Kelly Preston dead: John Travolta’s wife dies aged 57 after secret two-year battle with breast cancer

JOHN Travolta's wife Kelly Preston has died of breast cancer aged 57.

She battled the disease for two years, but chose to keep her illness private.

Kelly leaves behind her famous actor husband John and their daughter Ella, 20, and nine-year-old son Benjamin. Their eldest son, 16-year-old Jett, died in 2009.

A family representative released a statement to People, saying: "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.

"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."

In September, Grease actor John and Kelly celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.

The couple suffered a shocking tragedy in 2009 when their eldest son Jett, 16, after he had a seizure on a family vacation to the Bahamas at Christmas.


Describing the unimaginable pain of losing their autistic teenage son, John said he "didn't want to wake up" and didn't think he would get through it.

John and Kelly took comfort in the Church of Scientology, which the star said had been "pivotal to his recovery" in the weeks and months afterwards.

Echoing his words, Kelly said: “Nobody should have to lose a child. It’s unfathomable.

“But I’m here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again.”



Actress Kelly enjoyed success in films such as 1986's SpaceCamp, Twins (1988), Jerry Maguire (1996) and For Love of the Game (1999).

She last starred on-screen in the 2018 film Gotti as Victoria Gotti, the wife of Mafia boss John Gotti, alongside husband John.

The couple married in September 1991.

In an emotional message to her husband online celebrating their anniversary last year, Kelly said: "To my dearest Johnny, the most wonderful man I know.

"You have given me hope when I have felt lost, loved me patiently and unconditionally… made me laugh harder than any other human being possible… shared the most beautiful highs and at times low.

"You're a dream Daddio and make life so much fun!!

"I trust my love with you implicitly… with you I know I will always be okay no matter what happens… I love you forever and completely. Happy 28th Anniversary @johntravolta."

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