John Travolta & Kelly Preston Thank Fans for Support

John Travolta & Kelly Preston Thank Fans for Support
John Travolta and Kelly Preston
Francis Specker/Landov

01/04/2009 01:55PM

John Travolta and Kelly Preston are speaking out for the first time since the tragic death of their son Jett Travolta, thanking fans the world over for their support.

"We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their love and condolences," they said in a statement posted on Preston's Web site Sunday.

"Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives," says the statement.

"We have received many messages of condolence from around the world and we want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. It has meant so much to us. It is a beautiful reminder of the inherent goodness in the human spirit that gives us hope for a brighter future."

Jett, 16, died Friday while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas.

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