John Travolta mourns Kirstie Alley after her death – Hollywood Life +2023

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John Travolta paid tribute to a close friend and former co-star Kirstie Alley after her death at the age of 71. “Kirstie was one of the most extraordinary relationships I’ve ever had,” the 68-year-old actor wrote via Instagram on Monday 5 December. the Fat icon snapped several throwback photos of Kirstie including a stunning glamor shot and a candid shot of the couple together. “I love you Kirstie. I know we will meet again,” he also said in the emotional post.

John Travolta pays tribute to Kirstie Alley. (Instagram/John Travolta)

John and Kirstie had a longstanding friendship that began while they were working on the iconic 1989 romantic comedy Look who’s talking, which grossed over $297 million at the box office. In the film, Kirstie plays career-driven accountant Mollie Jensen, who is about to become pregnant George SegalThe character Albert. In the midst of pregnancy, she becomes best friends and then becomes romantically engaged to cab driver James, played by John. Bruce Willis is also in Amy Heckerling directed film as the voice of her talking newborn baby Mikey. The film spawned two sequels, including 1990 Look who is also speaking and 1993s Look who’s speaking now.

Kirstie Alley and John Travolta co-starred in 1989’s Look Who’s Talking, which also spawned two sequels. (TriStar Pictures / Everett Collection)

The two remained close friends over the decades, with John even supporting Kirstie during her first season Dancing with the stars back in 2011 (she competed again in 2015). That Saturday Night Fever The actor actually helped Kirstie choreograph her foxtrot with her partner Maksim Chmerkovsky, made a cameo appearance on the show in a pre-taped segment. He hilariously suggested that his close friend “try a sneaker” for the dance after her Manolo Blahnik shoe flew during a mishap in a previous episode.

Kirstie’s death was confirmed just minutes before John’s post following a private battle with cancer. The heartbreaking announcement was made by her children William Stevenson30 and Lili Stevenson, 28, via her mother’s social media – noting that the cancer was “only recently discovered”. They added that “she was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, which left us reassured of her never-ending zest for life and all the adventures that lay ahead.” Her children, who she shares with ex-husband Parker Stevenson, also said they are “grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Moffitt Cancer Center for their care” and described their mother as “an incredible, fierce and loving mother.” ”

Kirstie, who became famous for her role Cheers, was married to Parker from 1983 to 1987, which was her second marriage. She was also married Bob Alley from 1970 to 1977.

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