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I am very sad to report Kirstie Alley has died. 

The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning “Cheers” star passed away after a short battle with cancer, according to a statement released by her children, True and Lillie Parker.

The full statement reads: 

To all our friends, far and wide around the world…

We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered.

She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.

We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.

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.

We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.

With love always,

True and Lillie Parker

See the original post below. 

John Travolta took to social media to pay tribute to Kirstie Alley after learning the news of her passing. 

He 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.”

See his post below. 

My sincerest condolences to Kirstie Alley’s family and all who knew and loved her. 

May she Rest In Peace.