“Dear Kristie, I am so grateful for our years together and for the two incredibly beautiful children and now the grandchildren that we have,” he wrote alongside a picture of the interpreter holding on to his shirt while smiling for the camera. “We will miss you. With love, Parker,” concludes the also actor, who was married to Alley from 1983 to 1997.
The star has left an indelible mark on those who knew her. In fact, many colleagues have shared emotional messages remembering the artist who played Rebecca Howe in ‘Cheers’, a role that earned her an Emmy Award in 1993 and a Golden Globe in 1991.
One of the first to pay tribute to you has been John Travolta, who had a great friendship since they performed together ‘Look Who’s Talking’ (1989), in addition to the two sequels, ‘Look Who’s Talking Too’ (1990) and ‘ Look who’s talking now’ (1993).
“Kirstie’s was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” he said of the late actress. “I love you, Kirstie. I know we’ll see each other again,” added the star of ‘Grease’, who has also shared a video on Instagram in which they both perform ‘The dance of love’ in a sequence from the film ‘Look who speaks’.
For the actress, Travolta was her great passion. Without going any further, during the recording of the American edition of ‘Big brother celebrity’, Alley revealed that she was the love of her life and that she loved him. “If she hadn’t been married, I would have married him and been on a plane because he has his own plane, ” she said amused.
But, even though Travolta reportedly felt the same way about her, they didn’t act on his feelings. The actress was married to Stevenson at the time but they divorced in 1997, however the actor married Kelly Preston in 1991, who died of breast cancer in 2020.
Kelsey Grammer, Jamie Lee Curtis and many other artists have also reacted to Alley’s death. Thus, ‘Cheers’ actor Kelsey Grammer has written: “I always believed that grief over a public figure is a private matter, but I will say that he loved her.”
Likewise, two great stars of that same series, Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman, have expressed their sadness. “I was on a plane today and I 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,” Danson recalled .
“Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was moving and hysterically funny. She made me laugh 30 years ago when she filmed that scene and it made me laugh just as hard today. When I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. “I’m so sad and so grateful for all the times you made me laugh. I send my love to your children. As you well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her,” he concludes.
For Perlman, “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy to be was limitless.” “We became friends almost instantly when she joined the cast of ‘Cheers.’ She loved kids and my kids loved her too. We had sleepover nights at her house, complete with scavenger hunts she created. She threw massive Halloween and Easter parties and invited the entire show team and their families. She wanted everyone to feel included. She loved her children dearly. I have never “I’ve never known anyone remotely like her. I feel so grateful to have met her… I’m going to miss her very, very much,” she revealed.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Alley’s friend and partner, has chosen to share a photo of the two of them on Instagram. “Just heard the sad news that Kirstie has passed away,” she wrote, before greeting Alley “as a great comedic foil to @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful real life mama bear of hers.”
Speaking of their personal bond, Curtis continues: “She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We disagreed on a few things, but we had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”
Tim Allen, who shared the lead with Alley in the 1997 film ‘For richer or poorer’, has also taken to the networks to show his regret: “A sweet soul. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all his family”, he tweeted.
The same feeling is expressed by comedian Steve Guttenberg on Instagram towards the actress: “Kirstie welcomed me into her house with a tuna sandwich on my favorite bread. ‘Steve, I know all about you and your love for rye bread. Have some tuna.’ We were rehearsing ‘It Takes Two,’ and every day she amazed me with her generosity of the tangible and with her feeling. The world is a little empty without Kirstie.”
Actress Jackée Harry has also written a few words on Twitter: “Whether you agreed with her or not, she was an undeniable talent who brought joy to many, through the screen and with her warm and hilarious spirit. RIP, love. You were one of a kind.”
In another tweet, Megyn Kelly has said goodbye with these words: “This is such sad news. A beautiful, brave, funny and loved woman. Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley.
Taylor Lautner, who starred in ‘Scream Queens’ with the artist, has preferred to share a moment from the series on her Instagram. “An honor to work with you and meet you, Kirstie. RIP”, she has stated along with a heart emoji.
Valerie Bertinelli has also pulled emoticons: a broken heart and praying hands, along with the phrase “Oh, Kirstie. Rest in peace.”
Scott Baio also could not miss: “What a talented and sweet person. We will miss you. I send my sincerest condolences to your children and other loved ones.”