Kirstie Alley has died 71 years old. 

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Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous star Kirstie Alley has died. He was 71 years old.

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The children of Alley True and Lillie Parker announced the death of the actor due to cancer. 

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In a statement to People, True and Lillie confirmed that Alley died on Monday. 

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"We are saddened to announce that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with  only recently diagnosed cancer," the statement said.

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The siblings added that the "desire and passion for life of their mother, her children, grandchildren and  many animals, not to mention the eternal joy of creating, was unparalleled and inspired us  to live full lives like her." 

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They also thanked the "incredible team of doctors and nurses" at  Moffitt Cancer Center.

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The statement ends with True and Lillie thanking Alley's fans, sharing, "We appreciate your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time." 

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The statement was also shared on Alley's Instagram page. 

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After the news, Alley's friend and former Avenger John Travolta paid tribute to the actor on social media.

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