John Travolta loses wife, Kelly Preston, to breast cancer

Actress Kelly Preston has died after a two-year battle with breast cancer, according to a post on Instagram from John Travolta, her husband. Preston was 57 years old.

 

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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. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. 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. All my love, JT

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“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many,” the actor wrote. “My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side.”

 




 

Preston was born Oct. 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Travolta and Preston had three children together. Their son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009.