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John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristin Chenoweth are among friends, former co-stars and members of the Hollywood industry to pay tribute to actress Kirstie Alley, who has passed away aged 71.

In a statement posted on Alley’s Twitter on Monday night, her family shared that the actress, known for her performances in Look who’s talking, Veronica‘S Storage and Star Trek II: Khan’s Wrathdied of cancer.

“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with the certainty of her endless joy of living and any adventures ahead. before,” the statement said. “As an icon as she is on screen, she is an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

Among Alley’s previous and most memorable roles is her portrayal of lovable and unlucky bar manager Rebecca Howe in more than 100 episodes of the series. Congratulations. But the actress, who starred on both the small screen and the big screen, also appeared alongside John Travolta in the romantic comedy directed by Amy Heckerling in 1989. Look who’s talkingfollowed by the next two parts.

In a statement posted on his Instagram, Travolta said his co-star “was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had” before adding that the two would “see each other again”.

The Kansas-born actress, who has performed in everything from comedy to drama, most recently appeared on the small screen, including roles in Ryan Murphy’s screaming queen with Jamie Lee Curtis and comedy Betty White, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Valerie Bertinelli led by TV Land Hot in Cleveland.

Curtis, in his own post on Monday night, called Alley’s death “sad news,” writing that “we agree to disagree on a number of things but have mutual respect and connection. ”

Curtis added: “She is a great comic book character in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mother bear in real life.

Tim Allen, Alley’s co-star in Because Richer or Poorer?called her “a sweet soul” in a Twitter tribute.

Actor Josh Gad wrote that “his heart breaks for Kirstie and her family,” recalling Congratulations star for her excellence and added that throughout her career, “her smile is contagious, her laughter is contagious, and her charisma is always contagious.” symbolic.”

Pet’s secret life Screenwriter Brian Lynch also celebrates her work on Congratulations and Look who’s talking, notes that she “has an incredible comic book time.”

Stage star Chenoweth, who guest appeared on Alley’s one-season TV Land show of the same name, shared Travolta’s feelings on Twitter, “I love you, Kirstie. I will see you again someday. I can’t believe you’re gone.

The Handmaid’s Tale and Marvel’s Escape actress Ever Carradine, who co-starred with Alley in Veronica’s WardrobeAlthough she has not talked for a long time, she admits that she is very grateful to the late actor “initiating my career”.

“She told me I was funny every day on Veronica’s Wardrobe, and I believed her, she continued. “She threw the most amazing parties and gave the macaws as our gift wrap. Divine speed.”

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