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Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, passes away

Kelly Preston death: John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston has passed away after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 57.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2020 2:03:58 pm
Kelly Preston dead Kelly Preston was 57.

Hollywood actor and John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston has passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57.

Travolta took to Instagram to share the news. He wrote, “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”

 

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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

A post shared by John Travolta (@johntravolta) on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:20pm PDT

Kelly Preston was best known for her roles in Jerry Maguire, SpaceCamp, Twins, Jack Frost, For Love of the Game and View From the Top. She also shared screen space with husband John Travolta in 2000 film Battlefield Earth.

She was last seen in 2018’s gangster drama Gotti, also starring Travolta.

Celebrities took to social media to offer their condolences to Kelly Preston’s family.

Russell Crowe tweeted, “Kelly Preston. Can’t remember where, but, met first in late ‘92 I think. Such a lovely person. In 1995 we auditioned together for Breaking Up, Salma Hayek got that gig. I havent seen her much, but when I did, she was always the same sparkly eyed gem. Love to her family. R.I.P.”

Josh Gad wrote on Twitter, “I’m in absolute shock. What a beautiful and amazing actress and person. So sad to hear of her passing at such a young age. My heart goes out to John Travolta and the entire family. What a loss. 🙏 RIP #KellyPreston.”

Maria Shriver shared on Twitter, “Shocked by this sad news. Kelly was such a bright loving soul, a talented actress, and a loving mom and wife. My heart breaks for her family who have already known such sadness and grief. Join me in sending them love and strength. #RIP #KellyPreston”

Kelly Preston is survived by husband John Travolta, daughter Ella and son Benjamin. Her son Jett died in January 2009.

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