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Kirstie Alley’s colleagues and coworkers, many of whom she worked with throughout her distinguished career, have begun to share their recollections of the late actress as the film industry mourns her loss. According to her family, the former Cheers star passed away on Monday at the age of 71 after a battle with colon cɑncer.
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, and Kelsey Grammer, who co-starred in Alley’s Cheers, each spoke on Monday about Alley. Despite his belief that lamenting the passing of a famous person is a “private concern,” Grammer says in his statement that he “loved her.”
Danson states that he learnt about Alley’s demise while rewatching a Cheers episode in which she continually refused to marry Don Santry (Tom Berenger), despite having her heart set on it.
Danson plays the role of Don Santry in this scene. Danson says Alley performs “excellently.”
Her portrayal of a lady on the edge of a mental breakdown was lauded by a critic who said it was “her ability to convey a woman on the point of a mental collapse was both tragic and delightfully humorous.” According to Danson, who recorded that event 30 years ago, “She made me laugh, and she made me laugh just as hard today.”
“I didn’t find out about Kirstie’s demise until I was ready to exit the plane. Although I am heartbroken over her departure, I will always be grateful for the numerous occasions when she made me laugh. I adore her children wholeheartedly. They recognize the vast heart and chastity of their mother. She will be sorely missed when she departs.
Perlman remembers Kirstie as “a one-of-a-kind individual who was also a tremendous friend.” She exuded limitless delight. We grew close almost immediately when she began working at Cheers. She was equally as devoted to my children as she was to them.
“She arranged treasure hunts for us to take part in during sleepovers at her house. She lavishly hosted Halloween and Easter events for the whole cast and staff of the show, as well as their families. She wished for everyone to have a sense of belonging. She had a deep affection for her children. She is unlike anyone I’ve ever met in the slightest. I consider myself tremendously fortunate to have met her. I will genuinely miss her company.
Many of Alley’s mourners used social media after her passing to post their condolences and recollections. In an Instagram message, Kirstie Alley’s “It Takes Two” co-star Steve Guttenberg thanked the actress for her kindness. Tim Allen tweeted his “prayers” to Kirstie Alley and her family after the actor and he co-starred in the 1997 movie For Richer or Poorer. Having a “beautiful soft personality,” Alley was praised. He recounted that Alley, who was aware of his liking for that cuisine, had brought him a tuna fish sandwich on rye to set.
According to Guttenberg, “Kirstie amazed me every day with her gift of the tangible and with her soulfulness,” and the world “seems a bit less complete without her.”
In an Instagram post, John Travolta, who costarred with Alley in the 1989 film Look Who’s Talking, paid respect to the late actor. One of the deepest friendships Travolta has ever had, he said of their relationship in the piece.
I’m sure we’ll cross one other’s paths again. “I have no doubt that I love you so much, Kirstie,” adds Travolta. Sharon Stone shared her condolences for Alley’s demise in the comments section and called her “really funny and fantastic.”
In the slasher movie Scream Queens, Alley and Jamie Lee Curtis shared a leading role. Jamie Lee Curtis honored Alley by calling her a “wonderful comic foil” in front of the camera and a “beautiful mama bear” in the background in an Instagram post. Alley allegedly helped Curtis during one of the holidays when she went onesie shopping for her entire family.
Curtis concludes that even though they had many disputes, they respected one another. It’s unfortunate.
Jackeé Harry also demonstrated her admiration for Alley’s legacy by releasing a note next to a tweet Alley had previously posted expressing her unshakable love for Jackeé Harry.
Harry says of Kirstie Alley, “She was an amazing talent who made many people happy, both on film and with her charming and humorous attitude.” Whether or not you shared her opinions, Kirstie Alley was a tremendous performer who made many people happy. Luv, have peace. Without a doubt, you were exceptional in every aspect.