Kelly Preston has passed away at 57 following a battle with breast cancer

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Kelly Preston has passed away at the age of 57. She is survived by her husband John Travolta and their two living children, Ella and Benjamin. Their son Jett passed away in 2009. Kelly has been entirely absent from public view for two full years. All of these photos are from the promotion she did in 2018 with her husband for the film Gotti. She had apparently been undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer. The family issued a statement:

“On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer,” a family representative tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends,” the family rep says. “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.”

Preston is survived by her husband John Travolta and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009.

[From People]

She had been with Travolta for thirty years, which is remarkable in Hollywood and everywhere else. He proposed on New Year’s Eve 1991 and they got married in September 1991, when she was pregnant with Jett. Jett’s passing changed their lives and their marriage, and Kelly got pregnant with Benjamin about a year after Jett’s passing. I would assume – this has not been confirmed – that Kelly and John have been staying in their home in Florida for the past two years? Travolta has stepped out for some events, like the G’Day USA event in January of this year, and an American Cinematheque event also in January, both in LA. He didn’t speak about Kelly at all at those events. And now he’s raising nine-year-old Benjamin by himself. This is so sad.

I was surprised when Kelly turned up in a Maroon 5 video. But this feels fitting.

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  1. Lee says:

    Such a sad news…RIP

  2. Reginald says:

    This is so saddening

  3. minx says:

    Tragic news. Their family has endured heartbreak.

  4. Chica1971 says:

    Dann

  5. smcollins says:

    How shocking and sad! Her being ill was definitely a well-kept secret. My heart goes out to John, their children, and their family. RIP Kelly

  6. Noki says:

    Very sad to hear,not that its anyones business to know that someone has been sick or is dying,but when you hear a death announcement ‘out of the blue’ it really hits hard.

  7. Jane's Wasted Talent says:

    Is it inappropriate to mention Scientology?

    • Noki says:

      In terms of what? I did see a thread discussing scientologists attitude towards certain modern medicines and whether they really use it or go an alternative route that may diminish their survival rate. It was also mentioned that the son was denied certain treatment. But who knows?

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Most of this, yes. Probably because Scientology is the first thing I think of when she’s brought up in the media- it was such a significant part of her public image.

      • Severine says:

        Totally appropriate. Yes, I was shocked she had battled breast cancer and died. I was even more shocked that she was under treatment for it. They were very adamant about seeking treatment for their late son, Jett. While he may have had psychological problems, he also had physical problems as well. Then Kelly gets breast cancer and they are treating it. Lots of questions, no answers

      • Sara says:

        Are you sure you’re not thinking about Christian Scientists? They don’t believe in medication. I know Scientology is against psychiatric drugs but not sure about cancer treatment.

    • Harla says:

      I have family members who are Scientologists and one of them has and is receiving medical treatments for cancer. I’ve never heard them say anything about not being able to take this treatment or that because of their religious beliefs.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Please let me say how sorry I am, and the best of wishes for their recovery. It’s wonderful to learn that your relative feels free to pursue every medical advantage, contrary to the reports we usually hear. Perhaps the Church has relaxed their policies?

      • Jaded says:

        It’s just drug treatments for psychological disorders Scientology is against. Remember when Tom Cruise went at Brooke Shields after she opened up about her struggles with PPD and how anti-depressants helped? That really blew back in his smug little face when she publicly rebuked him.

    • Arpeggi says:

      Scientologists are supposed to be immune from most diseases when they reach OT8 so yeah, it’s shows, once again, that they’re wasting a lot of money on BS, but I find it just sad in this case.

      I’m mostly worried for their younger son; I wouldn’t Travolta to raise him on his own within scientology, especially considering all the dirt the COS must have on him. That part is a bit scary

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        I’m hoping that now Travolta might be more likely to leave. It was always said that she was the more devout one.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “I’m hoping that now Travolta might be more likely to leave. It was always said that she was the more devout one.”

        THIS. I remember hearing rumors about how close he was to leaving, esp after Jett’s death and the way that $ci viewed and treated disabled people, and that KP was the one who pulled him back into the cult.

