Denise Richards reflected on Kirstie Alley after learning of her untimely death from cancer at the age of 71. On Tuesday, December 6, the RHOBH alum posted her thoughts on Instagram.

“Kirstie is one of the funniest, sweetest, and strongest people I’ve ever met,” she added of Kirstie. “ 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.”

After working with Kirstie in the 1999 movie Drop Dead Gorgeous, Denise made this observation.  Denise played Rebecca Ann “Becky” Leeman, a contestant in a pageant and the daughter of Kirstie’s Gladys Leeman character.

Gladys, who had previously won a pageant, was in charge of organizing the committee. Fans of Kirstie and Denise still remember the amusing piece as one of their favorites.

Denise’s admiration of Kirstie was only one of the many nice things that her other co-stars and friends had to say about her. The model’s co-star in the Look What’s Talking movies, John Travolta, swiftly shared cherished photos of her on Instagram along with a heartfelt statement.

“Kirstie and I had one of the most unusual relationships ever. I admire you, Kirstie. I’m sure we’ll run into each other again,” he wrote.

Numerous other celebrities shared their sorrow and love for Kirstie, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelsey Grammer, Valerie Bertinelli, Tim Allen, and others. “I recently received the heartbreaking news that Kirstie Alley had died.”

Jamie remarked that she was 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.”

Abigail Breslin co-starred with Kirstie in Scream Queens and shared an Instagram tribute. @kirstiealley, rest in peace; you were an amazing person.”

“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.”

She also included a picture of Kirstie’s phone number, ‘Khirsty (like thirsty)’, “Love to Kirsties families and friends. Xx.”

Kirstie’s son William and daughter Lillie informed followers of her passing in a tweet on December 5 on her official Twitter account. “To all of our friends—near and far—in every corner of the globe….”

“We hate to inform you that our remarkable, brave, adored mother lost her battle with cancer, which was only recently discovered. We are left with little doubt about her unwavering love of life and whatever adventures lay ahead because of the bravery with which she fought while surrounded by her closest family members. She was a renowned actress, but she was also a wonderful mother and grandmother.”