travolta also shared a clip of him and Alley dancing in 1993’s Look Who’s Talking Now - the third and final installment in the rom-com series.

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Credit: Travolta's Instagram Story

The Look Who's Talking actress rose to fame in 1987 when she starred as Rebecca Howe on NBC's Cheers. She earned a Golden Globe for best actress and an Emmy for outstanding lead actress for her part in the series in 1991.

After Alley's stellar career advanced, she went on to receive her second Emmy win for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David's Mother in 1994.

She has appeared in numerous television shows including Veronica's Closet (1997-2000), Fat Actress (2005), Kirstie (2013-2014), and Scream Queens (2015-2016).

Furthermore, the late actress's film discography also includes Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Summer School (1987), Look Who's Talking (1989), It Takes Two (1995), and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

In her family's statement, they wrote that she passed away "surrounded by her closest family fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead".

The siblings honored their mother's special qualities with her "children, grandchildren, and her many animals," and added: "Not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did".

They also thanked the "incredible team of doctors and nurses" at the Moffitt Cancer Center and concluded by thanking Alley's fans, writing: "We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time."

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy

Jamie Lee Curtis pays respects to 'beautiful mama bear' Kirstie Alley following tragic death

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Jamie Lee Cutis has paid tribute to Kirstie Alley on social media, following the devastating news of the star's death.

On Monday night, the 71-year-old actress's children, William and Lillie Parker Stevenson, announced their mother's death in a statement shared on her social media.

The siblings revealed that the Cheers star passed after battling an "only recently discovered" cancer, before remembering their mother for her "never-ending joy" and "zest for life".

An outpouring of tributes has been paid to the late actress in the wake of her death. The 64-year-old Halloween franchise star took to Instagram on Monday night to share the "mutual respect and connection" she had with Alley.

Check out Jamie Lee Curtis' post below:

Curtis, who worked with Alley on the second season of the television series Scream Queens, shared a photo of them from the show and wrote: "I've just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died.

"She was a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. 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," the actress concluded.

Check out John Travolta's post too:

John Travolta, who shared the screen with Alley in multiple Look Who’s Talking films starting in 1989, also honored his longtime co-star and friend on his Instagram page.

"Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie," the 68-year-old Grease star captioned a gallery of two photos. "I know we will see each other again."

On his Instagram Stories, Travolta also shared a clip of him and Alley dancing in 1993’s Look Who’s Talking Now - the third and final installment in the rom-com series.

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Credit: Travolta's Instagram Story

The Look Who's Talking actress rose to fame in 1987 when she starred as Rebecca Howe on NBC's Cheers. She earned a Golden Globe for best actress and an Emmy for outstanding lead actress for her part in the series in 1991.

After Alley's stellar career advanced, she went on to receive her second Emmy win for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David's Mother in 1994.

She has appeared in numerous television shows including Veronica's Closet (1997-2000), Fat Actress (2005), Kirstie (2013-2014), and Scream Queens (2015-2016).

Furthermore, the late actress's film discography also includes Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Summer School (1987), Look Who's Talking (1989), It Takes Two (1995), and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

In her family's statement, they wrote that she passed away "surrounded by her closest family fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead".

The siblings honored their mother's special qualities with her "children, grandchildren, and her many animals," and added: "Not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did".

They also thanked the "incredible team of doctors and nurses" at the Moffitt Cancer Center and concluded by thanking Alley's fans, writing: "We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time."

Featured image credit: AFF / Alamy