        I am sorry she was sick, and sorry that a family lost it’s wife and mother, but I’ll admit that I’m having a hard time feeling sympathy, knowing that she was part of such an abusive cult that cut people off from their families and enslaved their members. she was high up so she didn’t experience the “bad” parts of the cult.

      • Ennie says:

        I really don’t think they’ll ease tjeir grip on John. I read that after their older son’s death, they had scientology minders for TWO years (coincidentally when she got miraculously pregnant). He is one of the biggest celebs still in Scientoland, they probably still take a lot of $$$ from him. He would have to have real friends, but I can see him relying on them due to still having a younger son. I hope he could break away, and be happy again someday , really, I think he is kind of oblivious, but he seems a nice person.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “he seems a nice person.”

        except for all of those (alleged) sexual harassment/assaults of the male masseurs over the years.

      • Arpeggi says:

        I doubt he’ll leave, they have decades of dirt on him and they helped him kill stories of sexual harassment/assaults on men who were working for him.

        He’s not a nice person, nor an honest one and yeah, I hope that the son is going to be ok (which I hoped even when he had 2 parents alive). It doesn’t seem like a safe environment to grow up into

    • Mia4s says:

      I think it’s appropriate to feel extremely sad for the family and say RIP…

      And also appropriate to point out that they were at the very highest Scientology levels and yet, well, they have been hit with horrible personal tragedy. So the “superiority” and “super-humanness” that Scientology offers is clearly a lie. That may save a vulnerable person being groomed to the organization, so I will say it.

      I hope Travolta and the kids have people around who care for them without agenda…but I am worried.

      • Libby says:

        JT mentioned that in his IG post that Kelly was taken care of by MD Anderson Cancer Center, so I’m assuming that she underwent chemo even if it’s against CO$.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Then the only question has to do with timing, in terms of detection and medical intervention. But this could happen to anyone with breasts, at any point, and some people just have very aggressive tumors. Very sad.

    • Jezebeelzebub says:

      I was thinking the same thing.

  8. Courtney B says:

    She was a real natural beauty until the end. Ella is lovely and so grown up. I know there’s the whole Scientology thing and all but what a horrible blow for the family. John and Ella have already grieved Jett and now Benjamin has lost his mom at such a young age.

  9. Lolo86lf says:

    This is just depressing. Nowadays there are tests to determine whether or not people carry the genes that make you prone to develop breast cancer. What happened in her case? Did her physicians fail her? I mean look at Christina Applegate. She got a double mastectomy and it saved her life. Poor Miss Preston.

    • Koro says:

      Please do not believe that only carriers of the BRCA genes get cancer. That makes up only 8% of cancer patients. Everyone else gets it just out of the blue. And a mastectomy can help save your life but is not a guarantee. It just takes one cancer cell that’s escaped to start metastasizing.

      • Lolo86lf says:

        Noted.

      • Gaah says:

        My mother developed breast cancer and she had regular checkups and mammogram. She had a rare form of breast cancer and passed with in 6 months of the diagnosis. She was 75 at the time so not as young as Kelly. It is possible she developed the same type or it was already spread by the time she was diagnosed. Mastectomies cannot be done for every case. It couldn’t be done for my mother because she had lymphoma and opening up my mother would activate the lymphoma which was slow moving at the time.

    • Polkasox says:

      Breast cancer can be extremely aggressive even if caught early. It doesn’t always respond well to treatment. Sometimes there is just nothing anyone can do.

      • H says:

        I have a friend who got her annual breast exam and three months later found a lump and within two weeks was having chemo. Her cancer was that aggressive. She later did radiation and a double mastectomy. She was cancer free free for 4 years when it came back. Sometimes the cancer is so aggressive nothing stops it.

    • Case says:

      Breast cancer treatment is not a “one size fits all” situation. My mother survived breast cancer and her doctors advised against a mastectomy because of the type of cancer it was. It depends on where the cancer is located, how advanced it is, what medication it will respond to, etc. Some women can have radiation and be done. My mother went through months of chemo and years of heavy-duty meds. Some women get mastectomies. It’s much more complicated than many believe. My mother even had many women tell her after she went through treatment that her doctor was mean and too aggressive by putting her through chemo, since all they needed was radiation. Doesn’t work like that.

