Travoltas Return to Florida with Jett's Ashes

Travoltas Return to Florida with Jett's Ashes
John Travolta and Kelly Preston
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updated 01/06/2009 at 10:00 AM EST

originally published 01/06/2009 10:15AM

John Travolta and Kelly Preston, along with their 8-year-old daughter Ella Blue, returned to Florida Monday night with the ashes of Jett Travolta, who died Jan. 2 while the family was vacationing in Grand Bahama.

Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamas parliament and a family friend, told the Associated Press on Tuesday, "Everything was in place, the cremation was completed, and they decided to leave."

Funeral plans have yet to be announced.

In Ocala, Fla., where the Travoltas have a home, Mayor Randy Ewers said the city has sent the family condolences and would afford them time alone with their grief.

"They're fantastic people, really family oriented," Ewers said. "We want to respect their privacy as much as possible."

In a public statement Sunday, Travolta, 54, and Preston, 46, said of son Jett, 16, that they were "heartbroken that our time with him was so brief."

They also thanked "everyone who has sent their love and condolences."

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