Kirstie Alley, who was best known for playing Rebecca Howe on the hit NBC sitcom “Cheers,” died of cancer. She was 71 years old.
Her children, son William “True” Stevenson, 30, and daughter Lillie Price Stevenson, 28, shared the news on their mother’s social media accounts Monday evening. The statement said that she “passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered.”
After hearing the news, John Travolta, who worked with Alley in the past, paid tribute to her on social media. He shared a snap of the late star and wrote, “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”
Valerie Bertinelli also wrote on Twitter that she was saddened by the death, writing, “Oh Kirstie, Rest in Peace” Keep reading the post to know everything about the late star’s personal life.
Who Was Kirstie Alley?
Kirstie Louise Alley was an American actress who was born on January 12, 1951 and died on December 5, 2022. Her big break came when she played Rebecca Howe on the NBC sitcom Cheers from 1987 to 1993. For that role, she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 1991. She played the lead role in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet from 1997 to 2000, which got her more Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Before she died, Kirstie Alley’s two marriages were well-known. Alley was married to her high school sweetheart, Bob Alley, from 1970 to 1977. On December 22, 1983, Alley got married to the actor Parker Stevenson.
In case you didn’t know about Kirstie Alle’s past relationships in detail. Here is all you need to know.
Bob Alley, Kirstie’s First Husband
In 1970, the star of “Veronica’s Closet” married her high school sweetheart. In 2012, when Kirstie was promoting her book The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente), she said she had an affair while she was married to Bob. Her ex happened to have the same last name as her father.
Parker Stevenson, Kirstie’s Second Husband
In 1983, Alley married Stevenson. After they lost a baby, they adopted two kids. Their marriage didn’t last, though. In 1997, they split up.
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Alley said that she fell in love with co-stars Patrick Swayze and John Travolta while she was married to Stevenson and working on North and South and Look Who’s Talking, respectively. But she made it clear in different interviews that neither man was her lover.
Kirstie Alley On Social Media
Alley’s last Instagram video was posted in September when she told her fans that she was joining Cameo and that they could ask her to send them “funny or sincere” messages. Her Cameo page has since been taken down. You can find her on Instagram under the handle @kirstiealley. Where she has a huge fan following of 256k.
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE!