1: actress kirstie alley has passed away at the age of 71 due to cancer. she was well known for her emmy award-winning role as rebecca howe on the popular tv series cheers, and for her appearances in films such as star trek ii: the wrath of khan, drop dead gorgeous, and the look who’s talking series. john travolta co-starred with her in the look who’s talking series.
2: alley’s cancer was only recently discovered and she was surrounded by her closest family when she died. she was from wichita, kansas and her family praised her “zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals”. cheers ran from 1980s to 1993 and she appeared in 147 episodes of the show. she also won a second emmy for best lead actress in 1993 for a cbs tv movie called david’s mother.
3: john travolta paid his respects to her on instagram and her family said she fought with great strength. her family said she had an “eternal joy of creating”. the cause of her death was cancer, which was only recently discovered. her family praised her for her strength and passion for life.