John Travolta's wife dies of cancer

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Actress Kelly Preston was married to Hollywood star John Travolta for almost 30 years. Now the actress died at the age of 57. It is not the first serious blow to Travolta.


Kelly Preston, actress and wife of Hollywood star John Travolta, died at the age of 57. “With a heavy heart, I inform you that my wonderful wife Kelly has lost her two-year fight against breast cancer,” wrote Travolta (66) on Instagram. “She fought a brave struggle with the love and support of so many.” He announced that he wanted to take time for his children and asked for understanding if he could not hear from him any longer.

Preston was not previously known to be seriously ill. The US portal “People” quoted a spokesman as saying that she had decided to keep her fight against cancer secret and had been receiving medical care for some time. The actress died on Sunday morning. “She was a happy, beautiful and loving soul who cared for others with all her heart and brought everything that touched her to life,” said the spokesman.

The actress had three children with her husband John Travolta. Their son Jett died at the age of 16 during a family vacation in the Bahamas in 2009. A year later, son Benjamin was born. Preston and Travolta had been married since 1991.

Preston has appeared in numerous films, including the comedy “In Love”, the science fiction film “Space Camp” and the teen film “What Girls Want”. She played with Hollywood stars such as Danny DeVito, Eddie Murphy and Kevin Costner, among others. With husband John Travolta she was also in front of the camera – the last time in the gangster drama “Gotti”.

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