Who is Kristie Alley?
Kirstie Louise Alley was an American actress. Robert and Lillian Alley gave birth to Kirstie Louise Alley on January 12, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas. She was brought up in a Roman Catholic household.
Her breakthrough role was Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers, for which she won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award in 1991. In 1994, she received her second Emmy win for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David’s Mother.
Alley was first married to Robert Dunn Alley from 1971 to 1977.
She then got married to spouse Parker Stevenson from 1983 with whom she had two adopted children. They got divorced in 1997.
How did she pass away?
Alley’s manager confirmed on Tuesday that the actress died of colon cancer. The cancer was only recently discovered, according to a statement posted on her twitter by her family.
According to Mayo Clinic, Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine. Colon cancer typically affects older adults, though it can happen at any age.
It usually begins as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps that form on the inside of the colon. Over time some of these polyps can become colon cancers.
She had been receiving treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, near her home in Clearwater.
John Travolta is one among the stars to pay homage to Alley calling her a very special person.
Kirstie Alley is survived by her two adopted children, Lillie Price Stevenson and William True Stevenson.
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