Emmy winner Kirstie Alley dies at 71

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American actress best known for her role in the comedy series Cheers died due to cancer 

Kirstie Alley, the famous character playing the pub owner from the 1980´s comedy series Cheers, has died at the age of 71.  

According to a report in the BBC on Tuesday, December 6, the two-time Emmy winning actress died due to cancer.  

A statement issued by her family said, “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away”. The family in their statement did not specify the kind of cancer she was suffering from, the report said.  

Alley won her first Emmy for the role she played of Rebecca Howe opposite actor Ted Danson in Cheers. The report said, she appeared in a total of 147 episodes during the air time of the show. She further went on to win another Emmy in 1993, for best lead actress, this time for a CBS TV movie called David’s Mother. 

The actress born in Kansas also starred next to co-star John Travolta in the Look Who’s Talking series. In a post on social media after Alley´s death, Travolta said, “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie”. 

Alley also appeared in the films like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Drop Dead Gorgeous and many more.

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