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Travolta and Preston had been married for nearly 29 years

Kelly Preston, the actress and spouse of John Travolta, has died aged 57.

Travolta posted on Instagram: “My lovely spouse Kelly has misplaced her two-year battle with breast most cancers. She fought a brave battle with the love and help of so many.”

The couple had been married for almost 29 years. Preston’s profession included roles in Twins, From Nightfall Until Daybreak, Jerry Maguire and The Cat within the Hat.

She additionally collaborated together with her husband on Battlefield Earth and Gotti.

In his put up, Travolta thanked the well being employees who had sorted his spouse “in addition to her many mates and family members who’ve been by her facet”.

“I will likely be taking a while to be there for my youngsters who’ve misplaced their mom, so forgive me prematurely when you do not hear from us for some time. However please know that I’ll really feel your outpouring of affection within the weeks and months forward as we heal. All my love, JT”.

The couple’s son Jett Travolta died on the age of 16 in January 2009 from a seizure throughout a household vacation within the Bahamas.

They’ve two different youngsters, Ella Bleu and Benjamin.

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Ella Bleu wrote on Instagram: “I’ve by no means met anybody as brave, sturdy, lovely and loving as you.”

A household consultant informed People journal that she died on Sunday morning and that she had stored her most cancers prognosis non-public.

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“She had been present process medical therapy for a while, supported by her closest household and mates,” the household consultant mentioned.

“She was a vivid, lovely and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who introduced life to every part she touched. Her household asks on your understanding of their want for privateness at the moment.”

Born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, she modified her identify to Kelly Preston earlier than securing her first movie position within the 1985 romcom Mischief, then appeared in one other teen comedy, Secret Admirer.

Early tributes included these from Maria Shriver and Josh Gad.

Gad mentioned he was “in absolute shock”.