Kirstie Alley’s Cause of Death Revealed


Cheers star Kirstie Alley has died. She was 71.

A representative for Kirstie Alley tells People magazine that the actress had colon cancer.

In a statement, her children, True and Lillie Parker, said, “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered.”

Alley’s former co-stars spoke out following the news to honor the late actress.  Cheers co-star Ted Danson told Vanity Fair, “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.”

Kelsea Grammer shared, “I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her.” Rhea Perlman added, “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless.” (Deadline)

On social media, her former costar John Travolta 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.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, wrote on Instagram, “I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died. She was a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”

Alley won a Golden Globe for best actress and an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in 1991 for her role on Cheers.

She also appeared on such TV shows as Veronica’s Closet and Fat Actress as well as such movies as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Look Who’s Talking.

In 2010, her life was chronicled on the A&E reality TV series Kirstie Alley’s Big Life. She also competed on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars in 2011, and season 7 of The Masked Singer in 2022.