Photos: Remembering Emmy winner Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley and Alex Nevil in an elevator "cheers"

Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe and Alex Nevil as Martin Teal in a scene from the Cheers episode Executive Sweet which aired November 10, 1988.

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Cheers star and Emmy winner Kirstie Alley, 71, has died after a battle with cancer.

Alley’s family released a statement on their official Instagram, which read in part:

“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great vigour, leaving us reassured of her never-ending zest for life and all the adventures ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

Alley was known for her starring roles in Cheers, Veronica’s Closet, Look Who’s Talking, Fat Actress, and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Scroll through to see moments from Alley’s extensive career.

Kirstie Alley and the rest of the "cheers" to water.

Ted Danson (back row), Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, George Wendt, Kelsey Grammer (front row), John Ratzenberger and Rhea Perlman starred in Cheers.

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Kirstie Alley with Ted Danson "Cheers."

Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe in Cheers with Ted Danson.

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Kirstie Alley holds a trophy alongside beauty queen Denise Richards "Mercilessly beautiful."

Kirstie Alley starred alongside Denise Richards and Sam McMurray in 1999’s Drop Dead Gorgeous.

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Kirstie Alley with Leonard Nimoy "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

Kirstie Alley made her film debut as Lt. Saavik, a Vulcan like Leonard Nimoy’s Spock.

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Kirstie Alley in with John Ritter "Veronica's closet."

Kirstie Alley with John Ritter in Veronica’s Closet, which ran from 1997-2000.

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Kirstie Alley attends a film premiere with Parker Stevenson.

Kirstie Alley with Parker Stevenson at the premiere of Look Who’s Talking in 1989.

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John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are holding a young child.

Kirstie Alley starred opposite John Travolta in Look Who’s Talking with a baby voiced by Bruce Willis.

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Kirstie Alley poses in a long dress.

Kirstie Alley promotes the comedy series Fat Actress, which aired in 2005.

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Kirstie Alley in a children's playhouse with Rachael Harris.

Kirstie Alley played a version of herself in Fat Actress with Rachael Harris.

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Kirstie Alley is sitting at a patio table with John Travolta eating a popsicle.

John Travolta also appeared in Fat Actress with Kirstie Alley.

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Kirstie Alley lounges on a couch in an open leopard print bathrobe.

Kirstie Alley at home in Los Feliz.

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Kirstie Alley holds up her Emmy.

Kirstie Alley won an Emmy in 1991 for her work on Cheers.

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Kirstie Alley playfully sprays Jay Leno with a nozzle.

Kirstie Alley appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 1997.

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Sitting in a crowd, Kirstie Alley wears sunglasses and flashes the peace sign.

Kirstie Alley in the audience for the season four finale of American Idol in 2002.

(Ray Mickshaw / WireImage) Photos: Remembering Emmy winner Kirstie Alley

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