'She fought a courageous fight' - Actor Kelly Preston dies aged 57 from breast cancer
Tributes are pouring in for Kelly Preston.
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, has died aged 57 following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Her husband revealed the news in an Instagram post saying;
“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.”
The American actress and model appeared in dozens of movies throughout her decades long career, including 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Twins'. Preston and Travolta met in 1987 on the set of the 'The Experts', they married in 1991 and had three children together. Their son, Jett, passed away in 2009 while the family were in the Bahamas. Jett had a long history of seizures and this death was attributed to that.
Across the entertainment world there's a sense of shock at Kelly's passing at such a young age;
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 https://t.co/DndcfOtlOn
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) July 13, 2020
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.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) July 13, 2020
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 https://t.co/yRqOmI3CjW
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 13, 2020
You can see the full post from John Travolta below.
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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