New information is coming to light after it was revealed that actress Kirstie Alley had passed away following a secret and brief battle with cancer. Now, the world is learning what kind of cancer she battled.
In a statement shared by Kirstie Alley’s representative, People confirmed that it was in fact colon cancer Alley had been diagnosed with. It remains unclear exactly when Alley was diagnosed. For those who are fans of Fox’s The Masked Singer, Alley was a contestant on the show earlier this year. It has yet to be confirmed if Alley was battling cancer during her time on the show.
And now as the news of Alley’s passing begins to sink in, several of her famous friends have been sharing their own statements as well. From John Travolta:
Kirstie Alley once called John Travolta the “greatest love” of her life, even though they were never truly romantically linked. The lifelong friends starred in the Look Who’s Talking film franchise in the late 80s, and early 90s. While a cast member on Celebrity Big Brother U.K. she admitted that it was easy to fall for Travolta while working with him.
“I almost ran off and married John. I did love him, I still love him,” Alley said. “If I hadn’t been married I would’ve gone and married him and I would’ve been in an airplane because he has his [own plane.]”
In a statement shared exclusively to People, Danson wrote, “I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. I watched an old episode of Cheers. It was the episode where Tom Berenger proposes to Kirstie, who keeps saying no, even though she desperately wants to say yes. Kirstie was truly brilliant in it. Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny. She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.”
Jamie Lee Curtis
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, breaking news revealed late Monday night that the legendary actress best known for her work on Cheers, Kirstie Alley, has passed away. She was 71 years old.
Legendary Actress Kirstie Alley Dies Following Secret Battle With Cancer
The news was first revealed via a statement shared on her personal verified Twitter account. In the statement, it revealed that Alley had been battling cancer. The type of cancer has not yet been confirmed.
“To all our friends, far and wide around the world, We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce, and loving other has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” the statement began. “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.”
The statement continued, saying, “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.”
The statement was signed with her two children’s names, True and Lillie Parker.
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