Travolta 'Thankful For Support' After Teenage Son's Death

by | 05 January 2009

John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have thanked fans for their messages of condolence since the death of their teenage son Jett.

The 16-year-old passed away on Friday after suffering a seizure while on a family holiday in the Bahamas.

Speaking publicly for the first time since the tragic event, the couple professed their "deepest and most heartfelt thanks" for fans' support.

"Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered," they said in a statement on Preston's website.

"We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives."

They described messages of love and support from their fans as "a beautiful reminder of the inherent goodness in the human spirit that give us hope for a brighter future".

Jett was found unconscious at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island by a house caretaker and taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The teenager had a history of seizures, which his mother had attributed to a rare blood disorder known as Kawasaki disease.

Travolta and Kelly Preston also have a daughter, Ella Blue, aged eight.


05/01/2009 09:33:35


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I can't imagine the pain your feeling I can only try to understand how it is to loose a child I am so sorry for your loss, My cousin a few years ago lost her 16 yr old in a tragic car accident she just got her liscense and was driving to school the found her truck upside down in a small creek she was unable to be revived. So I know from what they went through what your going through. God bless and hope your able to overcome this tragic event. You will be in our prayers. Sincerly Sarah Dill
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I'm very sorry for your lose. I will be praying for you and your family. I believe your family is very strong and will make it through this. My prayers are with youPeggy King
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with all me heart i wish you prayers and comfort through this devistating time.. you are such a close family fullof love and i hope that god and your faith will help you get through this sad time with all my love and prayers and peace god bless you and and keep you close and safe aimee
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