Denise Richards remarked on her Drop Dead Gorgeous co-star Kirstie Alley, who died from cancer at the age of 71. On Tuesday, December 6, the RHOBH alum revealed her thoughts on Instagram.
“Kirstie is one of the funniest, sweetest, and most powerful women I’ve ever met,” she adds. “I consider myself fortunate and happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate on a film with her as my mother. Working with her initially concerned me, but she quickly put me at ease.”
“She has a lovely heart and loves animals. Her contagious laugh brought joy and light into every room she entered. Kirstie, you have a big fan base and will be sorely missed. God bless you and your grandchildren.”
Denise stated this after working with Kirstie in the 1999 film Drop Dead Gorgeous. Denise portrayed Rebecca Ann “Becky” Leeman, a pageant contestant and the daughter of Kirstie’s Gladys Leeman.
Gladys, a previous pageant winner, was the committee’s primary organizer. The amusing work made an impression and is still popular among Denise and Kirstie’s admirers.
Denise’s admiration for Kirstie was only one of many complimentary compliments she received from her co-stars and friends. John Travolta, who co-starred in the Look What’s Talking flicks with the model, soon shared fond memories of her on Instagram, along with a kind message.
“Kirstie was one of the oddest collaborations I’ve ever had.” “I’m sure we’ll run into each other again,” he wrote to Kirstie.
Many other celebrities, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelsey Grammer, Valerie Bertinelli, Tim Allen, and others, expressed their condolences and appreciation for Kirstie. “With tremendous grief, I recently learnt that Kirstie Alley had died.”
Jamie praised her in “@tvscreamqueens” for being a good comedic partner and a loving mother bear in real life. “She helped me buy onesies for my family for Christmas that year. We admired and bonded with one another notwithstanding our agreement to differ on numerous matters.”
Jamie was remembered on Instagram by Abigail Breslin, who co-starred in Scream Queens with Kirstie Alley. @kirstiealley, you were a wonderful person; may you rest in peace.” “I’m happy for the opportunity to work on Scream Queens Season 2 with you, and I always found it humorous when you typed your name into my phone.” She also posted a photo of Kirstie’s phone number with the words “Khirsty (like thirsty)” and the remark, “Love to Kirsties families and friends.”
Kirstie’s son William and daughter Lillie informed admirers of her death on December 5 via her official Twitter account. “To all of our old and new friends from all around the world… We hate to inform you that our gorgeous, brave, and adored mother died after a brief battle with cancer.”
“In the company of her closest family members, she battled fiercely, leaving no doubt about her eternal love of life and whatever adventures lay ahead. She was not just a wonderful actress, but also a lovely mother and grandma.”