"Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I've ever had," he said of the late actor.
Kirstie Alley passed away at the age of 71 on Monday following a battle with cancer, her daughters True and Lillie Parker announced in a statement released on Alley's Instagram page. Upon learning of his dear friend's passing, actor John Travolta shared a beautiful throwback photograph of the Emmy award-winning star and another of the two of them grinning at each other at the 1989 Los Angeles premiere of Look Who’s Talking. John Travolta suffers the loss of a dear friend and leading co-star for the second time this year.
"Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I've ever had," Travolta said of the late actor, adding, "I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again." He also uploaded a video of himself and Alley performing the iconic "The Dance of Love" scene in Look Who's Talking Now, reports PEOPLE.
Travolta and Alley met as co-stars on the set of the 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking, according to Access. The entertaining film follows Alley, a single mother, as she navigates the challenges of parenting a baby son and receives an unexpected helping hand from a cab driver played by Travolta. The film was such a success that it spawned two sequels, Look Who's Talking Too in 1990 and Look Who's Talking Now in 1993. Both Alley and Travolta appeared in the sequels, cementing their fan-favorite status as a rom-com couple.
In an interview with ET Canada in 2020, Alley expressed hope that she and Travolta would shoot another sequel to the movie. "John and I, we both really want to do it, because we think it's funny that we're the grandparents. Our kids will be ugly so that we'll still be the stars, but the grandkids can be really cute," she joked. "But we don't know what's happening. We heard a rumor they were doing it, but I don't know if it's with us or without us. So if you want to write cards and letters? Does anyone do that anymore? You can go online!"
"We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered," Alley's daughters, True and Lillie, wrote in a statement announcing her death. "She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother."
They shared that they're "grateful for the incredible" team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center. "Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did," the statement added. "We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time."
John Travolta made a moving tribute to his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John after she passed away, reported Harpers Bazaar. He shared a beautiful photo of the late actress and wrote, "My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!" he wrote at the time."
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