Kelly Preston Dead at 57

Wife of John Travolta battled breast cancer privately for 2 years
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2020 12:50 AM CDT
Updated Jul 13, 2020 6:25 AM CDT
Kelly Preston Dead at 57
Actors Kelly Preston, left, and John Travolta from the film 'Gotti' pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Kelly Preston had been privately battling breast cancer for two years, and on Sunday, the disease took her life. "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 rep tells People. "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched." The actress, wife to John Travolta, was 57. Travolta posted a tribute to "my beautiful wife Kelly" to Instagram, noting that "She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many." She leaves behind daughter Ella, 20, and son Benjamin, 9; the couple's son Jett died at age 16 in 2009. (More Kelly Preston stories.)

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