Star of 'Cheers' Dies at 71 After Short Battle with Cancer

Kirstie Louise Alley was an American actress

Her breakout role was as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers (1987–1993)

she received an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991

Alley made her film debut in 1982 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Alley was married from 1970 to 1977 to high-school sweetheart Bob Alley

Kirstie Alley has died. The famed actress was 71

Her children — son William “True”  and daughter Lillie Price — announced the news Monday evening

Her children's statement  "As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother"

Kirstie Alley dead at 71 after short battle with cancer

She is survived by a son, William True Stevenson, a daughter, Lillie Price Stevenson and a grandson.