Kirstie Alley, ‘Cheers’ and ‘Veronica’s Closet’ star, dead at 71
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Kirstie Alley, an American actress, comedian, and spokesperson. She was best known for her roles in the popular television shows, ‘Cheers’ and ‘Veronica’s Closet’. Alley passed away on December 6, 2022, at the age of 71.
Kirstie Alley’s breakout role came in 1987 when she replaced Shelley Long as the female lead in the popular television series ‘Cheers’. Alley played the character of Rebecca Howe, a cold, calculating businesswoman. Her performance on the show earned her numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
After ‘Cheers’, Alley went on to create and star in her own sitcom, ‘Veronica’s Closet’, which aired from 1997 to 2000. The show was a commercial success and earned Alley another Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Alley was married to Parker Stevenson from 1983 to 1997 and they had two children together, True and Lillie. She was also a prominent member of the Church of Scientology and credited the religion with helping to turn her life around.
Death and Legacy
The news of Kirstie Alley’s death has left fans and colleagues devastated. Many have taken to social media to share their condolences and memories of the talented actress. Alley will always be remembered for her iconic roles in ‘Cheers’ and ‘Veronica’s Closet’, her comedic timing, and her infectious personality.
Kirstie Alley was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and her contributions to the world of comedy will not be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by friends, family, and fans alike. Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley.