Her death was announced on her official Instagram account with a statement from True and Lillie Parker

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Tributes have already begun to be posted on social media for Kirstie Alley, who died at the age of 71. The actress best known for her work in Cheers and Veronica’s Closet was remembered for her personality, her parties and her politics.

Her death was announced on her official Instagram account with a statement from True and Lillie Parker.

“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” read the statement.

Jamie Lee Curtis, who shared screentime with Alley on Scream Queens, also reacted on Instagram where she wrote, “I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died. She was a great comic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”

Alley’s ex-husband Parker Stevenson reacted to her death on Instagram with some touching words.

“Dear Kirstie, I am so grateful for our years together, and for the two incredibly beautiful children and now grandchildren that we have. You will be missed. With love, Parker,” he wrote.

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