Actress Kirstie Alley passed away Monday night after battling colon cancer.

The official statement was made by her two children True and Lillie Parker: “We regret to inform that our amazing, fierce and loving mother passed away after a battle with recently discovered cancer.

While Alley’s battle with cancer was brief, it was kept private so she could be surrounded by those close to her.

The winner of two Emmys for her roles in the Cheers series and the film A Very Special Sweetheart is remembered with affection and affection by the industry.

John Travolta, her co-star in the ’89 trilogy, defined the actress as “one of the most special relationships I have ever had” in a post he made on his Instagram account sharing images of the two of them together.