11:48 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 11/19/2012 04:30PM
Kelly Preston is speaking out about the health conditions that led to her 16-year-old son's death.
Jett Travolta – who died in 2009 after suffering a seizure and hitting his head in a bathtub at the family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island – suffered from autism, which Preston attributes to a series of contributing factors.
"[Jett] was autistic. He had seizures and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki Syndrome," she says on the Nov. 21 episode of The Doctors (check local listings).
Originally posted 02/17/2009 03:45PM
More than six weeks after the Jan. 2 death of Jett Travolta, his heartbroken parents are still struggling to cope with their loss.
John Travolta, 55, and Kelly Preston, 46, along with their daughter Ella Bleu, 8, are "regrouping and pushing through the grieving process," a source tells PEOPLE in its new issue. "They are trying to grieve and return to some sort of normalcy for Ella.
"But life isn't normal without Jett."
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."
Originally posted 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.
Originally posted 01/02/2009 04:00PM
Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, died Friday while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas.
Jett had suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, said Michael Ossi, a lawyer for the family, in a statement through Travolta's rep.
The teen hit his head in a bathtub Friday morning and was declared dead at Rand Memorial Hospital, police spokeswoman Loretta Mackey told the Associated Press.
According to police, a caretaker had found Jett unconscious in the bathroom around 10 a.m. An autopsy is being pursued to determine the exact cause of death.
Jett, who is the only son of Travolta, 54, and Preston, 46, had a history of seizures, according to Ossi. The couple also have a daughter, Ella Bleu, 8.
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