      • waitwhat says:

        Thank you, Case. I have had a number of friends and family members go through breast cancer. Their treatments differed based on all of the factors you mention. Also, although the meds have a specific purpose, they work differently in different people due to individual body chemistry. It is, as you say, very complex to treat cancer.

    • Belig says:

      Does everyone get recommended BRCA testing at a certain age in America?

      • roo says:

        @Belig no. Usually if you have a strong family history, it is highly recommended and they’ll usually start with the surviving mother if still alive. My mother was stage 4 at 41 (and she survived and has been in remission for over 20 years!!). MSK (Memorial Sloan Kettering) made her do genetic testing before we did. She had the ATM mutation–sadly there are many mutations. Not just BRCA1 and BRCA2.

        I’m 34 with this mutation and have undergone a preventative double mastectomy and have my exchange surgery in 11 days for the permanent implants.

        With all that being said–you can take your health into your own hands and request genetic testing. However if there’s zero family history of breast cancer, in my opinion it’s not something I would really rush to do! Again, that’s my opinion!

      • Grant says:

        @roo So, so happy to hear that wonderful news about your mother!

      • Belig says:

        Thanks for explaining, Roo. Yeah, I can’t imagine requesting something like this out of nowhere where I’m from, I’m sure the doctors would be very dismissive, calling it an Angelina Jolie / American thing…

        Good luck with your surgery! <3

      • Sonia says:

        Nope

      • Lady D says:

        When Angelina spoke about this, it was mentioned that the cost of the BRCA test was exorbitant unless covered by insurance. If I remember rightly, the cost was what prevented a lot of women from getting the test.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Because the BRCA mutations are relatively rare, no. Tests can be provided with a strong family history (breast/ovarian/uterine cancer, maybe in combination with colon cancer), known mutations in other family members, and maybe membership in a population group with higher levels of the gene due to inbreeding.

        In terms of the latter, I was able to be tested because I enrolled in a study targeting women of Ashkenazic (Eastern European) Jewish descent.

        Even then, the breast surgeon I consulted said, it’s not so much about the result, it’s about what you plan to do with the result. IE if you test positive, what
        will you do about monitoring, preventive surgeries, etc. That mental and emotional preparation is a big piece of genetic counseling.

    • Dani says:

      None of my mom’s sisters (including her) carry the the breast cancer gene and yet two of them have had it so far. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Everyone get your mamos please!!

      • vertes says:

        I believe there are more, not-yet-discovered genes which also trigger breast cancer. I’m a 2 time survivor, first time at age 37. My daughter got it at age 35, same type. We both test negative for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. No family history of this disease before me.
        There are so many different kinds that tumor analysis is necessary to determine appropriate treatments. Some, but not all, are “fueled” by estrogen, which is why prophylactic removal of ovaries is recommended for some patients.

        Don’t rely on mammos. I had clear mammograms but found my own tumors both times with self-exam. My daughter had a breast MRI & it missed the tumor she’d already found via self-exam.
        I’m so sorry for the Travolta family, particularly Benjamin. I don’t care what religion they follow, it’s a huge loss & families grieve.

    • EMF999 says:

      Seven year survivor here. There are so many kinds of breast cancer: some are aggressive beyond belief, some if caught early have extremely good odds of survival. Who knows what kind she had and what treatment she had. Travolta references MD Anderson so I am sure she had the best treatment for whatever kind of cancer she had.

      A co-worker was diagnosed the same time as me and we ended up with the same physicians. She died five years ago despite bi-lateral mastectomy and multiple rounds of chemo and radiation. I am still here seven years later with just bi-lateral mastectomy and immediate DIEP reconstruction (same reconstruction as Shannon Doherty).

      Not all breast cancers are created equally. There are so many variables. Even now, seven years later, I worry if I get an odd twinge. You don’t want to know how much anxiety even a routine doctor visit causes.

