Some of Hollywood’s legacy actors, most of whom are not part of the liberal hive mind in Tinsel Town, have offered heartfelt tributes to the late actress Kirstie Alley, who passed away on Monday at the age of 71.
The two-time Emmy-winning actor who shot to fame playing Rebecca Howe on the NBC comedy series “Cheers” died after a battle with cancer, reports noted.
Ted Danson, who starred with Alley in ‘Cheers’, said: “I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. I watched an old episode of Cheers. It was the episode where Tom Berenger proposes to Kirstie, who keeps saying no, even though she desperately wants to say yes. Kirstie was truly brilliant in it.
“Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny. She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her,” he added.
Tim Allen said: “A sweet soul passed on in Kristie Alley. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all her family.”
A sweet soul pass on in Kristie Alley. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all her family.
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) December 6, 2022
Alley’s Cheers costar Kelsey Grammer added: “I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her.”
John Travolta, who starred in the films “Look Who’s Talking” and “Look Who’s Talking Too” with Alley, said, “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”
Rhea Perlman who starred with Alley in ‘Cheers’ said: “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless. We became friends almost instantly when she joined the cast of Cheers.
“She loved kids and my kids loved her too. We had sleepovers at her house, with treasure hunts that she created. She had massive Halloween and Easter parties, and invited the entire crew of the show, and their families. She wanted everyone to feel included,” Perlman continued. “She loved her children deeply. I’ve never met anyone remotely like her.
“I feel so thankful to have known her. I’m going to miss her very, very much.”