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January 5, 2009

Tonight on LKL: The Latest on the death of Jett Travolta

Posted: 10:20 AM ET

We'll be talking about the death of John Travolta's son, Jett, on tonight's LARRY KING LIVE – keep checking back to the LKL blog today for the latest.  (Comment here!) jett-john4

John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s 16-year-old son, Jett, who had a history of health problems, was killed by a “seizure,” according to the death certificate issued today.  

While the official results of an autopsy today have yet to been publicly announced, a source close to the investigation into Jett’s death tells E! News that a preliminary report determined “there is no foul play,” and corroborates what a Travolta family lawyer initially stated last Friday.

 

“It is not a suspicious death. The body wouldn’t already be turned over to the mortuary if there was anything suspicious,” the source said. 

 

Bahamian Minister of Health Hubert Minnis did not say when, or if, the autopsy findings would be made public, but a press conference is expected later this afternoon.  Bahamian official and close Travolta family friend Obie Wilchcombe tells E! News that the autopsy was completed at 12 p.m. local time and that Jett’s body is currently awaiting transport back to the U.S. (READ MORE)

 

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Carl   January 5th, 2009 11:00 am ET

Having been a fan of John Travolta since the days of Vinnie Barbarino, I want to say that our hearts go out to the Travolta family for their loss. I have 5 children and 9 grandkids but have never lost a child, so I can only imagine what they are going through.

Our prayers and most heartfelt sympathies to John and his family over this terrible loss.

May God be with you and give you comfort~


rick from ca   January 5th, 2009 1:12 pm ET

was he 250 lbs & 6 feet 3 inches ? wish People Mag would not cover this story..they need to be alone ..god bless....


gem   January 5th, 2009 2:28 pm ET

Mr and Mrs. Travolta must be suffering in agonizing pain knowing their denial of mental illness(autism) and treatment thereof as a result of their scientology rules and regulations contributed to their poor sons death. Maybe now they will open up their eyes and give up that fairy tale and cult and use his fame and notoriety to speak on behalf of Autism.


SD Mitchell   January 5th, 2009 2:59 pm ET

Oh please have some grace and decency and let the death of this child NOT become a news story..
Do not make a show based on who, what, when, where and why..not about this young man. Leave this alone until a later date.
This is a time for people to ONLY say, how sorry they are at the loss of this boy, not to speculate on things that are not our buisness.
Imagine if this were your child..and this was your time to grieve...last thing you would want is people on TV doing what was done on Larry King last night.


joanne from Sudbury ontario canada   January 5th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

It doesn't matter how much money you have or how much fame or how many planes you fly, but always remember that you were what mattered in the life of a "SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD".

God Bless John, Kelly and Ella Blue Travolta and know that one day God will ressurect your wonderful boy and he will be in all his Glory.


Isaias Torres from Perth Amboy,NJ   January 5th, 2009 3:49 pm ET

I'm a big fan of Mr. Travolta and i am very sorry for his loss. My prayers go out to him and his family.


Mike, Zephyrhills, FL   January 5th, 2009 4:49 pm ET

Florida welcomes them home with great sympathy, I admire John Travolta for being a wonderful father and american. He is private and we wish him and his family the upmost respect and privacy while they mourn the loss of their son Jett.

God's greatest gift is a child!!


Cherie Sloan   January 5th, 2009 5:36 pm ET

I have a special needs grandson, Freddy. He was diagnosed with Klienfelter Syndrome when he was 2 years old. I understand the special love you must have had for Jett. Freddy is such a joy and treasure to our family and everybody whose lives he has touched. We have so many special memories from the 5 years he has been with us –

You were blessed to have such a special, loving child. I'm sure his love and memory will bring joy to your life forever and help to fill the tremendous void you now feel in your heart and soul.

Wishing you and your family strength and love in the coming days and years.


George Truesdale   January 5th, 2009 6:19 pm ET

Jett Trovlta – SUDEP?? We never heard of SUDEP until our son died after a seizure.


hugh ~ california   January 5th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

John Travolta has a great personality, and I've enjoyed him since I was discharged from the army watching "Welcome Back Kotter!"
I offer him and his family my sincere condolences. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a son, especially at so young an age. Peace be with you John and to your dear wife and children.


Lourdes Bello   January 5th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

I am sad to hear about the death of Jett Travolta . As an specialist in Child Neurology and Epilepsy I have had few families that share their tragedy
It is probably related to a condition called SUDEP that account for Sudden unexpected death related to epilepsy . I think people should be ilustrated about this .Although rare it is an unfortunate event seldom seen . My prayers are with the family .
Lourdes Bello . NY


Trish, Norwich NY   January 5th, 2009 7:02 pm ET

My son too, was diagnosed with kawasaki syndrome but at the age of 3. It was the most traumatic time in my family's life. The description of the illness the media had given is nothing compared to what actually occurs with this illness. I do feel that more research into this disease is needed as more children each year are diagnosed. If treated in time the survival rate is good, but the long term damage that this illness causes can be quite devistating. My heart sincerely goes out to the Travolta family.


Bryan   January 5th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

Since Scientology seems so secretive and defensive when someone asks a question about its beliefs, I suppose it's only natural that others are suspicious about the religion and its role in how Jett and the Travoltas managed his illness.


Angela   January 5th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

I know there are many questions about what Jett had and what treatments he got and what the Travoltas believe, but for now they are a family in pain and we should all be thankful we're not in their shoes today.


michele   January 5th, 2009 8:07 pm ET

my heart goes out to the travoltas...i feel so very heartbroken for them..it is the worst thing that could happen to any family...no matter how much money people have in this case it doesn't mean a thing..their lives are changed forever..i lost my mother 38 years ago and there isn't one day that goes by that i don't think of her..and i have my own 3 children and grandchildren and a husband of almost 50 years, yet you can never replace a mother, father, or especially a child...that is not the way it's supposed to be...life will go on but will definitely leave a big hole in their hearts forever...


michele   January 5th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

but i wanted to add one thing...i do believe what gem said is true...maybe now that it is out...he can do good for the cure for autism....i have that in my family, there are 1 out of 150 babies born with autism..and that is tragic...but when a super star promotes research for an illness it helps a lot and hopefully he will do that...you can never run away from the truth..no one will judge him...in fact that would be a wonderful thing for them to do now....help cure autism now is a wonderful group...it could be your son, grandson, nephew or friends son....we need all the help to get to the bottom of this awful and sad illness...thank you, michele


Linda B   January 5th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

I suffered for 14 years from seizures. When one didn't work my parents tried another until we found one that worked. Is it true that the Scientologists told Mr. Travolta when the depakote didn't work to take him off the medication and not persue other medications?


john naughton   January 5th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Larry, Come on... I want the real news. The John kids death story should be left for Entertainment Tonight not CNN. Hundreds of kids die everyday yet because his daddy was famous it deserves this kind of new coverage, what a waste of air time! There is a war in Gaza right now but you start your show with this garbage. I have to change the channel now to Fox so I can get some real news.


bernice todres   January 5th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Tell Larry to STOP NOW on the Travolta's son!!!!!


bernice todres   January 5th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Tell Larry to stop NOW....lay off!!!


marie   January 5th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Working with Neurologists, I know there are so many anti-seizure medications out there, and from what I understand this was not something the family took advantage of, it just seems senseless and that something like this might have been prevented if Jet was on a medication to prevent him from seizing. It's sad and I'm sorry for their loss.


Heartless Larry   January 5th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Larry is heartless to ask such harsh questions from people who knew John Travolta. He is a mean guy. I have been a fan of Larry, but now I hate him after his stupid questions today on the show.


terry baren   January 5th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

A 1000 dollar a year stimulus for couples is no help at all. Why is it that nobody at all talks about lowering consumer credit card interest rates by 50%. This would help the average guy pay off there debt and give them more money to spend and stimulate business.


Lynn H.   January 5th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

My heart and prayers are with the Travoltas tonight. I lost my son to leukemia 22 years ago. I hurt very much for him to this day. Time does not heal all wounds, it only allows us to learn to live with them. Time teaches us where to place this pain in order to survive it.


mary   January 5th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

If you watch the clip of the son leaving the building with his father and you look closely, this is a child with autism.
How many 16 year old boys hold their fathers hand while walking
It is a shame that they dont come to the front with the mental health issues that this young man had


Dorothy   January 5th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I think it is AWFUL that you need to have this on a majority of your show. We wonder why most people hate the media. These people do not need these questions and details talked about at a time like this. I understand that people are sad and only send good wishes, but I think you are just building sensationalism with this at a time when they don't need to be splattered all over TV!


Kristin   January 5th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Please stop covering this tragic story. We know he died. We know how he died and that is all we should know. I am grateful that the owner of the funeral home did not share any information with the viewers or Larry. It's not a public matter and I don't care if the hearse used was a decoy. Please move on and let this family grieve privately. I am a huge fan of your show but I am disappointed with the handling of this story.


ray   January 5th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Larry,

i don't think talking about the death of one child is best for the family, we need to sent our condolences and leave it at that. I don't think its right to be talking about the child death.


amy hammett   January 5th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I cannot believe you would discuss Jett's death in such detail, how would you like it if it was one of your sons, just sign me disgusted


Maria   January 5th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family. I am a 52 year old mother that has lost 2 children. My daughter at age 16 was killed in a car accident 9 years ago. Last April my 30 year old son died of commplications of diabetes. Nothing can be said to get over the death of a child. I can't imagine going thru this in the public eye. Stay strong, turn to your faith and your loved ones.


marie   January 5th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

if i am in correct in my facts, i am open to correction--i truly am sorry for the loss that the Travolta family is going through


Ayellet   January 5th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

After losing my baby sister suddenly, I can understand the pain and shock for the Travolta family. My parents continue to try to learn how to deal with the loss.

My heart is with them and I send condolences to them.


Louise Welch   January 5th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

My heart breaks for the Travoltas...Such a beautiful boy. Forget what the diagnosis about Jett. Let the family have their time to greive for their loss.


