Kirstie Alley dead at 71

Kirstie Alley in New York City on Jan. 5, 2016.D Dipasupil / Getty Images for Extra

Actress Kirstie Alley passed away at age 71 on Monday. Alley had been battling cancer, her family revealed.

“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 family wrote in a statement. “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,” they continued. “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

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