Kelly Preston, the actress married to John Travolta has died aged 57 after a non-public battle with breast most cancers.
The actress had been battling breast most cancers for 2 years, with a household consultant confirming information of her demise to Individuals at this time.
“On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored spouse and mom, handed away following a two-year battle with breast most cancers,” a press release to the publication mentioned.
“Selecting to maintain her combat non-public, she had been present process medical therapy for a while, supported by her closest household and pals.
“She was a vibrant, stunning, and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who introduced life to everything she touched. Her household asks to your understanding of their want for privateness right now.”
Her husband John Travolta led tributes to his late spouse on Instagram on Monday afternoon with a heartbreaking publish.
“It’s with a really heavy coronary heart that I inform you that my stunning spouse Kelly has misplaced her two-year battle with breast most cancers,” he posted.
“She fought brave combat with the love and assist of so many. My household and I’ll without end be grateful to her docs and nurses at MD Anderson Most cancers Heart, all of the medical facilities which have helped, in addition to her many pals and family members who’ve been by her aspect. Kelly’s love and life will at all times be remembered.
“I can be taking a while to be there for my kids who’ve misplaced their mom, so forgive me upfront when you don’t hear from us for some time. However please know that I’ll really feel your outpouring of affection within the weeks and months forward as we heal.”
Daughter Ella, 20, adopted with a touching message to her late mum, thanking her for being there for her “it doesn’t matter what”.
“I’ve by no means met anybody as brave, robust, stunning, and loving as you,” she wrote to her 166,000 Instagram followers.
“Anybody who’s fortunate sufficient to have identified you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you’ve got a glow and a lightweight that by no means ceases to shine and that makes anybody round you are feeling immediately comfortable.
“Thanks for being there for me it doesn’t matter what. Thanks for your love. Thanks to your assist and thanks for making this world a greater place. You’ve gotten made life so stunning and I do know you’ll proceed to take action at all times. I really like you a lot mama,” she wrote.
Final month, the actress shared a household photograph on Instagram to rejoice Father’s Day within the US, writing: “Blissful Father’s Day to the perfect one I do know, we love you.”
The photograph was taken late final 12 months, with Preston having first shared the snap in November 2019.
Preston was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith on October 13, 1962, in Hawaii. She briefly lived in Australia as a teen, the place she attended Pembroke College in Adelaide.
She launched her appearing profession in 1985 along with her first main film position in Mischief after a number of minor roles in tv reveals, together with For Love and Honor.
Preston went on to star in movies akin to SpaceCamp (1986), Twins (1988), Jerry Maguire (1996), and For Love of the Sport (1999).
Preston’s last movie position was within the 2018 movie Gotti during which she performed Victoria Gotti, the spouse of Mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on display by Travolta.
Preston is survived by Travolta and their kids Ella, 20, and nine-year-old son Benjamin.
The couple’s son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009 after struggling a seizure on the household’s vacation home within the Bahamas.
“It’s the worst factor that’s ever occurred in my life,” the 64-year-old advised Us Weekly final 12 months.
“The reality is, I didn’t know if I used to be going to make it.”
A home caretaker discovered Jett unconscious in a toilet after hitting his head. He was taken by ambulance to a Freeport hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.
The teenager, the oldest baby of Travolta and his spouse Kelly Preston, had a historical past of seizures.
In 2003, Preston advised Montel Williams that when Jett was 2 years outdated he turned very ailing earlier than being identified with Kawasaki illness, a situation that may trigger irritation of the arteries.
Travolta credited the Church of Scientology for serving to him address the household tragedy.
“The church by no means left our aspect for 2 years,” mentioned Travolta. “I don’t know if I’d have made it by without their assist.”
The journal revealed that he and Preston had been religious followers of Scientology.
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