Kirstie Alley, the mother of "Drop Dead Gorgeous," is honored by Denise Richards in "Heart of Gold.

After Kirstie Alley recently passed away at the age of 71 from cancer, Denise Richards posted a heartfelt message about the actress.
One of the funniest, nicest, and toughest women I've ever met is Kirstie, the author claimed.
I'm so fortunate.
Denise made this statement after collaborating with the late actress on the 1999 comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous, in which she ...
...played Rebecca Ann "Becky" Leeman, a contestant in a beauty pageant and the daughter of Kirstie's character Gladys Leeman.
Gladys was the head of the pageant organizing committee and a previous pageant winner. The humorous segment left a lasting impression and is still a favorite among Kirstie and Denise's fans.
Her co-star in the Look What's Talking films, John Travolta, immediately posted cherished images of her on Instagram along with a moving caption.
I love you Kirstie, I know we will see each other again, he wrote. Kirstie was one of the most special relationships he had ever experienced.
Others who expressed their grief and love for Kirstie included Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelsey Grammer, Valerie Bertinelli, Tim Allen, and others.
I just learned the sad news that Kirstie Alley passed away. According to Jamie, she was a lovely mother bear in real life and a wonderful comic foil on @tvscreamqueens.
That Christmas, she assisted me in purchasing onesies for my family. Although we occasionally disagreed, we still respected and connected with one another.
She wrote, "RIP @kirstiealley you were a great lady I'm so happy I got to work with you on Scream Queens season 2 and always chuckled at the way you put your name in my ... I hope you're resting peacefully now Love to Kirsties family and friends Xx" next to a screenshot of Kirstie's phone contact, which read, "Kirstie (like thirsty)"
The statement read: "To all of our friends, near and far, throughout the world... We are sad to inform you that our incredible, ...
...fierce, and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, which was only recently discovered."
As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even better mother and grandmother. She battled fiercely while surrounded ... her closest family, leaving us with no doubt about her unending joy of life and whatever adventures lie ahead.