    • Hope says:

      My insurance company will not cover BRCA testing. I’ve argued until I’m blue in the face trying to get it approved as I would like to have that piece of information due to family history, my age and just having all the information available so I can make an informed decision about my health. I can’t afford the test out of pocket – so no test for me at this point.

    • Jaded says:

      Four year survivor here. I don’t have the BRCA gene and I got breast cancer. One of my best friends died of BC last year and she didn’t have the gene either. I also had the DIEP reconstruction last year but as EMF999 says, every time I get a twinge or feel something different in my remaining breast I worry. Mammograms make me break out in a cold sweat.

    • mitikko says:

      I was diagnosed with stage IV (incurable) breast cancer at age 33. No family history, no BRAC genes. Just crap luck.

    • MJM says:

      My fear is that she took fertility drugs for her late in life pregnancy which ultimately caused her cancer. Same thing happened to Elizabeth Edwards who succumbed to breast cancer.

  10. Case says:

    This is so surprising and sad. So young. This family has gone through so much heartbreak. My thoughts are with her children during such a hard time.

  11. Carolnr says:

    This was so sad to hear!
    I always liked her!
    Obviously, she wished to keep this diagnosis private.
    Her son is so young to lose his mom! She seemed to be a good mom!
    Love & prayers to this family!!!❤❤❤

  12. ChillyWilly says:

    Such sadness today. Rest in peace Kelly. You were so beautiful and a good actress.

  13. Abby says:

    I had no idea. This makes me so sad. :-(

  14. Mariane says:

    Omg I didn’t know she died until now. Such sad news,RIP Kelly.

  15. Liz version 700 says:

    RIP. What incredibly sad news

  16. Daisha says:

    So celebrity deaths really do come in 3′s. Yeesh.

  17. Sayrah says:

    Dang, may she Rest In Peace

  18. Valiantly Varnished says:

    To have lost a child and then your wife and be left to raise your small child alone? I cant imagine the pain that family is going through. RIP Kelly

    • North of Boston says:

      And for Travolta, a previous partner also died of breast cancer, actress Diana Hyland.

  19. Jess says:

    I gasped when I saw the headline, very shocking and heartbreaking. She seemed like a genuinely sweet person, and their family has endured enough tragedy as it is, this doesn’t seem fair:(

  20. Lucy2 says:

    Wow, that is shocking and sad. I’m sorry for her kids and John.

  21. ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

    100%. You can sympathize with the family and still point out the huge hole in Scientology’s premise so that others do not fall into their trap.

  22. Chrissyms says:

    I often question how heavy IVF an hormones effect long term health. She had her youngest when she was 48. Likely with lots of intervention. I have always wondered if it speeds things along if you are already prone. She was a really beautiful women. She looked so healthy. I feel terrible for her family. Her youngest son really still needs his mom. Really sad.

    • hexicon says:

      I know; I was thinking the same thing. Like Elizabeth Edwards, who also had a late-in-life baby after the death of another child. I went through fertility treatment (unsuccessfully) at 40 and the doctors mentioned the risk, but at that point a lot of people are desperate. What the docs told me at the time is that never having had a baby is also a breast cancer risk factor (as we memorably saw on SATC) and they can’t distinguish that from the risk from treatment. I wonder if that is still true. I am sorry for the family.

      • Meg says:

        Oh wow, I wasn’t aware it increased cancer risks but I had a gut suspicion & wondered if her late in life baby/Scientology had a hand in this when I first heard this sad news. I do wonder if their sons condition would have been treated differently if they weren’t in that cult. So very sad

    • Sara says:

      Hmm -I’m doing IVF now and this risk was never mentioned to me. That being said, they had me list illnesses in my family and breast cancer doesn’t run in mine thankfully. 9 is a horrible age to lose a parent as you only have, what, about 4 years of conscious memories with them? But I lost my dad at 19 and I can tell you that is also freaking horrific. You’re transitioning from teen to adult and the road ahead seems so long and uncertain when this shocking change happens. I had a horrible lost identity crisis – who the hell am I now that I don’t have both my parents? That was 20 years ago and while I still have more memories of dad than if I lost him at 9, I can tell you it feels like that was a long ago chapter of someone else’s life.

