Kirstie Alley, 71, dies after short cancer battle.

Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous star Kirstie Alley died.

The actress's children, True and Lillie Parker, announced her cancer death.

True and Lillie told PEOPLE Alley died Monday.

After the news, Alley's friend and former costar John Travolta paid tribute on social media.

Cheers' Rebecca Howe made Alley famous in 1987.

A&E's Kirstie Alley's Big Life aired in 2010.

Alley was criticised in recent years for her political statements, particularly about the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection and the Ukraine war.