Sherrol in Canada   January 5th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I can understand the Travolta family wanting to keep the true nature of their son's disability private, but the facts speak volumes. Dr's and Specialists have said that Kawasaki Syndrome is not found in children over 7 or 8 yrs old.

That being said, we the public can do one of two things; accept what the Travoltas tell us or choose to believe the Specialists and hope that, in time, the Travoltas will find a way to help promote the need for funding to try to cure whatever their son suffered from.


Laura   January 5th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Is Scientology to blame? The type of seizure that Jet had could have been prevented with medication. I know that Scientology's do not believe in taking medication or in doctors. I am sadden by this event, however I believe that not many people die of seizures when prevented by medication. Was Jet taking medication?


terry baren   January 5th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Why don't they lower credit card interest rates?


Dorothy Davidson   January 5th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I am watching your coverage of the death of Jett Travolta. I am absolutely appalled at your coverage. Your questions are disrespectful, intrusive, and totally unfeeling toward a family that you profess to be "your friends". Do you really think that most of us watching want to know how long the autopsy took or where the ashes would be sent? This is very tacky coverage. Can you imagine yourself sitting across from the Travolta family and asking those same questions? If I were John Travolta I would never set foot on your set again! Oh, now we need to know that the body was in great shape. Lets hear all the gory details! It's something the family will remember forever. Your're history as far as them appearing on your show again. Don't we have more important things to be discussing?


Rosemary   January 5th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I have followed John Travolta's career since Welcome Back Kotter days. He is the most genuine individual I have ever seen. I feel so horrible for him & his family. You could tell the overflowing love he had for his beautiful son. During all the interviews I have seen of John, he always showed so much love for his family. I cannot even begin to imagine the sorrow and grief they must feel. He is a very spiritual person, and I am sure, over time, his wounds will heal though his heart will forever be broken. My deepest sympathy to beautiful John & his beautiful family. God Bless All of the Travoltas.


Yanick   January 5th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

My heart goes to the Travolta family. Losing someone very close to you physically and emotionally is definitely a hard thing to take. Pray they have the strength to move on.


john naughton   January 5th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

It's so funny to read all these God bless you comments and gods greatest gift is a child, and I will pray to god for john and his family. HELLO people John doesn't believe in your biblical god! So why pray or god bless him if he thinks your religion is a myth. O and by the way there is no magical space gods regardless what delusional religion you believe in.


Marc   January 5th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I never write on these blogs but I have to say that Larry King's show this evening, thus far, is disgusting. Why must there be a worldwide discussion of this poor boy's autopsy and cremation? Do you have no decency? This isnt a murder case; this is one family's personal tragedy. Just because they are famous doesnt mean they dont deserve the respect of a degree of privacy rather than a discussion with 'reporters' from EXTRA and 'experts' from the Bahamas about where the remains are and where they are headed. IT IS NO ONE'S BUSINESSBUT THE FAMILY'S!!!!!


APRIL   January 5th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Iam sooooo sad for the Travolta Family!!!!!This is a tremendous loss,I couldnt imagine what they are going through.We all love you Travolta's!!!!!!I'm still in such shock.


Tracy Vicars   January 5th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I am disgusted by Larry King's seemingly dispute of the funeral home representative stating the hearse seen at the airport was an unrelated issue. I thought it was rude to question the next guest as to whether they believed it was a ruse or not. Please do not stoop to tabloid levels Larry and stop looking for trouble where there isn't any.


Cathy   January 5th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

My heart weeps for the Travolta family. Today is the one year anniversary of the death of my daughter who died from complications of Type 2 diabetes. She died while visiting me and I found her. I wish the media would just be quiet and let this family grieve. You just don't realize how a person is affected by finding their child dead. You never get over it. The (speculation is unnecessary.


Jessica   January 5th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

This is just so tragic. Jett was only 16, just a boy still. I can only imagine the overwhelming sadness John and his family must be feeling right now. My heart goes out to him, his wife and daughter.


Marlon Peterson   January 5th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

why do you continue to drag the Travolta family tradgedy thru the mud. For God's sake let the family rest in peace. This is their griveing time, not a public spectical. Let them alone, have you no respect, you Larry and all the news media. Shame on you, Shame on you.


tina   January 5th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

i'm the BIGGEST fan of JT (John Travolta) and my heart simply aches for him and his entire family. The pictures his website has posted shares some intimate pictures and you could show how much love within the Travolta/Preston family. JT, in my opinion, will simply never be the same and I hope he and Kelly takes as much time as they need to grieve. Don't worry about the press and papparizzi..take care of one another and take care of Ella. My heart goes out to JT and Kelly, and to any parent that has been through this type of tragedy having to bury their child. May God have mercy on the Travolta Family at this time.


linda graham   January 5th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

this is such a tragedy! all these witch-hunters need to back off and let this family alone to get through their grief. this family has always tried to keep their private life..private and they should be allowed to continue to do that. death is a very private matter and all these nay-sayers need to get a LIFE!!!! i am so very sorry for the loss this family must be feeling. my love and prayers are with john, kelly and ella. may God bless you and strengthen you all.


pup1   January 5th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

What was the autopsy result regarding time of death of this poor child? This will confirm
if this child was left for hours unattended.


Ginny & George Berkner   January 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

My husband and I vacationed in Bermuda 5 years ago and the Travolta family was at the same property. We spent time with them and JT sang happy birthday to me., I was there for a big one. We had never seen such a close knit family. John and Kelley are loving and devoted parents. We even spent time with the Nanny's. They adorred the Tavolta family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to them and we are blessed to have met the family, especially Jett and have beautiful memories. God Speed.


Wendy   January 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

to John, we do believe in god, so our blessing is from us to him , and knowing him, I think he would be pleased.So keep yor hello pole to yourself at this difficult time


Paula Salter   January 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I lost my 21 year old son four years ago and my heart goes out to the Travolta's. It is a loss you never fully recover from. I think it is awful the way the news media, and you especially Larry, keeps talking about this like the boy wasn't real. You should stop talking about the autopsy and the fact they had him cremated. what they are going through having to make the decisions they are making is hard enough without you all talking about it. Just let them mourn the loss of their son in peace.


Harley Leiber   January 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Over the line...Larry's comments this evening on the Travolta family tragedy were revolting. Why ask if the hearse was a ruse? What is the point? Why make any comment other than supportive and caring ones. This is a family tragedy and has no tabloid potential. John Travolta and his wife have lived their lives privately and quietly. They are grieving the loss of their son...this isn't gossip..it isn't show biz...it isn't tabloid fodder....it is personal grief...I have permanently switched off your show...


Lisa   January 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

My heartfelt condolences to the Travolta family, I cannot even try to imagine the pain you are feeling.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a fine example of a loving family.


Patricia   January 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Dear Mr King,
This is the worst I have ever heard on your show. Talking constantly about the death of Jett is so insensitive. Obviously there is no news today so you are reallly searching for something to talk about.

How about discussing when the media go to far and leave the family to morn on their own.
Pat
New Brunswick
Canada


amy neuls   January 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I am heartbroken that the media is going on this like gangbusters. We need too let the Travolta family grieve and not bumbard the broadcasts with this story. Talk about the middleeast.


Bonnie   January 5th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Larry, I'm disappointed with your coverage. John and Kelly just lost a child that they loved and adored. Can't you just say a simple 'sorry for your loss' and let them be. All of this speculation on what was said, what was done is terrible. If you are truley a friend to John you shouldn't allow your show to be used to spread what is basically gossip?


Apple   January 5th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Larry, what is the difference between Jett dying and the child of an Iraqi man and woman?

I like John Travolta a whole lot because I almost grew up on him. It breaks my heart to see the loving photos of him and his son being all over the media like this.

The media need to leave the family alone to grieve in private.

If the photos affects me this way, can you imagine how John feels when he sees these live looking photos knowing that his son is really gone? I can only imagine.

Please you all, stop making a circus out of this and leave the man alone to cry, wallow and do what he has to to come to terms and get closure.


rc frangella   January 5th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

WAS JETT ON SEIZURE MEDICATION TO CONTROL HIS CONDITION?
WERE BLOOD TESTS DONE TO CONFIRM OR DENY THE PRESENCE OF SUCH MEDICATION?
DOES SCIENTOLOGY PREVENT THIS USE OF THIS MEDICATION?
IF THE TRAVOLTAS DID NOT HAVE JETT ON MEDICATION, IS THAT NEGLECT?


Enas   January 5th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

The Travoltas have suffered a huge loss and I cannot start to imagine how hard it would be to lose a child! Our thoughts and prayers go out to them. Please take a moment to remember all the innocent children who have lost their lives in the attacks on Gaza. Thank you:)


Ann   January 5th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

SUDEP has been reported in patients with epilepsy since the late 1800s and may account for 8-17% of deaths in this population. SUDEP is defined as sudden, unexpected, nontraumatic, nondrowning death in an individual with epilepsy, witnessed or unwitnessed, in which postmortem examination does not reveal an anatomical or toxicological cause for the death.

In an attempt to standardize the definition of this phenomenon, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Burroughs-Wellcome developed the following criteria for SUDEP in 1993. These criteria are now used in most SUDEP studies and are as follows:

* The patient has epilepsy, which is defined as recurrent unprovoked seizures.
* The patient died unexpectedly while in a reasonable state of health.
* The death occurred suddenly (ie, within minutes).
* The death occurred during normal and benign circumstances.
* An obvious medical cause of death could not be determined at autopsy.
* The death was not the direct result of a seizure or status epilepticus.

Notably, evidence of a recent seizure does not exclude the diagnosis of SUDEP as long as death did not occur during the seizure.


BC   January 5th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Studies show about 50% of people on the autism spectrum" have seizures. Parents of kids who are addressing these issues continually are especially heartbroken over the death of Jett. My two son's with developmental delays and autism apectrum diagnoses were also tested for seizure disoreders and put on medication and monitored continously by doctors their entire lives. This family had the means to care for their child, although this care is constant and very difficult as I know. This tragedy should be fully investigated to save other children's lives. Autism and other developmental delays come with undetected seizure disorders more times than not! My hope is doctors, scientist and parents will continue to learn and protect and help kids reach their potentials. There is so much help out there.


