Hollywood star Kelly Preston dies aged 57

Kelly Preston and husband John Travolta

Hollywood star Kelly Preston has died two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She was aged 57.

She chose to keep her illness private.

Ms Preston was the wife of John Travolta.

He posted to Instagram:

“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.”

And a family spokesperson confirmed:

“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.”

Ms Preston is survived by John, 66, and her daughter Ella, 20, and son Benjamin, nine.

The couple’s 16-year-old son Jett died in 2009 after a seizure.

Ms Preston launched her film career with “Mischief” in 1985.

Her biggest success was in the 1996 romantic comedy “Jerry Maguire”, starring alongside Tom Cruise.

Her final role was with her husband in the 2018 Mafia drama “Gotti”.

The couple had been married for 28 years.




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