Actress Kirstie Alley has died after battling cancer, her family announced today (Monday, December 5th), she was 71 years old. ‘Cheers’ Stars Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer & more mourned Kristie's death in statements to Deadline:
“I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. I watched an old episode of Cheers,” Danson who played Sam Malone, told Deadline.
“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.”
Click here to see what the rest of the Cheers cast had to say about Kirstie.
Fans and celebrities also took to social media to pay tribute to the late actress.