Kirstie Ally has been a star of the entertainment enterprise for years, and we mourn her loss. We’ve compiled all the details you need to know about Kirstie Alley’s sudden passing.
Who Was Kirstie Alley?
Kirstie Louise Ally was an American actress who was born on 12 January 1951 in Wichita Kansas. She became famous for her role in the NBC sitcom Cheers’ as Rebecca Howe. She won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and other accolades for this role. Her stardom did not end there. She was also recognized for her role as Mollie Jensen, in the Look Who’s Talking film franchise.
How Did Kirstie Alley Achieve Stardom?
Kirstie’s movieography has grown over the years with notable roles in films like ‘Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan,’ ‘Summer School,’ and ‘Shoot to Kill.’ She showed her versatility as she effortlessly moved from dramatic to comedic roles, as seen in “Deconstructing Harry” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous”. She was the star of Veronica’s Closet and dabbled with reality TV in her show titled ‘Kirstie Ally’s Big Life.
What was the cause of death for Kirstie Ally?
Kirstie Ally died on 5 December 2022 at age 71. Her representative confirmed the actress’s death from colon cancer. It is well-known that the disease begins in the large intestine. If not treated and detected early, it can be fatal.
When was Kirstie Ally diagnosed with cancer?
Kirstie’s stage 4 colon carcinoma was discovered in May 2022, during a visit to the doctor for a backache. She underwent chemotherapy at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Florida, despite the grim diagnosis. Kirstie’s disease was already too advanced and she lost her fight within a few short months.
Why is colon cancer such a concern?
Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. It claims thousands of victims each year. The American Cancer Society estimates 106,180 cases of colon cancer in 2022. This disease is expected to cause 52,580 deaths. Colorectal Cancer Alliance also shares a similar statistic, with 151.030 diagnoses expected for the year. Colon cancer usually begins as benign polyps that can mutate to cause the deadly disease.
What were Kirstie Ally’s last projects?
Kirstie’s passion for music didn’t fade in her later years. She showcased her lively personality in 2022 on the reality series ‘The Masked Singer.’ She has also graced the sets for ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ as well as the British Celebrity Big Brother,’ where she finished second.
What have other celebrities said about her death?
The entertainment industry mourns the loss of such a colourful and talented actress. John Travolta and Kirstie’s co star from “Look Who’s Talking” expressed their sorrow on social media. Ted Danson and Kelsey Grammer of ‘Cheers,’ as well as Rhea perlman, also paid her heartfelt tributes. Parker Stevenson and their children, Kirstie Stevenson’s ex-husband as well as her two children, also paid tribute to this irreplaceable talent.
Kirstie Alley’s Legacy Lives On
Kirstie Ally’s contribution in film and television cannot be denied. She touched many lives with her vibrant characters and infectious enthusiasm. Her legacy as an actress of great talent and a popular personality will continue inspiring and entertaining future generations. Rest in peace Kirstie. You will be sorely missed.