Tina Reyes   January 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Our hearts and prayers go out to the travolta family. God bless you all.


Kristin   January 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Stop this story! Let them grieve privately!


Nicki   January 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

The clips that you have shown with Jett Travolta strongly indicate he suffered from autism. His hand is being held by caregivers, he rocks back and forth, makes unusual hand movements and has the blank gaze so frequently seen in children with autism. His seizure condition is not uncommon with autism, especially the severe. I am the mother of a severely impacted son and as most of us in this hellish world of autism, we can spot another child with autism quite easily. My heart goes out to this family for not being able to share their grief with such a strong advocacy community.


Cynthia Scurry   January 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I think this is a terrible tragedy. It is disrespectful to air this show now speculating about the cause of death and condition of the body, etc.

I believe you should have more respect for the family and their feelings. Leave them alone please. We don't need to know about their diagnosis in order to make a story.

Sincerely,
Cynthia Scurry


diane stinziani   January 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I almost lost my beautiful 15 year old daughter due to a brain injury in a car accident in 1994. She was in a coma when I brought her home from the hospital 6 months later. She has had seizures, several shunts put in, numerous surgeries. At this point, she does not speak and has some other deficits. However, I don't know what I would do if I lost her. I can't stop thinking of the Travolta's and feel so bad for them. It gives me more reasons to worry about my daughter.
Again, I am so sorry and offer my deepest sympathies to the Travolta's.


Carol-Ann Wodehouse   January 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Larry:
My deepest condolences go out to John, Kelly and their family. You should just leave this tragedy in the hearts of the Travolta's. We lost our son 6 years ago to a drunk driver, and John and Kelly have a very long long road ahead of them. The sadness will never go away and they will never be the same again. My heart is broken for them. I am so sorry for their loss, I feel so helpless that I could not help in any way

Carol-Ann Wodehouse
Edmonton Alberta Canada


Linda   January 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I am a little surprised at the level of conversation regarding the death of Jett Travolta. I have lost a child and I can honestly say that if my child and my family were being discussed in this manner, it would only add to my stress.

Losing a child is devestating and you never recover. I would like to suggest you limit your comments and have some respect for this family.


john naughton   January 5th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Wake up linda there is no GOD in the sky flying around! Just switched from Fox and still on this kids death. BORING!!! If i want anymore information I will pick up People magazine. So lame! Nobody cares about a rich kids death. WAR in Gaza news would be great. Ok back to Fox, bummer


Apple   January 5th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

What is the difference between the son of celeb children and those of Iraqis and othe rnationalities?

The media need to leave the family alone to grieve in private.

If the photos affects me this way, can you imagine how John feels when he sees these live looking photos, remember the love and warmth of that moment and knowing that his son is really gone?

Please you all, stop making a circus out of this and leave the man alone to cry, wallow and do what he has to to come to terms and get closure.


mary   January 5th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

please look at the clip of the son leaving the building with his father
this is a child with autism and it is sad that they wish to keep that a secret when they could have helped so many others
please post i am tired of you never posting


amy hammett   January 5th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

let the travolta grieve privately, larry king stop it now


David Ferretti - Northern California   January 5th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I , like everyone else around the World, was deeply saddened by the death of Jett Travolta. Now the rest of the World will come out to arm-chair quarterback the whole affair (an after-action report, if you will). The end result is that no matter what they find, that child is dead and that family will grieve forever. The end result stays the same – gone is the child who could have been anything. My prayers are with them in this most trying time.


FPC   January 5th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Best thoughts are with John and his family.

Listening to your show reminds me of the particular insensitivity the media has now developed and panders as normal care and concern. I have never imagine a more tasteless and macabre show. Larry you have sat face to face with John on a number of occasions. The conscience of the media is reflected in the face of the man who sits behind the chair.

Having just returned from vacation, perhaps I am now less sensitized to the harm this channel intentionally produces. It is now after this show officially blocked on my convertor. I hope many others follow suite. Perhaps John and his family, and other now victims of this kind of media, will get the respectful space they have earned.


Michelle   January 5th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Please leave this sad story alone! It is not news and SHOULD BE beneath the dignity of this show to intrude on the lives of the Travoltas. Why is Larry so interested in this?? WE ARE NOT.

I believe most people are sad for the Travoltas. Let them greive, PLEASE.


knute knudsen   January 5th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I just caught the last segment of Larry's interview with Mr. Travolta. As a Registered Nurse and a compassionate human being, am appalled at the reference to taking Mr. travolta's son's "remains" back to Ocala, Florida. What an insensitive, ignorant display of journalism. you should be ashamed. It is his "son" NOT remains.


Justin   January 5th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I'm really disappointed you're covering this, there are hundreds of people dying in Gaza right now. I'm switching to another news network, this is really a waste of time. Leave the Travoltas alone.


Teresa   January 5th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Is nothing sacred anymore. I am sick to death of the media sensationalizing the death of Jett Travolta. I have heard various people calling in asking why was he cremated and why wasn't he on another type of medication for seizures. It is a personal family decision regarding cremation or not. It is also their decision along with the doctor on what medication he was to be given. People need to get a life – it is simply none of their business as to why those decisions were made. Yes, the Travoltas were famous, but that does not mean they don't have a right to privacy and their own private time to grieve the loss of their son. Come on people, get on with living your own life, not someone elses.


Karen LeComte, MD   January 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

There is a phenomenon called Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Many people who die as a result of their seizures don't necessarily of trauma but of cardiac arrhythmias reportedly associated with epilepsy (I had a patient who would have a complex partial seizure without convulsion and about 30 sec into the seizure would have 5 second episodes of asystole (caught this on monitoring in the hospital) note, that his seizure came first.

The fact that he may have had a Kawasaki related cardiomyopathy may make him more at risk for this.

Hope this "balances" the information, as I am sure the public does not need to sit in judgement of these parents.

–Karen LeComte, MD
North Country Neurology


joyce Fabian   January 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I am watching your program about the death of John Travolta's son and felt compelled to write. I am originally from Ocala, Florida and have recently moved back here. John is a celebrity in town and is very well respected. At a recent Chritmas market on the downtown square, I was handed a book with John and his wife's picture on the front. It is entitled "The Way to Happiness, a Common Sense Guide to Better Living". It is a wonderful little book and I find it to be inspirational. I believe the Travolta's will find strength in their beliefs and pray for them during this difficult time. I lost my brother in my early 20s and can understand the loss of a sibling but this does not compare to the loss of a child. I wish I could help ease their grief.


Sandra Forlenza   January 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Our sincere condolences to the Travolta family.


Brenda   January 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

My sympathy to the Travolta family. This is a private matter and we as the public should respect their privacy during this difficult time. May God Bless and surround his arms around the Travolta family and strengthen them.


Andrew   January 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I'm very sorry for his loss and it was a terrible thing. My condolences to his family and their friends. They deserve some privacy in this matter and I'm sure they do no appreciate the recent loss of their son being front page national news. But there are children dying all around the world from starvation, terminal illness and so on and so forth every single day. It's unfortunate that so much media coverage is being used to cover this, what about our struggling economy, global warming, two wars that are going on in Afghanistan and Iraq, innocent people dying in both Israel and Gaza and plenty of more "important" issues that are actually relevant to us and effect us.


Debbie   January 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

My heartbreaks for the Travolta family. John and Kelly will never be the same but I believe they will recover, they have that beautiful little girl to care for and their love for her will bring them through this tragedy. They are in our hearts and our prayers.


Martine Dorion   January 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

A 16 yrs. old kid doesn't die from a seizure. Seizure will attack the brain that may leave him brain dead, but it doesn't kill, not at this age. Why were they so quick to cremate?? There is something fishy in this story! They shoud investigate more!!!


Laura   January 5th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

God Bless the Travolta family. May the memories and loving spirit of Jett sustain you at this most difficult time. I wish that there were words that could be offered that would take away your pain. The world is praying for you and weeping with you. Embrace and cherish the memories you have of your beautiful child and they will provide you the strength you need to carry on until your joyful reunion with Jett and the Lord. Jett will be waiting at the gates for you with the biggest hug imagineable.


populist pundit   January 5th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Heartfelt blessings for all the Travolta Family in this time of pain.

It would be better for all, if at times the press would simply leave famous families alone so they can grieve in peace.

ACTING IS A JOB. A WELL RECOGNIZED JOB.

JOHN IS A TALENTED MAN AND DESERVES SOME PEACE AND QUIET.

This is a time to leave him and his family in peace.


Kelli from Tampa   January 5th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

This is wrong. My father had epilepsy and died having a seizure. Doctors tried every medication on him known to man and nothing worked. I watched him fall through sliding glass doors having seizure. His tongue would often get lodged in the back of his thoat when he was having a seizure. He had many injuries throughout his lifetime having seizures. I have seen this doctor before on television, however, I do not think he is any expert in the world of seizures.


Charlotte   January 5th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

When I look at Jett's eyes in the photos, I see John......my sympathy goes out to two wonderful parents. I'm saddened by their loss.


Willie Ehrlich   January 5th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I understand the public wants to know about Jett Travolta and how the family is handling it but not to sound heartless, why is an entire show focusing on his death? It is a tragedy and it is PERSONAL. Does it really matter whether a seizure diagnosis is cause of death?!? He passed away and his family is going through such heartbreak and they certainly do not need to have the public scrutinize his death, his autopsy, or his cremation.

Larry, why don't you have people on your show to help us deal with the financial crisis, or have people talk about tolerance of religion or race. What about broadening our minds on global warming, wind and solar power. Why not bring up the topic of "clean coal". Isn't that an oxymoron?

You have many viewers and the American public need to be educated on so many levels, not on celebrity tragedy.


scott   January 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

why was the body cremated so quickly? Is that a scientology belief? Could we have learned anything about this disease to help other by studying the body further? Hmmmp.


larry glickman   January 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

SHAME on CNN and Larry King for exploiting a PRIVATE family matter!


