John Travolta’s 16 Year Old Son Dies Tragically

Posted by Chrissie on January 6th, 2009

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This is one of those sad, sad stories of tragedy that you just don’t wish on anyone. Sadly, over the holidays, John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston had to say good bye to their 16 year old son after he died in a tragic accident.

The accident occurred at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, at the family’s vacation home. Jett Travolta, 16 years old, had a seizure while he was in the bathtub and hit his head on the tub in a freak accident. A caretaker found Jett unconscious and in the bathroom around 10:00 A.M. and Jett was declared dead at Rand Memorial Hospital.

Jett is the only son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and the two also have an 8 year old daughter, Ella Bleu, and Jett had suffered from a seizure disorder and had health problems for many years. In 2003, after coming down with flu like symptoms, Jett was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a condition that can cause arterial inflammation and can even lead to heart damage in rare incidents. Jett also suffered from asthma, and had many seizure episodes over the course of his short life.

Of course, John and Kelly are devastated and stated in a public statement that they are heartbroken that the time with their son was so brief. Jett was cremated while in the Bahamas, and his parents have brought his ashes back home to Florida where they will hold a funeral. Details of such are not being released, while the family tries to pick up the pieces and honor their lost son and brother.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Travolta family during this terrible time.

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