Denise Richards took to Instagram on Tuesday, December 6th, to remember her late Drop Dead Gorgeous co-star Kirstie Alley, who died of cancer at 71.
In her article, she praised the hilarious actress, saying she was glad for the opportunity to work with her on the project and that, despite being scared by Kirstie’s presence at first, she immediately made Denise feel at ease.
Richards described Kirstie as “one of the funniest, sweetest, and strongest individuals [she] had ever encountered” and expressed gratitude for their time together.
Alley had also set her mind at rest by establishing a friendly environment, despite her initial misgivings. Denise also emphasized Kirstie’s inner strength and fantastic tenacity throughout their time on set.
Kirstie was a great animal lover, with unrivaled tenderness and sympathy for them. Her generous character and giving heart impacted everyone she met; her cheerful personality and infectious laugh brought excitement and happiness to any room.
Everyone who knew Kirstie admired her dearly, and her death left a gaping hole in the hearts of those who mourn her. We can only hope that the countless memories her grandkids have shared with their adored grandmother will console them. May God bless them all and grant them serenity during this trying time.
Denise’s affection for Kirstie was evident in the 1999 film Drop Dead Gorgeous, in which Denise portrayed Rebecca Ann “Becky” Leeman, the daughter of Kirstie’s Gladys Leeman.
Gladys functioned as the committee’s principal organizer for the contest in the mockumentary, and she created an effect on viewers that has lasted to this day, prompting both of them to remain popular among their supporters.
When John Travolta and Kirstie Alley co-starred in Look What’s Talking, he got a firsthand look at what it was like to work with Kirstie. When he learned of her death, he posted lovely memories of her on Instagram and wrote a heartfelt statement about how much he admired her.
“Kirstie was one of the most bizarre relationships I’ve ever had,” he added, adding that he is confident they will cross paths again eventually.
As evidenced by John Travolta’s statements, Denise and Kirstie’s admiration was mutual. The conversation between these three demonstrated how intense their closeness was despite not working together since 1999, making their friendship one that their fans cherish to this day.
The death of beloved comedy legend Kirstie Alley prompted an outpouring of mourning from people in the entertainment world and those who were fortunate enough to call her a friend.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelsey Grammer, Valerie Bertinelli, Tim Allen, and many others paid homage to someone who had significantly impacted their lives.
Jamie Lee Curtis reflected fondly on her time working with Kirstie on @tvscreamqueens, recalling what it was like to have such an accomplished comic foil by her side.
Abigail Breslin, who co-starred with Kirstie in Scream Queens, took to Instagram to share her sorrow with a beautiful tribute.
She posted a picture of Kirstie’s phone number, which said, “@kirstiealley, you were a beautiful person, and I’m happy for having worked with you on Scream Queens Season 2,” the comment read. ” I’ll never forget how amusing it was when you typed your name into my phone (Kirsty as in Thirsty). Now you can rest easy.”
In this sad moment, she also left a message of love and support for Kirstie’s family and friends.
Kirstie Alley’s son and daughter, William and Lillie Alley, issued a heartfelt tweet from her official Twitter account on December 5th, telling admirers worldwide of her death.
They added that she had fought cancer heroically until her last breath, surrounded by those closest to her, underlining her strong will to live life to the fullest no matter the difficulties.
She was a talented actress and a wonderful mother and grandmother.