• “Cheers” and “Look Who’s Talking” star Kirstie Alley dies after a health battle.

  • John Travolta leads the celebs’ tributes to his co-star.

  • Fans were heartbroken to learn about Kirstie Alley’s passing.


Kirstie Alley passed away at 71 after battling cancer. Her children announced her passing on Instagram and said she was surrounded by loved ones when she died. They also mentioned she had only just recently learned she had cancer.

As soon as her family announced her death, fans and costars began mentioning how wonderfully Alley treated all of them and how much she would be missed. Many tributes have poured in.

Kirstie Alley (as Maggie Carter) in a made for TV movie STARK: MIRROR IMAGE. May 14, 1986 | Source: Getty Images

Kirstie Alley (as Maggie Carter) in a made for TV movie STARK: MIRROR IMAGE. May 14, 1986 | Source: Getty Images


Alley’s family took to her Instagram page to share a photo of her on a bicycle with an accompanying caption that announced her death. They mentioned she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and a successful actress.

The same photo and caption were shared on her daughter’s Instagram page, where fans, family, and friends sent their condolences to the family. Alley starred in “Cheers,” “Look Who’s Talking,” and “Veronica’s Closet.”


One of the many tributes that came in for Alley after her death was from John Travolta. Travolta and Alley starred together in “Look Who’s Talking” and developed a beautiful friendship from the franchise.

What Did John Travolta Say In His Tribute?

Among those who paid tribute to Alley were her ex-husband, Parker Stevenson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melissa Gilbert, Megyn Kelly, and Valerie Bertinelli. One of the most touching was from John Travolta.


Travolta took to Instagram shortly after Alley’s death was announced and shared two photos. The first was of Alley in a white dress, and the second was of the two of them smiling at one another. His caption said:

“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you, Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”

Parker Stevenson said he was grateful for the years he and Alley had spent together and the children and grandchildren they had welcomed into the family. Jamie Lee Curtis said that she and Alley had mutual respect and understanding for one another, and the news saddened her.


Melissa Gilbert described Alley as funny and talented before saying she would miss her dearly. She mentioned that her heart ached for those who loved Alley and noted that she had difficulty processing the loss.

Megyn Kelly retweeted Alley’s family’s announcement about her death and mentioned that she found the news incredibly sad. She called Alley brave and funny. Valerie Bertinelli’s message was a simple one wishing Alley a peaceful rest.

How Did Fans Pay Tribute to Kirstie Alley?

While Alley’s costars sent loving tributes, her fans also flooded social media with messages for Alley and her family. Fans were shocked and saddened to hear that Alley had passed away so suddenly.



One Twitter user retweeted Alley’s family’s death announcement and said that she “absolutely adored” Alley and was heartbroken to learn that she had passed away. Another fan said Alley’s loss hurt.

Another fan said she chose to remember Alley as she had known her in childhood and hoped Alley was resting peacefully. One fan referenced all her acting credits and said she was a fantastic actress, and it was difficult to learn of her death.

A fan that was entranced by Alley’s beauty as a young girl said that she was crying at the thought of losing Alley. She wished Alley a peaceful rest and shared two photos of Alley when she was younger.

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