Actress Kelly Preston, Wife Of John Travolta, Dies Aged 57

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 13.07.20

In heartbreaking news, Kelly Preston has passed away aged 57, leaving two children and her husband, John Travolta.

Known for her roles in the likes of Twins, From Dusk Till Dawn, Jerry Maguire and The Cat in the Hat, the actor sadly passed away after a long fight with breast cancer, as revealed by Travolta himself.

The two had been married for 29 years, having also worked together on Battlefield Earth and Gotti, and had three children together; one of whom passed away in 2009 of a seizure.

Kelly Preston

taking to Instagram to share the sad news, Travolta 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,


Meanwhile, their daughter Ella wrote:

I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you.

Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy.

Thank you for being there for me no matter what.

Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always.

I love you so much mama“.

A family representative told People magazine that she died on Sunday morning and that she had kept her cancer diagnosis 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“.

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.