Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta dies at 57
The mother of three lost her two year battle with breast cancer
Actress Kelly Preston passed away yesterday after a two-year battle with breast cancer. Known for her performance in Twins and Jerry Maguire, the American actress married John Travolta in 1991.
A family representative released a statement to People magazine, "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer.”
"Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends," the family rep says. "She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time."
John Travolta broke the news to his fans in a moving post on Instagram. He explained that he is expected to be absent in the coming months as he supports his children who have lost their mother.
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It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT
The mother of three is survived by her daughter Ella (20) and son Ben (10). The couple sadly lost their eldest son Jett in 2009 to Kawasaki disease. Ella took to Instagram to share her feelings for her mother she wrote, “I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama.”
Kelly’s last Instagram post was a selfie of the family along with a black and white photo of John Travolta and Jett in honor of Father’s Day in June.
Images via Instagram.