      • mitikko says:

        I have terminal breat cancer and my daughter’s only 7. Knowing I won’t be there for her is what crushes me the most.

    • Ericka says:

      Mitikko,

      My heart is with you and your daughter! I’m so sorry in this physical form you won’t be able to experience life with your daughter. You will be with her every single step of the way and you know this deep in your soul! I can’t imagine how you feel and how you get by everyday. I know so little but I’m forever changed by this glimpse of your life. I hope you sugar coat nothing and keep it very real with your precious daughter. Children are resilient and strong, prepare and teach her as much as you can right now. I hope your family and friends have and continue to step up for you! I hope you hold on until you’re ready to let go! I truly hope the rest of your life brings you peace. You’re fearless! You’re strong! Your daughter is just like you if not better! You were strong enough to handle this and she is too! Love to you both!

      • mitikko says:

        Thank you for the kind words. I did tell my daughter about my disease, she knows when I have progression or relieved after a stable scan. I hope to somewhat prepare her, to the extent that such thing is possible.

      • lis says:

        Ericka, this is so beautifully and sensitively articulated.

        Mitikko, As a mum who is currently undergoing treatment for Stage 3 breast cancer I have a glimpse of how hard your situation is and I am so sorry you have to go through this. I wish you and your daughter every joyful moment, hour and day together. It sounds like you are doing wonderfully grappling with this most difficult job a mother could have. Sending love and positivity to you.

  23. FHMom says:

    So tragic. That family photo of the 4 of them is lovely. The children are beautiful. Poor kids and poor John.

  24. notasugarhere says:

    So very sad. Time to re-watch old favs like SpaceCamp, Twins, What a Girl Wants, and For Love of the Game (her best IMO).

  25. DME says:

    She was always my husband’s crush. She was a real beauty. It was said she was receiving treatment at MD Anderson. This is just so sad. She was too young.

  26. NYC_girl says:

    Ladies, get your mammograms. This news knocked me on my ass this morning. I just passed my 6 year mark several days ago. I had bilateral, invasive BC and thankfully listened to my mother when she urged me to get my test. I was not BRCA+. I had a bilateral mastectomy and yes – that does not mean I am safe and never have to worry. I DID get lucky, and I am OK now. PLEASE get your tests, and discuss with your doctor if you have dense breast tissue. I was an A cup and had dense tissue, and the mammogram did not pick up the invasive cancer in one breast. The MRI did a few weeks later. Please be vigilant and get your tests. It hurts, and it’s a hassle, but it saved my f*** life. Put on a damn mask and schedule your test. If you want to discuss further with me, let me know. Knowledge is Power.

    • FHMom says:

      Thanks for the reminder, NYC girl. Mammos are a definite hassle but undeniably valuable and life saving.

    • Abby says:

      Thanks for the advice! I’m 36 and just had a gyno appt – my first in a while. I asked for a referral for a mammogram, and the gyno did refer me (dense breast tissue, my great aunt and her daughter both have/had breast cancer in their 60s and 50s) but said my insurance won’t cover a mammogram until I’m 40. I need to call anyway, but I’m afraid of how much it’s going to cost. I always thought a mammogram was standard after 35, but I guess I’m wrong.

      • NYC_girl says:

        I started getting them when I was 38. My grandmother had breast cancer, but that was in the late 1960s and she was older. I was aware of that, but never thought it would affect me. Check locally to see if you can get a free mammo. Ask if an ultrasound is an option. Be persistent.

    • Lady D says:

      About two and a half years ago I noticed half a dozen red streaks on the bottom of one breast. It took a year for those streaks to travel half way up my breast, and about three months to complete the journey to the top. When I took my shirt off for my doctor she looked shocked. I thought, this is not good. I’m going for my sixth mammogram at the end of this month, and four doctors later, including one awesome oncologist, no one has any idea what these streaks are. They do say it isn’t cancer. There is no sensation in them, not itchy, numb, hot, cold, painful, anything. They’re just there on one breast. Anybody ever heard of this? If I exert myself, the stripes get really dark red, sometimes they look red and sometimes the stripes look faded.

