Kelly Preston dies of Breast Cancer at 57
Kelly Preston has died. She died at the age 57.
“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 said.
“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.”
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.
Preston, who was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith on October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, studied acting at the University of Southern California
and launched her career in 1985 with her first major movie role in Mischief after
several minor roles in television shows, including For Love and Honor.
In the next few years, Preston starred in films such as SpaceCamp (1986), Twins (1988), Jerry Maguire (1996), and For Love of the Game (1999).
Preston’s last film role was in the 2018 film Gotti in which she played Victoria Gotti, the wife of Mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on screen by Travolta.
Along with her career, Preston treasured her decades-long romance with husband Travolta.
Last September, Travolta, and Preston celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.
“Happy Anniversary to my wonderful wife ♥️ @therealkellypreston,”
the Grease actor wrote on Instagram.
Preston’s last Instagram post was a family selfie in celebration of Father’s Day in June.
“Happy Father’s Day to the best one I know, we love you,”
she captioned the photo which starred their son Ben and daughter Ella.
In addition, Preston posted a black-and-white portrait of Travolta and Jett.
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