Ted, who portrayed bar owner Sam Malone in the iconic sitcom, expressed his sadness to Deadline, adding, “I am terribly sorry and immensely grateful for all of the times she made me laugh. I’m sending all of my love to her children. They are aware that their mother has a great and pure heart. I’m going to miss her terribly.”

In other news, Adam Sandler, a comedy icon, has voiced his respect for the late actress, praising her for being “fearless and witty” throughout her life.

The comedian, 56, also sent his best wishes to Kirstie’s family, which includes her children True, 30, and Lily, 28, respectively.

Adam, who co-hosted Saturday Night Live with Kirstie while she was a cast member, tweeted a throwback photo of the actress with the caption, “Gonna miss this gal. Absolutely fearless, amusing, and genuinely nice person. I’m sending my heartfelt condolences to her family. I’m thinking about each and every one of them.”

Her family had earlier revealed that she had died of cancer that had been “just discovered.” Kirstie had to go because of her illness.

According to another piece of information made public, the actress was “surrounded by her closest family and fought with incredible strength” at the end of her life.

“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce, and loving mother has passed away following a battle with cancer, which was just recently found,” her family said to her friends and loved ones.

“She fought with amazing strength while surrounded by her closest family members, leaving us with the assurance of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lay ahead. She was a better mother and grandmother than the great actress she was on television.”