      • Guest with Cat says:

        Wow i empathize having symptoms but no diagnosis. Try looking under support groups for people with autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are so poorly studied and poorly understood and even more inadequately diagnosed. Women especially tend to get shuffled off with prescriptions for anxiety or depression when we just want answers. I don’t know what your red streaks may denote but there’s a possibility that alone people with diagnosed autoimmune disorders you may come across someone who has this.

        And this is going to sound crazy coming from me who hates the Daily Mail with a passion, but twice now they’ve had articles on rare medical health problems I’ve been trying to get sorted for my entire life. I finally got solid leads I can follow up with my doctor when the pandemic is less of a threat. Just avoid their toxic gossip.

      • Amelie says:

        Have you been to see a dermatologist? If you’ve ruled out cancer (and that’s a relief!) then it might be a skin condition that just happened to develop on your breast. My mom has a patch of skin on her face that randomly flares up and gets red and flaky, usually in the heat. It can sometime flare up in the cold too. I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s not life threatening.

        You’ve seen a lot of doctors so if you’ve already seen a dermatologist, maybe ask for a referral for a super-amazing dermatologist? Sometimes it can take awhile to find that one doctor who has heard of some obscure condition. Your streaks also might be a symptom of some super obscure condition that only a “super” specialist might have heard of? Anyways hope you figure it out! I’ve watched my sister go through her own set of digestive medical mysteries, so it’s always frustrating to figure out what the cause is.

      • shalla7 says:

        Lady D, from your description they sound like stretch marks.

      • Lady D says:

        Thank you Guest with Cat (love that you bring your cat), and Amelie. I’ll check out the autoimmune websites, and I’m going to ask my doctor if I can see a dermatologist, those are both really good ideas.
        @shalla7, I asked the oncologist if they could be stretch marks and she got really offended at the question. I ended up apologizing to her. My doctor is a better way to go, perhaps.

  27. roo says:

    This shocked me. How sad. Cancer, you are the worst.

  28. Michael says:

    I believe this is the 2nd person John Travolta has lost to breast cancer. He dated Diana Hyland before he met Kelly Preston and she died of breast cancer as well. He has had a very tragic life personally. I am no longer a fan because of the COS but I still feel like he must be reeling

  29. Kim says:

    I wonder if this is why he stopped wearing hairpieces? If she was undergoing chemo, maybe he stopped wearing them in solidarity? If so, that’s admirable.

  30. Sara says:

    I am so sad to hear this. Had no idea she was even ill. What a beautiful woman she was. Her poor kids. That is so, so, so young to lose a parent – both 9 and 20 years old is.

  31. Leslie says:

    Absolutely tragic news. This poor family has been through so much, regardless of whatever their Scientology beliefs are…., it’s a great reminder for ladies to self check your breasts or get our mammograms!

  32. AmeliaPeabody says:

    In a breast cancer support group I’m in (my mom has a rare type of breast cancer) several people mentioned that she had metaplastic breast cancer and possibly Triple Negative. Either of those are horrible (my mom has both) and they are notoriously difficult to treat, and have a low chance of survival. MD Anderson, where Kelly was treated, is the best of the best for those types of cancer. And yes, get mammograms regularly but don’t assume that she did not, or did anything wrong at all. Many of the women in the support group, including my mom, had regular mammograms and the metaplastic tumors appeared in a matter of weeks after a clear mammogram. It is a horrible cancer, and the triple negative aspect complicates things.

  33. Case says:

    These types of losses are always tragic, but I find myself particularly sad for those who are leaving children behind during such a tumultuous time — how they must’ve felt in their final moments knowing their children would be without them during such a scary, uncertain period and genuinely not knowing if everything will be okay.

  34. Nlopez says:

    Prayers for Kelly(RIP) &her family and friends.

  35. paddingtonjr says:

    I was shocked to hear this last night. Obviously, I had no idea she was even sick. I respect her decision to keep this private and I’m glad that, if she had to go, she was able to go on her terms, at least publicity-wise. I have always enjoyed her acting, especially in Spacecamp and Twins, and she and John always seemed to be #HollywoodCoupleGoals: able to control access to their family, always looking genuinely happy and able to rise above the rumors about their relationship. My heart goes out to John and their children; may you find peace and celebrate the joy she brought to your lives.