Lori McCandlish   January 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

As a mother of a child with a seizure disorder, my heart especially goes out to the Travolta family. Seizures are unpredictable, and can be very difficult to control. Kids with epilepsy are often under a microscope because they are watched so closely. It is impossible to keep you eye on a child 24/7, especially when they become the age where they need their privacy. It is a difficult situation. I am often hovering over my child constantly making sure she is o.k. when showering. This is the worst nightmare imaginable for a parent with a child with epilepsy.

There is a phenomenon called SUDEP. Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy

SUDEP-
is defined as a "uncommon and non-traumatic death that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly in patient with epilepsy who was otherwise previously healthy".

The incidence of SUDEP stands at approximately 1 in 1000 people with epilepsy per year which is at least 10 times of the sudden death rate found in the general population.


Linda Mullen   January 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

John Travolta is one of those rare Hollywood stars who seems so approachable, so familiar...just a regular guy...my condolences to him and his family..


non-celebirty parent   January 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Is Larry going to have a non-celebirty parent on tomorrows show that just lost their child. It's an insult to the parents of autisic children who tend to their kids everyday and then your show wastes all this time on parents who ignore a real mental illness. We will never know what actions his parents really took when they found him. A child dies, ok more on unless every show will be dedicated to those other parents who lose the children everyday. Just because it's "john's" kid does not make him anymore special then the other kids that die every day at childrens hospitals.


john naughton   January 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

LARRY, NEWSFLASH... NO ONE CARES!!!!!!


M. H. Jones   January 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Losing a child is the most diificult ordeal a parent will ever endure, and the pain is unimaginable. Unfortunately, I know this from experience. Initially you wake up in the morning thinking "please God let this not be true." The recovery never occurs. It's something you learn to live with, but the pain and sorrow remain. The Travolta family needs to be given the time and space to grieve without the microscope they are under right now. They will find comfort in friends and family. I wish them love and peace during this time.


Jill   January 5th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

John Travolta, his wife and their daughter deserve the respect of all, as they mourn the greatest loss known-the loss of a child! John Travolta is well known to be a dedicated father and husband, a man with a beautiful and very giving heart. I believe the media storm and questioning surrounding the tragic death of his child is shameful. He should be allowed to grieve privately, and his son's life and death should remain dignified no matter the cause/manner by which his life was cut so shockingly and tragically short.


Kelli from Tampa   January 5th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Thanks Dr. Karen!


Judy   January 5th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Larry it is SO SO wrong that your questions and discussions seem to attempt to put doubt on how John Travolta's son passed. You seem to insinuate that because John may have not given his son his medication. Nancy Grace would have done as you are. Put yourself in John's place. Stop questioning and leave them alone. The loss of any family member is horrible. Let him grieve.


marsha hunt   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Hello Larry, It is so sad for this family. John Travolta and Kelly Preston have always given their very best to America and the world. I would hope that during this dreadful time in their life, that the media would remember who the Travolta's are and show the family the respect that they have always shown us. Thanks, Marsha , Oregon


Amy   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Travolta family. I am the parent of a 16 year old beautiful daughter and I can only imagine the hurt and pain they are suffering at this time. I wish the media would leave them alone and let them have their time to grieve. Again, my thoughts and prayers go out to John and Kelly.


Toni Toney   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

As a parent I can't even imagine what the Travolta's are going through with the loss of their son, Jett. My heart goes out to the entire family as they grieve their loss.


Deborah M. Burry   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Travolta 7 Family:

I wish to send along my sympathies to you are your families at this time. I am very sad to hear what has happened. I cannot put myself in your situation and tell you I know how you feel because I don't. I cannot imagine what you are going thru. You and your family have said it best, that you will cherish the time you had with him. Just know that in your hearts that he is with you and always will be. May God Bless You All!!!!!

You are in my prayers and my thoughts in the next coming weeks.

Yours Truly
Deborah M. Burry
Toronto, Ontario Canada


Andre R. Newcomb   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Pretty fast autopsy. Was there an autopsy? Perhaps in the world of money, entertainment and influence there are challenges of timelines in getting to someone or something. Anna Nicole and her boy kind of got brushed over also. Or perhaps the mouth-to-mouth that supposedly occurred happened by a ramp on the tarmac and some crowd of 'righteousness' is promising to deliver fish to an Italian? There are those elements in this world of people who are afraid of death and insist that hurting women is the only way (heterosexual). I get so tired of hate.


blanca   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family. I have a 17 year old daughter who suffer from seizure since the age of 7 months old and is also on medication Depakote and Topamax I can't imagine going thru something like this, you can't never replace a child but you need to stay strong. My heart goes out to the Travolta's Family.

Blanca Jimenez
Davie, Fl.


Sandra Williams   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Larry, why are you going on and on about the autopsy? There is no hint of homicide, so let it go. The reason the Travoltas don't want the limelight on poor Jett is because he is developmentally disabled. It is obvious from the pictures and the video. They were blessed to have him for so long.

They are entitled to their private grief. Let them do it in peace.


Ranelle   January 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I've been a hug fan of John Travolta since his first gig. He's such a good person, a good father, good actor, good husband. Why does bad things happen to good people? I've been keeping up with this story since I first heard about it and it makes me cry. All my thoughts, condolences, and prayers goes to Kelly, Ella, and John. It's a sad thing that their son lost his life at a young age. I hope God is watching over them and help them grief and heal through this really bad time, the worst days in their lives. I know all of the fans, friends, their family and fellow celebrities will definitely give them the support that they need to also help them. They're such great people. May God bless Jett's soul and let him rest in peace. He's in a happier place. God and Jesus are there taking care of him. John Travolta said in a previous Larry King interview that both of his parents, former girlfriend and a manager died. I know that he's with them and they're taking care of him. Once again. John and Kelly if you're read this I'm huge fans of both. You're great actors and you seem great people... . My thoughts and prayers are with you. I sent my condolences! May God Bless you all!


Anne Lapointe   January 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

The Travolta's have suffered the worst loss imaginable to parents. We should be extending our sympathies to them and not trying to sensationalize this tradegy. Their son had a cronic illness and died as a result of that illness. Why can't we show the Travolta's the respect they deserve and not speculate as to why the cremation was done or question the validity of the autopsy. Let them mourn in peace.


Rachel   January 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Come on Larry! I am disturbed by the questions Dr. Cyil Wecht is acting amazingly irresponsible by trying to contradict the autopsy report.
Basically he is trying to make his fellow medical colleagues are not smart enough. I wonder if he is looking for his 10 mins. of fame......Shame!

The Travolta family has been private for the longest time and the media is hungry for some dirt. Let the family grieve and send off their son in peace. It is painful to loose a child......why can't people see that!

Rachel, California


ShawnOBrien   January 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

This is how mainstream media gets a bad name! Inform the world, give your condolences and move onto another story. Let the Travolta's grieve the loss of their son. Mr and Mrs Travolta, my condolence's.


Michael Garahan   January 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I was fortunate enough to meet Jett and John while trying out to be his Private Chef at their home in Ocala in 2005. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I can not imagine what it would be like to lose your son.


Kathy   January 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Larry King,
I just watched your commentary on the death of Jett Travolta and you've lost me permanently as a viewer.
Who are you to speculate as to cause of this child's death???
We're not talking about the child of some mental patient. To the best we know, and to the best we should assume, he was the child of educated, succesful, caring parents. How dare you sensationalize this tragedy. God forbid something as unfortunate and tragic should happen to one of your children!!!!!! Would you be exemp from the kind of speculation and giggles that you're promoting?
I believe that the media has become the bane of our existence and tonight you became the leader of that pack!
Back off guy! Don't become the leader of the crap that's destroying our society.


Jill   January 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

My heart goes out to the family. I hope they will research Scientology and see that it kills. They only go to scientology doctors and don't believe in medicine. Go see the site of all the people that have lost their life savings and died at the hands of scientologists. I hope Larry King will have these families on. Scientology is godless and they don't believe in Jesus Christ or salvation. It is a cult. It's very odd that the child was cremated and evidence was destroyed. I pray that they will see through this cult and get saved in the process. I doubt this will be posted due to the mainstream media being for all these wacky religions-anything but Jesus. Hopefully, the Travolta's will see the light.


Joelle   January 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

i would like to address the people who are blaming the travoltas for not giving thier son seizure medication.i have had epilepsy my entire life and unless you take seizure meds you have no idea how horrible the side effects of some meds can be.some meds can be so aweful you dont want to get out of bed.i dont blame them for not giving their son certain drugs.my own child wan recently diagnosed with epilepsy and i have tried 4 different meds for him before i found one that worked.no one knows how many different meds the travoltas had put Jett on.to lay blame on them for his death in anyway is the most cruel form of ignorance.do not assume u know the unknown.when your child is sick you do anything you can to protect them.i have no doubt that they did everything they could to make sure jett was as healthy as possible.my love and spirit is with them


Sofia Evans   January 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Why did the Nannies leave Jett unchecked for so many hours? The reports say Jett went into the bathroom on Thursday night & his body wasn't found until late Friday morning! If the Nannies had watched him, as they were hired to do, they might have saved him as soon as he had the seizure!

Why isn't the true cause of death important to John & Kelly?

Rumors say Jett was taken off of all seizure meds due to the Scientology teachings. If so, the church should be held accountable for his death!


Joseph   January 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I was watching larry king on the death of travolta's son. I am appaled to hear him asking things like " where are the ashes" and so on, please, what business is it of yours, your covering this as if the world needs to know the things your asking, you have gone to far, you heartless people.


Pam Morrison   January 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Transporting a body over state lines or from country to country requires permits which can take many days or even weeks.
Perhaps the Travoltas wanted to bring this to closure as soon as
possible which cremation allows.


