Kirstie Alley dies at 71

Actress, Kirstie Alley, best known for her role in the comedy series "Cheers" in the 1980s and 90s, has died of cancer at the age of 71.

Alley won an Emmy award and a Golden Globe for her role as a pub manager and waitress on the popular TV series.

The Kansas-born star also appeared in the "Look Who's Talking" film series and the TV sitcom "Veronica's Closet."

The family statement did not specify the type of cancer, but said it was only recently discovered.

She was reportedly surrounded by family at the time of her death.

Her "Look Who's Talking" co-star John Travolta paid her tribute in an Instagram post, describing their relationship as "special."

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