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Emmy-winning actress Kirstie Alley dies

Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the classic sitcom Cheers and the film Look Who’s Talking, has died at 71 after a short battle with cancer.

December 6, 2022
6 December 2022

Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role on the classic sitcom Cheers and starred in films including Look Who’s Talking, has died.

Alley died of cancer that was only recently discovered, her children True and Lillie Parker said in a post on Twitter on Monday. 

Her manager Donovan Daughtry confirmed the death in an email to The Associated Press.

She was 71.

“As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother,” Alley’s children’s statement said.

She starred as Rebecca Howe on Cheers from 1987 to 1993, after the departure of original star Shelley Long.

She had her own sitcom on the network, Veronica’s Closet, from 1997 to 2000.

More to come.

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