Kirstie Alley's Ex-Husband Parker Stevenson Remembers Late Actress: See the Other Celebrity Tributes

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Kirstie Alley is being remembered by her fans, friends and loved ones. On Monday, the actress' children confirmed that she'd died after a short battle with cancer. She was 71.

"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," True and Lillie, Alley's two children, wrote in their tribute

Almost immediately after the news broke, John Travolta took to Instagram to remember his late pal and Look Who's Talking co-star.

"Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I've ever had," he wrote alongside a solo shot of Alley and a throwback pic of the two of them. "I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again."

Alley's ex-husband, Parker Stevenson, also posted a photo and a heartfelt message for the late actress. The two were married from 1983 to 1997, and are parents to 28-year-old Lillie and 30-year-old True.

"Dear Kirstie, I am so grateful for our years together, and for the two incredibly beautiful children and now grandchildren that we have," Stevenson wrote. "You will be missed. With love, Parker."

Jamie Lee Curtis, who appeared with Alley on Scream Queens, paid tribute to her co-star on Instagram.

"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," Curtis wrote. "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."

"I love you, Kirstie," Kristin Chenoweth, who appeared on Alley's self-titled TV Land series, wrote on Instagram. "I will see you again someday. I can’t believe you’re gone."

In a statement to ET on Monday, Kelsey Grammer, Alley's Cheers co-star, said, "I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her."

Another one of Alley's Cheers co-stars, Rhea Perlman, also shared a statement, calling the actress a "unique and wonderful person."

"Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless. We became friends almost instantly when she joined the cast of Cheers. She loved kids and my kids loved her too. We had sleepovers at her house, with treasure hunts that she created. She had massive Halloween and Easter parties, and invited the entire crew of the show, and their families. She wanted everyone to feel included," Perlman said. "She loved her children deeply. I’ve never met anyone remotely like her. I feel so thankful to have known her. I’m going to miss her very, very much."

Keep reading to see more celeb reactions to Alley's death.

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