Regina   January 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

My 16 yr old son was killed in an auto accident. He was also had battled childhood leukemia. His autopsy took 6 weeks to get back with the detailed summaries. His death certificate came back sooner but with a less specific cause of death. Additionally, last december, my 26 yr. old godson/ nephew died of acute liver failure. His autopsy took 6 weeks also. They held back his death certificate until they had thoroughly checked all toxicology and specemins. He, like Jett Travolta, had a seizure disorder. The autopsy had a lot of written detail and the toxicology report, the same as my son's took six weeks to be returned. After having lived through the loss of a child and the loss of my nephew/godson who was a surrogate brother to my other living son, I can say confidentally, that it is extremely premature to have a full autopsy report and the statement of seizure as a cause of death also seems early. I would like to extend my profound sympathy to the family in their time of loss. I know all too well how difficult this time is for those close to Jett Travolta and I hope they will receive the love and support they so deeply need during this time of great sadness.


Jeanne   January 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

As a mother who lost her 21 year old son two years ago in a motorcycle accident, I am sorry that their family tragedy has to be discussed on tv.

Anyone who has not experienced losing a child has no clue the agony that the Travolta's are going through right now.

Dr. Cyril needs to back off, and shut up. Every word he says cuts like a knife. The Travolta's need their privacy and left to grieve privately.


Shalbhadra Bafna MD   January 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I think along with the cause as stated death due to seizure disorder, this should also be mentioned that - death is beacuse of brain injury ( damage- brain death) secondary to seizure alone or there was respiratory arrest or/and cardiac standstill also contributing to the death or these follwed brain damage.


Bill   January 5th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I am sorry for their loss. However, the cult of Scientology is to blame for this. This could have easily been prevented if the Travolta's weren't brainwashed into this joke of a religion. Poor kid, he would have had a better life if he wasn't born into Scientology parents. Scientologists believe in taking vitamins for all diseases, including diabetes, which everyone knows, you couldn't possibly live without medication. I see it as child abuse, not to provide your child with anything that will help them live a normal life, including medication to keep them alive regardless of the religion. I sure if someone were to ask Jet if he wanted to live and take medication or die without medication, he probably would have taken LIFE.


Jeannie   January 5th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

The Travolta family will never get over the loss of their son, but with support they will get through it. I hope that the news media will allow the family time to grieve this horrendous loss in private. I pray God gives them strength.


Suzanne Chenoweth   January 5th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

My heart goes out to John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Ella and their family. My heart is breaking for them. I can not imagine experiencing such a devastating loss. Although I do not know the Travoltas, I so admire John and Kelly and their love of family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. With the love of God, their family and friends, I hope they will find comfort and peace.


Toni   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

The media needs to drop this story. Losing a child is a horrible experience – the media should not be speculating on what the familyt should or shouldn't be doing. LEAVE THEM ALONE. The fact that they are public figures because of their chosen profession does not make them fair game for the media. What gives you the right to intrude during this most difficult time for the Travoltas.


joe steve   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

may god be with the travoltas. i dont think the kid should be creamated because if they do the kid will just be vanished.


Carole Humphreys   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I am profoundly sad that you would do more than a mention of this "story, with perhaps your condolences."

Perhaps some people are fascinated by the death of a young man who's father and mother are actors, as for the rest of us, this is TRULY A FAMILY MATTER and unless there is some real evidence that this was a murder then I truly believe that you have to take responsibility and take us with you when you chose instead higher ground.

My deepest sympathy to the Travolta family.


Sandra Robertson, Ga.   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

The photos I have seen show a loving family, Jett, Ella, Kelly and John.
Pointless speculations and "what ifs" are not necessary ever in the face of death. The Travoltas will hold this child close to their heart until the day they die. May God give them strength and comfort in remembrance of their loving son and brother.


Mary Koenig   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Why is no one talking about Jett Travolta's autism? His parents have refused to admitt that he was deveopmentally challanged – how strange!


Tanya Ryno, New Jersey   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

What the hell is going on with the public (and the media)? This is simply a story of two parents who lost a child. Devastating to say the least. The rest is none of our business.


marie copeletti   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

mr. king what buiness is it of yours and the public to know every detail of this boys death... i am watching you show right now and it sounds like your trying to get people to stir up trouble.. your trying to make people think there is foul play here.. shame on you .. i am turning your show off and i will not watch it again.. what a shame ... this is a family in grief and they are good people whay are you and this dr wecht trying to plant in people mines that foul play is here .. i have watch this doctor before on other shows and he is always try to make thing appear like something is wrong in what ever the case is.. i dont like hime and i now will not watch your show.. john and kelly are good people and you are trying to turns their heartache into something it isn't... shame shame on you


josie   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

John Travolta has been my all time favorite celebrity. Every interview he has done, he comes across to me the ordinary public like he really is speaking to you. He is a man who loves his family & also loves life. Thats the way he comes across. My prayers are with he & kelly & daughter. I hope that his faith is as strong as the parts he has played in movies. He will need it , to get him thru this awful tragedy. God bless
josie


nikita rochelle johnson   January 5th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

losing  love ones is truly a devastating situation, so learning to hear and feel john travoltas tremendous pain is hitting home for me.I  have not lost a child yet losing my younger brother when i was 13 years old and he like john's son Jett , my  was too young he was 6, I truly can sympothize and feel  the feeling of pure lost and heartbreak. My prayers  are always in my heart  john and kelly and never  have I felt such a strong desire to want to reach out to you two and tell you although I seems like eternity before you can sincerly let go and one day heal but from one kindred soul to the next you too will survive survive for Jett and your beautiful daughter and lovely wife john please be strong and never let go of those loving memories and take your time to recover one day you will wake up and see the shine of your son in a song,  the  sound of raining hitting the window pane and hear, his voice in a beautiful  bird. this all was not in vain Jett is looking at you all and he needs you too celebrate his being and remember you will be in your child's life WE love you john hold on to your love ones You all need each other never let go , pray for peace Of mind and the knowledge you were the best thing that happen for your son and he too will forever love you take care and my prayers are forever with you, One thing I experience in my lost was that it became easier and you'll get through it I just feel it , and i know it.


Phil   January 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I feel very sorry for the Travolta family. I have epilepsy and have had many seizures. It should be known that you can die from a seizure (SUDEP). My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family.


Christine   January 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

The extensive comments on decision for cremation and validity if the autopsy diagnosis are so inappropriate. Larry King shows no respect for the grief of the family. He needs to move to a tabloid. This approach is a shame for CNN and his guests.


Dr. Joseph Cohen, Forensic Pathologist   January 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I strongly agree with Dr. Wecht's assessment. The diagnosis of seizure as a valid cause of death statement requires the exclusion of other common reasonable contributors to death, ones that are unable to be seen by the naked eye at the time of autopsy. The additional tests are considered standard of care in the workup for seizure disorder.

Dr. Joseph Cohen


Heartless Larry   January 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

LARRY....YOU ARE A SHAMELESS OLD MAN...PERIOD. YOU HAVE A HEART OF METAL. YOU JUST CARE ABOUT MONEY!!!


dee b.   January 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Funny how everyone has already forgotten one of Ttravolta's visit to Larry King. He then stated his son was already cured of Kawaski disease by asprins, etc. My opinion, it was autisim. Compared to pictures of others w/autism, Jett has the same facial features etc. as other kids w/autism.
If Jett took asprin as stated by Travolta to cure Kawaski disease, it would be easy for Jett to contract autism as professional state that asprin causes autisim among other reasons.
( i beleive travolta said it was 5 years ago Jett was cured, but I dont know the date of the appearance of him on Larry King) Why woul Travolta want autism known since it is against scientology beliefs. Of course he woouldnt. I am surprised as theyy said doctors were consulted etc... Surprise as scientology would NOT allow doctors when Lisa Mcpherson died years ago in Clearwater Florida. She was kept away from ANY medical advice though her parents begged for medical help etc.


Marjorie Yinger   January 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Dear Travoltas:

I can't imagine what it is like to go through this kind of tragedy and to have it made so public by the media. Please know, that this loss is receiving so much attention because the public admires your family immensely. We want to support you, grieve with you, and let you know that there are literally millions of people sending you love and support.

With great support,
Marjorie Yinger


sage218   January 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I am very sorry for the Travolta family, I know that they suffered an unspeakable loss and loved their son deeply. I do also know though that in this case the autopsy was done in a way to satisfy the family more than to really determine the cause of death. When you are dealing with celebrities and others who are extremely wealthy, nothing is quite normal and I believe that is especially the case in resort towns where catering to the rich and famous is their main livelihood.


Laurel Thomas   January 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Only when you have lost a child does one understand the pain that the family is experiencing. My prayers are with the family.


John - Florida   January 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I feel for the young man who lost his life due to the stupidity of his parents, I feel his parents are guilty of this young mans death. How dare his mother put scientology (which is a cult) before the life of her own flesh and blood. WHY would you cremate a body without having a proper autopsy is an outrageous act. The parents will one day be held accountable. I feel for their daughter and pray for her safety. I feel the parents should be held liable and was wondering why it took so long to find the body.


Lisa Foster   January 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

john liked to fly with jett...maybe john would like to spred jetts ashes
through out the sky when he flys again just him and jett.i think it was an accident..they just need to leave it alone and leave them alone..


Wade Glasscock   January 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

The Travoltas are at the lowest points in their lives and even though they are celebrities,this coverage is wrong Larry ,frankly I am ashamed of cnn and any other media outlet that is not respecting the that family in this terrible time in their lives.Our hearts are hurting for you Kelly & John

Angie & Wade


Angel Serio   January 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Condolences to the Travolta family, please remember their daughter, as they still have their daughter to continue their family life with as they mentioned that John and Kelly will never be the same without their son, Jett.


Coleen   January 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I think that we should just be praying for the Travoltas right now and stop worrying about what the autopsy showed and how thhe kid died. He suffered from seizures and that's enough instead of people making much ado about nothing.


terry fleischman   January 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Yes, I think it is disgusting that the media is making this a headline story. This is a private matter no matter if the parents are famous or not. Let them grieve. I don't think it is anyone's business how the family is handling this. They are heartbroken and they should have their moment of privacy until and if they are ever ready to discuss this. Let it go it should not be in a public forum there are many more matters that can be discussed regarding world matters.

