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John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristin Chenoweth remember Kirstie Alley: 'A great comedic foil'

John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristin Chenoweth are friends, former co-stars and Hollywood insiders who remember actressKirstie Alley, who

Died at , at the age of .

In a statement posted to Alley’s Twitter on Monday night, her family shared the actress, who was named in the

Known for performing Look Who’s Talking, Veronica’s Closet

and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan , died of cancer.

“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with mighty strength, reassuring us that the joys of her life will never end, no matter what adventures lie ahead,” the statement said . “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

One of Alley’s early and most memorable roles was in Exceeding

set Cheers. But the actress, who has appeared on both the small and big screens, also appeared alongside John Travolta in 1989 rom-com Look Who’s Talking by Amy Heckerling, followed by two sequel.

In a statement posted on his Instagram, Travolta said his partner “is one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” before adding The two will “meet” again.

The Kansas-born actress has played everything from comedic to dramatic roles and has recently appeared on the small screen, including Ryan Murphy Scream character Queens with Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White, Jane Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick & Valerie Bertinelli in TV Comedy

Cleveland Hot

.

Curtis called Alley’s death “sad news” in her own post on Monday night, writing “We agree to There are disagreements on some things, but mutual respect and connection.

“She was a great comedic foil in @tvscreamqueens and a beautiful mama bear in her real life,” Curtis added.

Allie’s co-star Tim Allen in

For Richer or Poorer called her For “One Sweet Soul” in a tribute on Twitter. A star for her talent, adding that throughout her career, “Her smile was always contagious, her laugh was always contagious, her charisma was always iconic.”

The Secret Life of Pets screenwriter Brian Lynch is also in Cheers to celebrate her work) and to see who’s talking, to point out her ” There’s incredible comedic timing.”

Broadway star Chenoweth appeared as a guest on Alley’s eponymous single-season TV Land show, sharing Travolta’s Viewpoint, and tweeted: “I love you Kirstie. I will see you again one day. I can’t believe you’re gone.”

The Handmaid’s Tale and

Marvel’s Runaway actress Ever Carradine, who was in Veronica’s Closet

, starring alongside Alley, admits that while they haven’t spoken in a while, she thanks the late actress for “starting my career.”

“She told me I had fun every day at

Veronica’s Closet and I believed her, ‘ she continued. “She threw the best party and had a parakeet as our wrapping gift. Godspeed.”

Read more tributes below.

Sweet soul delivery at Christy Lane. Sad, sad news. Praying for all her family.

— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) Dec 6, 2022

I just headlined about

#KirstieAlley . I’ve never spoken to her, but thank her for starting my career. She told me I had fun every day at Veronica’s Closet, and I believed her. She threw the best parties and had parakeets as our wrapping gifts. Godspeed. — Ever Carradine (@EverCarradine)

Dec 6, 500

Would you agree with her or not, Kirstie Alley is an undeniable talent who has brought so many people to life through the screen and her warm, funny spirit joy.

RIP, honey. you are unique. https://t.co/czHvkjVpMw

— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) December 6 day,100

Kirstie Alley is a delightful actress I had the pleasure of working with on Damn Village. She will be missed. – John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) 1599943291755429889 Dec 6, 71

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