Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress Kirstie Alley has died of cancer aged 71.
The film star is best known for her roles in Cheers, Veronica’s Closet and Look Who’s Talking.
Her death was announced on Monday night in a statement from her children, William “True” Stevenson and Lillie Price Stevenson.
Her family said her cancer was “only recently discovered” and she passed surrounded by her closest family having fought with great strength.
“As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother,” the statement said.
“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.”
John Travolta, who co-starred with her in the Look Who’s Talking series, took to Instagram to pay his respects.
“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie,” he wrote alongside a photo of her.
“I know we will see each other again.”