Terry Fleischman
Palm Coast, Florida


Brice Kirk   January 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Larry,

This show should not step so low and become an Entertainment Tonight Show. Let the Travolta's grieve in peace. Please do not turn this into an Anna Nicole show all over again.

Brice Kirk
Santa Barbara


Uche   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I share the pain of the Travolta family. What is it with the Bahamas and the death of celebrities and their kids?


Doreen Coady   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I am currently in a rehabilitation centre with my 17 year old son, who was paralyzed in a snowboarding accident last February. As our family deals with our new life and our son now being a quadripalegic I am awakened by the saddness felt by the Travolta family. Given our yet unfortunate circumstances, I am reminded that many families would give everything to be in our shoes. I am thankful for our reality.


Woody Smith   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Larry
It is unfortunate that you are sensationalizing this tragic event.
Please just report and stop prying.
May God bless the Travolta family.
Their loss is beyond our knowledge.
Woody Smith


Ranelle   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

after I posted my comment a few minutes ago. I went through and read some other comments. I just thought alot of people are rude. Why is this Tragedy different from Heath Ledgers' death, Anna Nicole Smith's or her son's death, John Ritters, or some other celebrity death? They're not different! Larry is covering the Travolta tragedy the same as the others!


Tari Torch Sweeney - Shaker Heights, OH   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I just do not understand why we need to hear the blow-by-blow stories about John & Kelly Travolta and the loss of their son. It is a tragedy. No one should suffer under this. And the media should leave them alone. This whole "controversy" thing is a crock. If there is a problem, the authorities will discover it. But, while this family is trying to cope with this, to be subjected to all these implications: scientology beliefs, autism, etc. It is just not important. What is important are/is the family's right to privacy. Leave them alone.


Andrea   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I must say, I find the show astoundingly reprehensible tonight. The speculations, the searching for supposedly unanswered questions in the tragic death of this young boy is stone cold! The tone of the whole thing just leaves a bad taste in the mouth of everyone listening I'm sure.
The doctor keeps protesting that he's not questioning the validity of the autopsy and yet his questions are loud and clear.
Larry can you at least please let the Travolta family grieve before all this so-called contraversy? I'm constantly amazed at the media...

Andrea


Joe Michaels   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

There has been no direct connection made between Kawasaki sydrome and Carpet cleaning. To keep reporting this is only damaging to a cleaning industry that occurs in millions of homes every day with zero illness. Please report this accurately.


elham   January 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I really feel sorry for the Travolta family. It is very painful, and I believe the media should leave them alone.


Catherine in Toronto   January 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

My husband and I enjoy LKL and watch regularly but why do this show about John Travolta's son? Everything about it seems intrusive and disrespectful. No one is alleging that he died of anything other than natural causes so what is the story? It's a sad, personal tragedy that should just be left alone. Having doctors speculate about the cause of death in a case like this seems incredibly unseemly. I think this show diminishes Larry King and his show generally,


Sheryl   January 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Why don't you all let Jett travolta rest in peace.

Larry instead of calling Jett the boy call him his name..jett
what does it matter if he was austic or not? he was a child to parents that love,still, very much.

Let the family grieve in peace!1


Patsy Schwochow   January 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

My mother in law recently passed away in Colorado. We wanted to bury her in South Dakota, but, to transport her body from one state to another would have taken weeks, as there would have had to be tests done to make sure her body did not have any diseases. I'm thinking that is why the Travolta's cremated their son's body so soon. Once the body is cremated, you can do whatever you want to do with the remains.


jennifer   January 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

scientologists.....autism......lets be reminded about the main idea of this...the couple has lost their son and their lives will never be the same....may god bless them and i really feel bad for elle their daughter because it is really hard to lose a sibling too.


Laura   January 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta family and friends. I wish the media would just send out their condolences to the family and leave them alone, stop talking about it, speculating ... this is such a private and painful matter ..of course the public want to know what's going on, but who cares what we want, it's none of our business ... stop worrying about getting viewers and selling more papers, please, for the love of God, leave these poor families alone.


Audrey   January 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta Family, Please accept my fond condolences.......As a person that deals with a loved one that has seizure disorder, I know how difficult this must be to accept.............Everytime Kylie, our 5yr. old grandaughter, has a seizure........we just never know..........we have almost lost Kylie several times to seizures.............People don't realize how seizures not only affect the child/person, but the caregivers/family members also. It's like a piece of you dies with them, everytime they have to endure that horrific brain/body disturbance.........you do EVERYTHING in your power to prevent and treat the disorder, but sometimes...........all you are left with is the question..............WHY? More medical treatments need to be explored. God Bless you Jett and your family, may you finally have no pain.............


Rebecca Brown   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

The Travolta family must be devastated. One can only imagine the immense grief they are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May the Lord bless them and give them a feeling of Love throughout the days and months to come.


bonnie   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I remember a saying that helped me after losing a loved one and I would like to pass it on to the Travolta's. "Those we hold in our arms for a short time we will hold in our hearts forever." Stay strong.


Ian Whisper   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

What is this comment that the autopsy was " PREMATURE"? Is that to say if the autopsy is not performed in the US, it could not have been comprehensive? That is arrogant and ludicrous!!


Amy Huhn   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta family. No one should have to feel the pain of losing a child. My prayers go out to you at this time. What time you had with Jett will never fade and will be cherished forever.


Kathi Wiech   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

First of all, we all need to give these people some time to grieve with the family, second thing is I hope the media does not start with picking apart why was he alone, this should have been done,and ect...for goodness sake this beautiful boy is gone and thats all there is to it, the Travolta's only need our love and support during this difficult time, let the media be kind. As a grandmother of 5 I feel so sad for their loss, they obviously were a loving family and nobody better say a thing disrespectful about them, they are in pain, and will be for a long time to come, no questions about their parenting or scientology beliefs should be brought up. Jett was a beautiful loved son and that is obvious, he is with Jesus now,


Patty   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

In August I lost a son two weeks after his 18th birthday. I look at Jett and see my son. No parent is prepared to bury their son. I don't remember the first two weeks, I was in shock. My heart goes out to John and Kelly. I can see the love they have for their son. The hurt does not go away. We can only hope to learn to live with the pain.


zohair   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

We all love trovolta.
This is a tragedy. I share his sorrow.
Please all remember hundreds of kids who are being killed around the world from violence / genocide
kids dying from dehydration and famine
Pray for there parents as well
Share in there sorrow


Marian O'Donnell, Canada   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Regardless of beliefs, this family has lost a child and deserve respect and privacy.

This may be the first time I tune Larry King out. I really don't see the relevance of why he was creamated or what concern it is of anyone other than the immediate family.

How dare anyone ask where his remains are?

This isn't news, it's a family's nightmare!

God Bless the family and may time give them the ability to deal with this terrible, terrible loss. My heart goes out to them.


doedi tyrrell   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I have very sad for this family,
I have seizures for 35 years and it is very hard for a family to deal with this medical problem.
It is very hard to deal with a lost of a child, I hope John and Kelly will help those that have seizure thruogh the seizure foundation. My God be with them in there hour of need! God Bless you!


Nan   January 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

My sympathies to John, Kelly and Ella Travolta. It is really sad to see so many Media outlets such as TMZ, Extra, Entertainment tonight comment on this tragedy. This is not Entertainment, this a a private celebrity family crisis. Leave the Travolta family alone, stop "sensationalizing" this tragedy, stop digging for a cause & reason for this young man's death. Imagine if you were in their shoes, would you want the Media to be talking about this 24/7 and not allowing you to grieve in peace just like "normal people...give it a rest. And to comment to "Bill" if you were listening, Jett Travolta was on medication for his seizures and the medication was not presribed by "scientologist."


bill benkula   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Listening to your show tonight regarding John Travolta's tragic loss, one concern comes to mind. When there is no suspicious event surrounding their son's death, why in Gods name would an autopsy be necessary and why is knowing the exact cause of his death necessary or even important. It seems that our advances in science has taken the emotional elements out of loss and replaced it with the desire to make every death just an opportunity for us to use science to objectify the cause of death. Every death does not need an autopsy.


Patti   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

ANY WORD THAT KELLY HAS A SON WITH FIRST HUSBAND KEVIN GAGE AND THAT SON IS BEING RAISED IN KELLY'S HOME STATE OF HAWAII?


cindy diamond   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

My heart anf thoughts go out to John kelly, and Ella. My mother lost a child 10 years ago, so I can feel some of their pain. The media needs to back off and let them grieve like any normal family. I only hope that John and Kelly can pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and go on, if anything for the sake of Ella. John and Kelly i will keep you in my prayers. God speed to the family.


DJ   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

The loss of a famly member is tough no matter what religion or beliefs. Obviuslly they are a close and loving family no matter what ignorant people want to say about the controversey surrounding Jetts death,my deapest sorrow to the Travolta family.


Lisa Vrobles   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Nobody should ever know the pain of burying a child. My heart goes out to the Travolta family. All the money in the world cannot change this sad situation. That said, if Jett Travolta had autism and it was not treated due to scientology beliefs, that is just a crime.
It would be sad that the boy did not get the help he DESERVED.
This is something that his parents will have to live with.


Pam Sudsbear   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I wish to express my deepest sympathies and prayers to John, Kelly and the rest of their family. It angers me to see some of the press focusing on controversy, when these parents have lost a child. No parent should have to outlive their children! As a mother of two boys, aged 14 & 20, I can only imagine the pain they are suffering through, and hope I never have to. Please leave these parents to grieve their child.

Canada mourns with you both John & Kelly. ((Gentle Hugs))


Michael Della Torre   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I am a licensed funeral director in the state of New Jersey and find it appauling that this conversation is taking place regarding the autopsy of Jett Travolta. It is not the decision of the media to discuss the autopsy results publicly. I find you to be a very intelligent man and for you to go on tv and discuss these private matters are in very bad taste. It is the right of the Travolta family to share whatever information they wish to the public and not yours. I think you owe the Travolta family an apolgy.


Halie   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Who gives the public the right to ask for and demand information about a private family matter. Why does the public want to know the cause of death of Jett? It is a personal family matter that only concerns the family and I think people should stop talking about it becuase it does concern them! It is very frustrating to listen to many people discussing a tragedy that has already happened and there is no reason to discuss it. Yes, I send my condolences to the Travolta family too, but I have no right to constantly talk about what happened to their family and pick at the loss of their son.


Barbara   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I have been an educator for over twenty years. It looks as though Jett had Asperger's syndrome. I feel the family either does not want this publicized or they are in denial about their son's diagnosis.


J. J. Nance   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Please allow the Travolta's to mourn the death of their son privately. Does it really matter if Jett was autistic? Why is that a matter of discussion? This was a horrible personal tragedy. It will be hard enough for them to get through the grieving process without having to constantly see and hear all these "professional" opinions which matter not at this point in time.


Cheryl Mclair   January 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

This family has suffered a tragic loss. Must we question their decisions in regard to how they handle this??

Please, Please leave them in whatever peace they can find at this time.


gary in chicago   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I regularly watch CNN for political, social, financial and world news. I am disappointed at Larry's show this evening, covering what I consider to be a private Travolta family matter.


joe   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

If the Travoltas are so out of the LA/Hollywood scene and are described as just regular people, then why is the media so obsessed with this story? Why is the mayor of Ocala FL where they reside ,getting involved in the funeral arrangements and all? Why is this not treated as a private matter like all the thousands of deaths that occur every day without all this fanfare. This is just creepy...


Diane Dagenais Turbide   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

As a parent, our day to day actions and words always relates to how we impact the lives of our children because we want our children to have a good life, learn and remember from us the best of our values. I can not imagine the immense impact of such tragedy of losing your child beside having the feeling now of being powerless even as I am trying to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.

Diane Dagenais Turbide
Quebec, Canada


Chuck Weller   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

My God! You are relentless and lack any decency or respect for the Travolta family. I cannot believe the innocuous questions you ask and the trivial pursuit you are doing, thus being intrusive, disrespectful, and downright rude.

Reporting an event is one thing. What you are doing for two nights now shows your true colors: insensitive, self-agrandizing, chasing any and all of the least important, most sensationalizing leads you can dig up.

Do you have any sense of self respect and respect for a family who has lost a child? I think not!

You've lost it, Larry, and I will not forget what you are doing in self-service instead of public service. You say it is "tough story to do." It is your fault it is tough: you are working to sensationalize this for your own fame and fortune at the expense of the grieving family.

LEAVE THEM ALONE! NOW AND FOREVERMORE! Pledge to be respectful of your subject. If I were Travolta, I would boycott you and your show and tell all my friends and contacts in show business to do the same.

Obviously, I hate how you are handling what should be a "hands off" situation. Report it. Respect it. Stop trying to make it yours instead of theirs. Jerk!

Chuck Weller, Retired Middle School Principal, Parent, Grandparent


Susan Bonomo   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I AM NOT INTERESTED IN THE REASONS FOR THE DEATH OF JOHN TRAVOLTA'S AND KELLY PRESTON' S SON.

SIMPLY FOR THE REASON THAT IT IS "NONE OF MY BUSINESS"

WHY IS IT YOURS?

THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO MOURN IN PRIVATE.


Phil   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I feel very sorry for the Travolta family. I have epilepsy and have had many seizures in my life. Seizures really stink. It should be known that you can die from a seizure (SUDEP). My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family.


BC   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Seizures and autism go hand in hand, with studies showing 50% of people diagnosed on the spectrum having seizures. Jett's story is just proof that all children with developmental delays should see both neurologists and psychiatrists, and be given overnight EEGs to find out if they need medication. Thousands of children are now on live-saving and enhaning medication everyday that Jett likely was not taking. This story is very sad for all involved. I know other similar stories as well of unmedicated children with developmental delays that had life-threating seizures in pre-teen and teenage years. Hopefully, many people will learn from this story and this family will help other families in need with their voice, wealth, and power.


Tami Charuvi   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I think this is such a disgrace.Everyone complains about such little things such as the economy,but nothing can compare to the loss of a child.


Dr. Joseph Cohen, Forensic Pathologist   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Furthermore, the diagnosis of seizure disorder requires a good faith attempt to exclude common causes of death and causes of seizure disorder, prior to releasing "seizure" as a valid conclusion.


marlene tenuto   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

no matter how much money or fame a person has, nothing can replace the loss of a child. my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the travolta family. john and kelly's lives will never be the same.


Jennifer   January 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Please don't forget Jett's sister in all of this. I lost one of my brothers when I was very young and his death still has an impact on me today.


Cindy Baum   January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta Family. As a bereaved parent myself, I feel their pain and understand the grief journey they have just begun.

When you lose a child, you never get over it. With lots of hard work, you can get through it. We grieve not only for the child we lost, but we also grieve for the people we were. We are changed forever.

Grief does not go from point A to point B but rather like a roller coaster. Men and women grieve differently and are not always in the same place at the same time. It is an individual journey and as much as John may want to help carry Kelly's grief, he cannot nor came she carry John's grief.

There is no closure as many suggest. There is in time an acceptance of our new reality of the loss . There is no time line to grieve. Everyone is different. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.

I hope that the media will be sensitive to this grieving family. No one can truly understand what they are going though unless you have lost a child. This is an out of sequence death and the most difficult of all losses.

For me personally, the greatest help for my grief has been the support I have received from The Compassionate Friends, a self help support group for families grieving the loss of a child of any age.

Sincerely,
Cindy Baum
Miami, Florida


Mike Algemers   January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Deepak Chopra such a fraud! Claims he never gets sick – never! – not even a cold... yet there he is with his vision loss wearing glasses. A fraud like all the other charlatans


mary   January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

i am a mother who also lost my daughter to a seizure. she drowned in the shower. My heart goes out to kelly, john, and ella. Please do not criticize them for their religious beliefs, and allow them to grieve without media scrutiny on the cause of his death. allow them to cherish every moment they had with him. i was lucky to have 10 more years with my daughter than they had with their son. John and kelly, please do not allow this to destroy your marriage as it almost did ours. may God be with your family and Jett.


Brian   January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Should this really be on Larry King? I think not.


Marcy   January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I'd like to hear what Tom Cruise has to say once all the facts come out... In any event, this was a tragedy and my condolences to the Travolta family–I hope everything was done for this child while he was alive


Paul Logue   January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Larry,

It's embarrassing to see your program spend time on the Travolta tragedy. This is a very private event for them ..... let's give them some space .... Leave the gossip and hearsay to the entertainment programs.... Express your sorrow to the family and get away from it ….they don’t need all these family photos all over the TV screen right now ….. they will do this at the appropriate time …..It wouldn’t surprise me if John never appeared on your program again ….


Prof. H. James Birx   January 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I'd like to know how much time had passed between when Jett was seen entering the bathroom and when his body was found.


dan   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Larry, I believe it is the religion of scientology brought the death of Johns closest loved ones. This idea of "spirits" passing on from one person to another is evident in the death of those closest to him. What I encourage John and others to do is turn to Jesus Christ who offers "eternal life" and not a reincarnation of another life. At the rate were going, who wants to return to the world were living in.


Violet   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I understand the tragity of a death of a child, does it really reguire this much "air time"...how many other children died the same day..of cancer or other tragic illness...to people of less fortune than John. It apppears he had some "other condition" that John or the media did not speak about....
Larry there are other topic's of grave importance to the every day folks of this country at this time...the Travolta's are not every day folks...my prayers are with them....I'm not sure I need all the details/analysis!!!!


Gayle Leveling   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta family. I've grown up watching John grow into a wonderful family man. Jett was very lucky to have the love of both his parents. It sickens me that people want to blame his religion and caretakers. It is easy to see that they were passionate about their children and would never put them in harms way.

This is why they stay out of Hollywood and why they are still together, which is so rare of movie stars.

They have Jett as an angel to watch over them now and will get through this.

I will pray for them every day in the coming weeks and urge others to do so and not to judge them.

Gayle
Belleville, IL


Kelli from Tampa   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

How dare anyone be suspect of his death. This is hateful and ridiculous. It is EXTREMELY painful to watch someone you love have seizures...and now you are accusing the child's parents who must be in the greatest pain of their lives of not taking care of a son they loved so much? I really cannot believe it. Doctors tried every seizure medication they could for my father and he still had seizures and died having one.


Vickie   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

John & Kelly loved their son Jett very much period!! The pain of them losing a child is one of the most painful event anyone can go through, no matter what your beliefs are. This will be a very very hard experience that John & Kelly will have to go through. Leave their beliefs out of this & pray for their hearts to begin healing.


Lisa   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

My daughter was diagnosed with Kawasaki's disease when she was five years old and is now 1 month shy of 18 years old. My daughter had all of the severe symptoms associated with the disease and seizures was not one of them. However the disease is a test of faith in itself, your child literally looks like death. It is sad that the family experienced this disease and then later experienced losing their child. How tragic!!


non-celebirty parent   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

where's the dead cat story? Heck he was 13 years old.


Barbara Lallement   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

It is a shame that the Travolta family cannot greive privately.
Being a public figure like John and Kelly, they deserve this time to
greive. I wish everyone , except friends and family would leave them alone.
I am so sorry for their loss.


carol kesling   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

seems to be alot of HATEFUL veiwers on the blog tonite !!!!! maybe they should not BLOG !!!!! my heart & prayers go out to john, kelly, and ella ........ they are in deep mourning and deserve their privacey, they will plenty of time for questions & answers later !!!!! they have just lost a "dear" part of their family, a child !!!!!!!


