John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston died after secret 2-year battle with breast cancer, reveals death certificate
Kelly Preston's death certificate has revealed that she had died while at her family home in Florida. The 52-year-old Preston had died on July 12 after a secret two-year-long battle with breast cancer, according to a US Weekly report. The death certificate obtained by the media outlet revealed that Preston's body was moved from her home with husband John Travolta in Clearwater to a nearby funeral home.
She was eventually cremated at the Brooksville Crematory in Brooksville, Florida. Preston is survived by her husband 66-year-old Travolta and their children 20-year-old Ella and nine-year-old Benjamin. They were parents to a son, Jett, who died at the age of 16 after he suffered from a seizure in 2009. Following Preston's death, an insider spoke to US Weekly and said that the family is trying to pick up the pieces left behind by "the heart and soul who kept the family united".
The source shared how Travolta and Preston "were true partners" and that Travolta has been left "devastated". The source added that the trio "can’t imagine life without her" but are "being strong". Travolta had taken to social media to announce the death of his wife of many decades. At the time of her death, Travolta had written, "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."
"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," the post continued.
Many social media users commented on his Instagram post offering their condolences. One user had written, "I'm so sorry for your family's loss may she Rest In Peace sending my condolences and love."
Another wrote, "Hello, hope you are getting through this the best way you can. We fans love you. You’re an incredible person. Stay strong!" while yet another commented and said, "I'm so sorry John, to you and to your family. Your beautiful wife will truly be missed by so many who adored her. Stay strong." Another user said, "Without knowing her personally... she radiates joy... you could see the love she had for you and her children... two things in life change you and you are never the same... love and grief."
On the same day, Preston's daughter, Ella also took to social media to share a special tribute to her mother. Ella had written, "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." The post added, "You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama."