Maks Chmerkovskiy, Jamie Lee Curtis & More Celebs Remember Kirstie Alley: ‘I Love You’

Following the death of 'Cheers' actress Kirstie Alley, many celebrities like Tim Allen & Jamie Lee Curtis took to social media to mourn the star on Dec. 5.

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(UPDATE: 12/6/22 at 8:00 A.M. ET): Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who was partnered with Kirstie on Dancing With The Stars for two separate seasons, took to Instagram to remember the actress. He posted a photo of them on the dance floor with a touching caption. “We haven’t spoken lately and I’ll tell you everything when I finally see you, but for now I want to say that I love you very much and I wish you the most peaceful rest,” he wrote. “You were one of the most unique people I have ever met and easily one of the brightest moments of my personal and professional life. Some of our relationship is heavily documented. Most of it is known to a select few. All of it was like a wild roller coaster.”

He continued, “From Maude to DJ to Lil Buttercup, you were always all in for life. As I’m typing this, memories of our time together rush to my head. I remember how absolutely wild you were and I start to tear up. Something you’d absolutely hate. And now I can’t help but smile because I remembered exactly what you wanted me to say at your funeral. Don’t think I can do it here. I thought you’d be around forever. I wish we spoke often. Thank you for everything. I love you Kirstie Alley.”

(ORIGINAL STORY): News of Look Who’s Talking star Kirstie Alley‘s death broke on Dec. 5, and many of her former costars and Hollywood peers mourned the actress via social media following the tragic news. Tim Allen, 69, who costarred with Kirstie in For Richer or Poorer took to Twitter to write a sweet message for his late friend. “A sweet soul pass on in Kristie Alley. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all her family,” he wrote. Another celebrity to write about the late Emmy winner included her former Look Who’s Talking Now costar John Travolta, 68. “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again,” he captioned the throwback photos.

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Jamie Lee Curtis shared a message about Kirstie Alley’s passing on Dec. 5. (Jamie Lee Curtis Instagram)

An outpour of love for the It Takes Two star continued as the somber evening progressed, including an Instagram post from Scream Queens star Jamie Lee Curtis, 64. “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,” Jamie’s caption read. “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.”

Jamie wasn’t the only Scream Queens alum to post about Kirstie’s passing either, as Abigail Breslin, 26, also took to Instagram to open up about her grief. “RIP @kirstiealley you were a great lady. I’m so happy I got to work with you on Scream Queens season 2 and always chuckled at the way you put your name in my phone. I hope you’re resting peacefully now. Love to Kirsties family and friends. Xx”, the actress wrote. Her screenshot included Kirstie’s phone contact which read, “Kirstie (like thirsty).”

The news of the Golden Globe winner’s death was shared via Instagram and Twitter on Dec. 5, via her family. “To all our friends, far and wide around the world… We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” the statement began. “She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

“We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care. Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did,” her children, Lillie, 28 and True, 30, continued. “We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time. With love always, True and Lillie Parker.” Although her family revealed that she passed away due to cancer, an official cause of death has been revealed at this time.

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Kirstie Alley died at the age of 71. (Everett Collection)

A few other celebrities to add thoughtful social media messages about Kirstie, also included former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, and One Day at a Time star Valerie Bertinelli. Megyn wrote, “This is such sad news. A beautiful, brave, funny and beloved woman. Rest in Peace, Kirstie Alley.” And Valerie wrote a kind messgae via Twitter as well. “Oh Kirstie Rest in Peace,” she penned.

Radio host Adam Carolla, 58, wrote a message via Twitter regarding the late beauty. “I felt lucky to know you @kirstiealley . Rest in peace, my friend,” he wrote. Four Christmases actress Kristin Chenoweth, 54, also shared a series of photos to grieve her friend. “I love you, Kirstie. I will see you again someday. I can’t believe you’re gone,” the Broadway star wrote. “RIP Kirstie. I loved you so. We will meet again,” Kristin also added in a prior tweet.

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