Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role on "Cheers" and starred in films including "Look Who's Talking," died Monday. She was 71.

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Alley died of cancer that was only recently discovered, her children True and Lillie Parker said in a post on Twitter.

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Alley's manager Donovan Daughtry confirmed the death in an email to The Associated Press.

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"As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother," her children's statement said.

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She starred opposite Ted Danson as Rebecca Howe on "Cheers," the beloved NBC sitcom about a Boston bar, from 1987 to 1993

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She joined the show at the height of its popularity after the departure of original star Shelley Long.

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Alley would win an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy series for the role in 1991.

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She would take a second Emmy for best lead actress in a miniseries or television movie in 1993 for playing the title role in the CBS TV movie "David's Mother."

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