  36. Lunasf17 says:

    So awful! She was such a beauty. My heart goes out to her family.

  37. gelya says:

    When I heard the news I just gasped. This is so unfair and so tragic. She was a beautiful lady. My heart goes out to John and their children. He is going to be so lost without her.

  38. Amelie says:

    This is such a shock! Mostly because none of us even knew she was being treated for breast cancer. My heart goes out to her kids, especially the young boy who is only 9? I have to wonder like some of the other posters did above, do Scientology members delay treatment for illness? Do they have a stance on getting treatment for cancer?

    I remember when their son Jet tragically died and there were a lot of articles about how he was autistic and had a seizure disorder. And it seemed Kelly and John never got their son the proper medications to regulate his disorder because of their Scientology beliefs. Am I misremembering this? Then there was the weird extortion case where John supposedly wanted to fly to Florida on his private jet to take his son to a hospital in Florida instead of a hospital in the Bahamas (where they were on vacation where Jett had his tragic accident) at first. Just a lot of bizarre circumstances and tragedy surrounding that family.

  39. Rae says:

    RIP Kelly.

  40. Xilco says:

    Mitikko
    My prayers are with you, your 7 year old daughter and the rest of your family at this time. 🙏

  41. Jayna says:

    This is so sad. I always liked Kelly. She was so pretty, but when she switched to brownish-red hair, she was stunning. She always had a lovely smile. Fifty-seven is so young. It says she was treated at MD Anderson. If they stayed down here in Florida, I imagine MD Anderson Orlando is where she treated. That’s where my mom was treated for terminal cancer. I remember Houston MD Anderson being consulted, though, on her treatment protocol.
    The poor family. Ben is so young.

    RIP Kelly

  42. Guest with Cat says:

    She was a very beautiful woman and she aged so gracefully I didn’t even know she was over 50, let alone close to 60. She’s stunning in that Maroon 5 video. So hearing this news was a huge shock, because I didn’t realize it’s been 2 years since her last public appearance. She’s held forever in my mind as a beautiful and rather enigmatic woman. I was completely shocked to see she posted a tribute to Jett and mentioned openly his autism and she celebrated all children with autism and the people who cared for them. That was supposed to be an open secret about Jett due to COS dogma.

  43. Nancy says:

    Tragic. Try to survive cancer at age 57, when trying to survive a Pandemic. Everyone I know was shocked. Telling tale, celebs who want to be private, can keep something so horrific private, while we know what Kylie had for breakfast. Bless her soul eternally.

  44. Chris says:

    This year is awful trash and needs to be thrown away. Sad news after sad news. What a horrible thing to happen to her and her loved ones.

  45. Sonishka says:

    im shocked and sad. ☹️☹️☹️ life is unfair. cancer is a bitch!

  46. jbyrdku says:

    I’ve have always loved and will always love John Travolta as an actor. That’s terrible news.

  47. Marigold says:

    I will never forget how bright and gorgeous and vibrant she was on the screen. Remember Space Camp (Joaquin Phoenix back when he was Leaf and Lea Thompson)? I do. Kelly was everything in that movie, and I watched everything she was in for a long time just on principle. She was never a huge headliner, and she got sucked into Scientology fanaticism so early. I just really believe it tanked her career because she essentially disappeared except for an occasional small role.

    Such a beautiful woman, and I’m so sorry to hear of anyone passing to cancer at such a premature age. Very saddened by this.

  48. Lea says:

    I feel sorry for her son who is so young. Especially since we know he will never be able to get counseling if needed since the CO$ is very detrimental to people’s mental health.
    I don’t think Travolta will leave the Church. I suppose his daughter is a Scientologist too so if he left, unless she followed, he would lose her too. Also the church has probably soooo much dirt on him that it would be complicated.

  49. MerryGirl says:

    This is sad news….RIP Kelly and may God be with John and her children at this time.

  50. Lisa says:

    Sad news. I wish the family well.

  51. Dre says:

    Rest In Peace