Denise Richards announces the news while mourning intensely

Celebrities and fans from all over the country and beyond received the news of Kirstie Alley’s passing with disbelief.

According to the statement shared on the social media by her children, Alley died of cancer she was diagnosed with just recently. Her colleagues paid tribute and shared stories that witness how special Alley truly was.

One of the people who shared their thoughts on Alley’s passing is actress Denise Richards.

“Kirstie is one of the funniest, sweetest, and strongest people I’ve ever met,” she posted on Instagram. “ I consider myself incredibly fortunate and grateful that I was able to collaborate on a film with my mum.”

“I was pretty nervous about working with her, but she instantly made me feel comfortable. She had a golden heart and loved animals fiercely. Her infectious laugh spread happiness and brightness wherever she went. You are adored by many people, Kirstie, and you will be greatly missed. Godspeed to your kids and grandkids.”

Richards and Alley starred alongside in the 1999 movie Drop Dead Gorgeous in which Richards played the daughter of Alley’s character.

Richards showed her admiration for Alley, and she wasn’t the only one.

Alley’s co-star John Travolta also shared his tribute, writing that he and Alley had one of the most unusual friendships ever, adding they’ll “run into each other again.”

Jamie Lee Curtis referred to Alley as to a lovely real-life mother bear and a brilliant comic foil in “@tvscreamqueens.” “She helped me get Christmas onesie gifts for my family. Even if we agreed to disagree on a few points, we still respected and connected with one another.”

“It was hilarious when you typed your name into my phone, and I’m so glad I got to work with you on Scream Queens season 2. I hope you’re in a better place right now,” wrote Abigail Breslin who co-starred with Kirstie in Scream Queens. “Khirsty (like thirsty),” she wrote alongside Alley’s phone number. “Love to Kirsties families and friends. Xx.”