Kirstie Alley

Emmy-winning Actress died after a brief battle with Cancer, She was 71

 Her passing was announced Monday evening on her official Twitter account by her children.

The family statement did not specify what cancer she had, but said it was "only recently discovered".

 Alley made her screen debut in 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Alley was best known for her turn as Rebecca Howe, the bar manager in the NBC comedy “Cheers,”

 She won the 1991 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal,

She was nominated five times. She additionally earned a Golden Globe for the part.

The bawdy Alley collected eight Emmy nominations during her career,