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Kirstie Alley to be cremated, here are the details of memorial hosted by Church of Scientology

Kirstie Alley attained 'Thetan 8' status in the Church of Scientology, the highest honor possible, in 2018
Kirstie Alley died at 71 on Monday, December 5 (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Kirstie Alley died at 71 on Monday, December 5 (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA: Kirstie Alley died at 71 on Monday, December 5, after a brief battle with colon cancer at her house in Clearwater, Florida. She had been receiving treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

The 'Cheers' actress will be cremated but a funeral has not been confirmed, according to Daily Mail. The Church of Scientology is reportedly planning a memorial service at Flag Building, its main headquarters in Clearwater. Kirstie was an ardent follower of Scientology and credited the religion with helping her tackle cocaine addiction in the 1970s. Meanwhile, the dates of cremation and the memorial service are yet to be declared.


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The actress attained 'Thetan 8' status in the Church of Scientology which is the highest honor possible in 2018. As a believer, she has always favored the Church of Scientology. This was much evident during her verbal feuds with Leah Remini when the latter left the religion in 2013. Kirstie has made aggressive statements, including, "I think the most repulsive thing a person can do is attack another person's faith. So when you decide to the blanket statement 'Scientology is evil', you are my enemy. I just won't have people in my life that are [like] that. I just think it's really wrong," 

Kirstie Alley enters the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios on August 16, 2018 in Borehamwood, England.
Kirstie Alley died at 71 ( Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Her family announced the 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' actress' death through an official statement. The statement read, "To all our friends, far and wide around the world… We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered." Further, it stated, "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."


The statement also added, "We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.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. We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.With love always, True and Lillie Parker."