Kirstie Alley wanted to help fans in heartbreaking final clip weeks before death

Darcy Rafter December 6, 2022
Kirstie Alley wanted to help fans in heartbreaking final clip weeks before death

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Late actress Kirstie Alley wanted to help and connect with her fans in a heartbreaking final Instagram clip posted weeks before her tragic death.

Alley’s death was confirmed on December 5, 2022, shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer. She was 71 years old.

Kirstie’s successful career spanned five decades, but she was best known for starring as Rebecca Howe in the hit sitcom Cheers. She went on to win an Emmy Award and Golden Globe for her role in the show.

Alley soon became a household name as she bagged starring roles in the likes of; Takes Two, Veronica’s Closet, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Look Who’s Talking.

Most of all, Kirstie Alley enjoyed reaching out to her many fans and her final Instagram post, shows the Cheers star to be doing just that.

Kirstie Alley wanted to help fans in a heartbreaking final Instagram

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The actress’s last Instagram video shows her re-connecting with fans as she shared a heartbreaking final clip, posted in September.

Alley announced in the video she was joining online video platform, Cameo. This means that fans could request video messages from her through the platform.

The Instagram video begins with Kirstie smiling and waving at the camera. She has her hair in a pristine blow out as she sports a black shirt and soft glam makeup.

In an excited voice Alley exclaims: “Hi, it’s me, Kirstie, and a bunch of you have asked me to do these greetings, and I always do what you ask me to do.”

When noises from what sounds like a child can be heard from off-camera, Alley jests that she “had a new baby.” Noting that although she’s “a little old” congratulatory wishes are still in order.

The actress then starts explaining more about Cameo, as she told fans that they could get “funny” or “sincere” messages from her. She even jested that she’d tell someone if their partner wanted a divorce, before reassuring users: “whatever you need, I’ll deliver.”

Kirstie concludes the video with a “Peace out” as she held up two fingers to the camera. Alley’s cameo page has since been taken down.

Fans have since flooded the comments section with tributes to the late actreess. As her final post quickly garnered more attention following her death.

Mourners from across the internet have gathered to pay tributes to Alley with one user writing: “RIP sweet funny beautiful woman. Condolences to the family and friends.” Whilst another fan referenced the Cameo proposal, writing: “She always delivered 😢”

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Late Monday evening, Alley’s two children, True and Lillie Parker, confirmed their mother’s passing. They shared the sad news in a statement posted on Alley’s social media profile.

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

They went on to confirm that their mom was surrounded by her closest family in her final hours. Before stating that she fought the brave cancer battle with “strength.”

Her children go on to praise their mom’s legacy acknowledging that whilst she was iconic on screen, she was an “even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

The siblings recalled their mother’s “zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals” which she tragically leaves behind. The statement then concludes with her children’s resounding hope to “live life to the fullest” just as their mother did.

Lillie and True also thanked fans for their support. Along with the “incredible team of doctors and nurses” at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

If you have been affected by this story, please see related helplines for support. In the US, contact Cancer Care at 800‑813‑HOPE (4673) or visit this link. You can also call the American Cancer Society on 1-800-227-234 or visit their website.

In the UK you can call 0808 800 6000 or visit Cancer Research UK or Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist working on GRV Media’s audience team across The Focus, Reality Titbit, and HITC. Darcy studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University and whilst there she completed a work internship with GRV Media. After gaining a first-class BA (Hons) degree, Darcy joined the team full-time. Since then she has become a social media specialist and her expertise lies in tracking trends. With five years of experience in media, she is particularly passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. When she’s not writing about The Kardashians, she’s binge-watching it!