08:52 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Jett Travolta Cover
Originally posted 01/06/2009 04:45PM
While John Travolta and Kelly Preston struggle to cope with their grief over the sudden death of their 16-year-old son Jett, family and friends are remembering the teen as a cheerful boy who shared his dad’s passions for flying and sailing and whose bond with his parents and sister Ella Bleu, 8, was exceptionally close.
"Jett looked at John as if he was the sun and the moon," Travolta attorney and friend Michael McDermott tells PEOPLE in its new cover story. "And John reciprocated."
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