Kelly Preston, the actress and wife of John Travolta, has died aged 57.
Travolta posted on Instagram: “My gorgeous spouse Kelly has shed her two-year fight with breast cancer. She fought a courageous struggle with the adore and assistance of so many.”
The pair experienced been married for virtually 29 yrs. Preston’s job involved roles in Twins, From Dusk Until Dawn, Jerry Maguire and The Cat in the Hat.
She also collaborated with her husband on Battlefield Earth and Gotti.
In his article, Travolta thanked the well being personnel who experienced seemed just after his wife “as well as her quite a few close friends and liked ones who have been by her aspect”.
“I will be taking some time to be there for my little ones who have shed their mother, so forgive me in advance if you will not listen to from us for a even though. But make sure you know that I will come to feel your outpouring of really like in the weeks and months forward as we recover. All my love, JT”.
The couple’s son Jett Travolta died at the age of 16 in January 2009 from a seizure for the duration of a family holiday getaway in the Bahamas.
They have two other young children, Ella Bleu and Benjamin.
Ella Bleu wrote on Instagram: “I have never ever met any individual as brave, strong, attractive and loving as you.”
A spouse and children agent informed People today magazine that she died on Sunday early morning and that she had saved her cancer prognosis non-public.
“She experienced been going through professional medical remedy for some time, supported by her closest spouse and children and good friends,” the household agent explained.
“She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about some others and who introduced life to everything she touched. Her household asks for your knowledge of their will need for privacy at this time.”
Born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, she modified her title to Kelly Preston ahead of securing her to start with film part in the 1985 romcom Mischief, then appeared in a different teen comedy, Solution Admirer.
Early tributes involved people from Maria Shriver and Josh Gad.
Gad explained he was “in absolute shock”.