Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role in Cheers and starred in movies like Look Who's Talking, 

died Monday She was 71 years old Alley died of recently discovered cancer, 

her children True and Lily Parker said in a Twitter post, Alley's manager, 

Donovan Daughtry, told the AP in an email confirmed her death.

 "As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother to her," a statement read from their children.

From 1987 to 1993, she starred opposite Ted Danson as Rebecca Howe in Cheers, 

a popular NBC situation comedy about a bar in Boston.

Her co-star in both films, John Travolta, paid tribute to her in a post on her Instagram.

"Kirsty was one of the most special relationships I've ever had with her," 

Travolta says, along with a photo of her in Alley. "I love you Kirsty