Kirstie Alley dead at 71
Kirstie Alley (Photo by S. Bukley)

Actress Kirstie Alley, known for starring in films Look Who’s Talking and its sequels, Deconstructing Harry, and Drop Dead Gorgeous has died after a private battle with cancer. She was 71.

Her children True and Lillie Parker released a statement via her Twitter account, “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered. 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. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

The statement continued, “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.”

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