Actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of 57.
Preston’s husband, John Travolta confirmed that his wife died on Sunday morning after a long battle with breast cancer in an emotional post to Instagram: “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” the actor wrote, alongside a photo of his wife. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”
“Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered,” he added. “I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.”
A family representative said to People magazine, “On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends.”
Preston is survived by her husband of 18 years, John Travolta, and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and son Benjamin, 9. The couple’s son, Jett, died in 2009 at the age of 16.
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