Kirstie Alley’s cause of death was colon cancer, the actress’ children told People magazine on Tuesday. Alley, known for her role in the 1989 film “Who’s Talking” in which she starred opposite John Travolta, and a two-time Emmy Award winner, died on December 5 at the age of 71.
“Kirstie Alley suffered from colorectal cancer before her death on Monday at the age of 71,” People reported on December 6, who reportedly received the information directly from the actress’s children. Previously, the children – True and Lillie Parker – mentioned the cancer in a statement on social media, but did not provide any details.
“We regret to inform you that our amazing, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with recently diagnosed cancer,” reads an excerpt from the statement in which children announced the death of Kirstie Alley. “She was surrounded by her closest family, she fought with all her might, leaving us with her endless zest for life and adventure. Although she was an icon on the screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”
Colorectal cancer is an increasingly common cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2022 alone, over 106,000 cancers have been reported in the United States so far. his new cases.
Kirsty Alley is dead
Kirstie Alley began her film career in 1982 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In the following years, she appeared in the film “Blind Date”, she also took part in the miniseries “North-South” from 1985. The role of Mollie Jensen in the film “Who’s Talking” from 1989, in which she played alongside John Travolta, turned out to be a breakthrough in her career, which brought great recognition. The production was such a success that Alley starred in two more parts of the comedy – in 1990 and 1993.
During her career, she was honored with the prestigious Emmy Award twice – for her role in the series “Zdrówko” and her performance in the film “David’s Mother”. In recent years, Alley has mostly starred in reality shows, including Dancing with the Stars.
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