Karen   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I am deeply disappointed in the public and the media and their intrusion in the Travolta's tragedy. They have lost their beloved son and it is unbelievable that the public and the media think they have a right to intrude and question the situation surrounding this tragedy or their personal religious beliefs. My heart goes out to them and hope they never have to hear these intrusive comments.


Rosemarie Baragaña   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Do we need to know if Jett was autistic or not? Does it make a diffenrce to any of the viewers. Will we respect the privacy of a mourning family!
Rosemarie
Key Biscayne FL


John Mayer   January 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I'm no defender of scientology (or any other religion, for that matter; they're all detached from reality). But I can't find any indication that Scientology forbids medical care for its adherents. Perhaps people are confusing it with Christian Science. Here is a scientology statement regarding their position on medical care:

"A Scientologist with a physical condition is always advised and supported to seek and obtain the needed examination and treatment of a qualified medical professional. Separately and once under medical treatment, a Scientologist then can address his illness or injury with Scientology counseling to handle any spiritual trauma or other factors connected with the physical condition which may have predisposed him to illness or injury."


david weisman   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Larry,

Why are you giving Travolta a pass on the matter of the autopsy being done with the least of technologies. Also, the fact that the Bahamas has a pattern of being the receiving nation of questionable celebrety deaths in the last decade. I feel terribly to hear about the deat of this young beautiful kid, but I cannot excuse the parents not being more proactive about finding out exactly what killed their loved one. I have a feeling that there is more here that we will never know. As a nation we the people should presure the Bahamas to tighten their investigations or oversight on unexpected deaths. The whole scientology thing is simply a weir so called "religion".


Jane Emmons   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

My thoughts and sadness goes to the Travola family. I lost a son 3 years ago and it makes no difference how the lost happens. It is the worst thing that any family will have to go through. Please let the family grieve without hurtful comments.


Linda   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

As a parent of a special needs son, my heart goes out to the Travolta family. My prayer is that they feel comfort in the memories of their son.
I know that he will remain in their hearts forever.


john naughton   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Classic what John said about Christianity verses his religion Scientology.. Religions what a shame!


Nancy Beckman Eason   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I know the Travolta family is heartbroken. My heart goes out to them.
When I did the research for my thesis about the consumption of high-iron infant products and occurrence of type 1 diabetes in children, one diabetic child's parent returned the survey and wrote that her son had been exposed to another child on the T-ball team who had Kawasaki's Disease. She said her son caught it and that's why her son was a diabetic. But, it seems no one really knows for sure how this illness starts.
Also, I talked to a parent who's son became autistic the same day he was given his immunizations when he was 2 years old. The mom watched his progression that day go from talking about a cookie he ate that morning to a non-verbal child that afternoon.
We read about formaldehyde in carpets...
It is a dangerous chemical world for our children.


Tim and Pat Westbrooks   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

We are very sorry to hear about the death of John and Kelly's son Jett. We have a daughter with the same problems as Jett had and we cherish every moment that we have with her as it could be our last also. We pray for the Travolta family that God will bless them and we know he will !!....... Tim, Pat and Stephi


Cathy McCarthy   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Hello Larry,

Do you have any information about when Jett had his last seizure? - a month ago? six? a number of years ago? And when did he stop taking medication?
Cathy McCarthy
North Andover, Mass.


Evy Bowman, Oregon   January 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta family.I am both shocked and saddened by their loss. It sometimes seems the world of the rich and famous is somehow protected from such a tragedy. We then realize the mortality we all share when something so sudden and unexpected happens.


Carla   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I am a hugh fan of both John Travolta and Kelly Preston. I just wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear about your lose. My prayers will be with you and your family. Truely I am sorry about Jett. All my love to TheTravolta Family.


Bonnie Lubet   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

My heart goes out to John, Kelly for the tragic loss of thier son. He was a beautiful child and obviously deeply loved and cherished. I hope the public gives them the space they will need and allow them privacy to grieve the loss of Jett.


Mary Vittoria, Montreal, Canada   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Hi Larry;

The travolta family is in my thoughts and prayers. Myself being the parent of a son who passed away at the age of seven with a seizure and absolutely nothing else have been in exactly the same shoes and know what horrifying experience they are going through and will have to live with the rest of their lives. To say that they did not get the best treatment for their son is absolutely crazy.


howard   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Mr. King,

I think you seem to be creating a story where one does not exists. It is common to issue a PAD, preliminary autopsy diagnosis. The final autopsy diagnosis would include the results of toxicology and microscopic findings etc.. Once all of the appropriate specimens have been taken, the body is released to the family to handle as they wish. If you carefully listen to your expert from Pittsburgh, I do not believe he is stating there is an issue... only he is appropriately noting that this is not a final diagnosis and he has no reason to doubt all appropriate specimens were not taken.


Larry O   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Call me crazy if you want but when i heard that John Travolta was obssest with cleaning his son's space it reminded me the movie he played as a "The bubble boy" is this a curse or what ? It all sounds too familiar when you think about Superman's curse


C.A.R.   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Why are you using a tremendous tragedy like the loss of a child to increase your ratings based on someones' religious persuasion? Whichever religion who provides peace to parents' who've lost a child is a solution, in a free country where all religions are accepted and tollerated, like Canada, this would not even make news, except to the dramatic loss of a child. This tragedy is not something that should be National News. This is the first time, it seems to me, that Larry King has become part of the tabloid press.


Jared   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Larry King is covering the story like he did with Health Ledgers, Anna Nicole and her son and other celebrities who recently past! There's alot of fans that idolize John and Kelly and who can relate to. I lost my best friend in a car accident, I lost my sister at birth, and i lost my brother from a heart transplant...during operation. To get through the bad times like losing someone...They need as much as support from everyone they can get! God Bless the Travolta family! God bless his son's soul and let him rest in peace! He's in a happier place!


Cathy   January 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Mr. and Mrs. Travolta, my heart breaks for you in this time of sorrow. Hold onto the lovely memories of your dear son. My prayers are with you


Suzanne   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

While I think it's important to learn about a certain diseases or illness, Kelly and John lost their son, and that beautiful little girl, her big brother....I certainly hope the media will not go overboard with sensationalism and respect their privacy. They will be forever marked by this tragic event, and my heart goes out to them. At the same time, I think you are only given what you can handle, and from everything I've seen, John and Kelly have a great love for each other, and their family, and will weather this terrible storm.


Dorte Christensen   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The world of a little 8 year old girl has just changed forever. She is not a celebrity, she is a little girl experiencing a trauma that will affect her life. She is a little sister who has lost her big brother, she has lost her mother and father as they were. Her parents will never be the same, and her family is inalterably changed. Please remember little Ella and think of how this will affect her when you write about her family.


Victoria   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I was wondering what type of seizures did Jett have? There are the tonic-clonic commonly called grandma seizures, complex-partial, partial, myoclonic, absence also known as blank stare, and that is only naming a few. Depending on what kind he may have had did they(his parents) ever consider other medicines other than what he was on, the Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS), ketogenic diet, or even brain surgery? I myself had the absence, complex partial, and tonic-clonic seizures for about 17 years and was on numerous medications but I "Thank God" that with his help and having 2 brain surgeries I have not had any seizures in over 2 years and I hope it continues that way. My thoughts and prayers though are with the Travolta's but God must have felt that Jett completed his mission on Earth and it was his time to become an angel.


Darla Wells   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Please leave the Travolta family alone. Let them grieve without cameras and speculations surrounding the sudden death of their angel. I cannot imagine how low the media is sinking to try to capitalize on a child's death.... Do you (meaning the media, not only Larry King) need ratings that much? Enough is enough!!!!


Andrea   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Larry,
IF your child was to die, would you want all this speculation and questions just days after??

This is so unconscionable.


Jan Williams   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Losing a child is a mind numbing grief so primal that it cannot be articulated in human language, even to yourself. Why should the agony of a public spotlight be shone on these poor parents? My son and his two little boys were murdered last year. Not only did I have to handle that tragedy, but was expected to do so in front of the entire world. It's disturbing. It's distressing. Let them be. When they are ready to talk about Jett, they will do so. This was a private tragedy, not a crime. Give them space to come to grips with their horrible loss.


Anne   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

These poor people are suffering beyond any words of description and in a way very few of us can ever imagine. Trying to dissect what happened to this 16 year old child in a public forum simply because his parents are famous just comes across the wrong way. How many parents lost a child this weekend unexpectedly? Their losses are not being examined in the public eye like this. I really think we need to let the family have their privacy and grieve in their own way.


Dr. Joseph Cohen, Forensic Pathologist   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The proper handling of the case would have been to release the cause of death as "pending further studies" as is done routinely in similar cases of death by apparent seizure disorder in a coroner/medical setting.


Diana   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Our community mourns with the Travolta family. They are a Wonderfully generous and gracious family. The people of Ocala are Proud to have them as members of our community . I pray that in the coming weeks and months , they will be able to take some comfort in knowing how much their community Loves and Cares for them. Our hearts are broken for them. Sincerely, Diana ..Ocala , Florida


Kathy   January 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

While Jett may have had autism or not, he did have a seizure disorder. Current research indicates that 40 % of individuals with autism do suffer from seizure disorder too. Perhaps raising awareness that seizure disorders are common and what precautions should be taken would be a way to move forward and learn from this tragedy.


delia   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

In as much John Travolta is a celebrity, I want to know the true facts a bout the death of his son. There is something fishy about the rush autopsy and cremation. We all know that everything in Bahamas can be bought . What was the reason for the rush? Are they trying to cover up their negligence?


Nancy Toney   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

My sympathy is with the Travolta Family at this time. We lost out daughter, Kelly, 10 years ago and we know the loss. The loss is never over but in time you do learn to live with the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Keep your friends close, they will help you through the rough times ahead.


Tessa Lall   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

To Preston Family Our thought are with you at this sad time .

His memories remains
His presence is still here
He is still with us in spirit
and know his in the hands of angles
They will take of him for you .

We love you all

Tessa Larry


Amy Minor   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

As a Mother of two boys who are very close with their Father, who adore them as well, there is nothing , no closer bond than that between a Mother and a child. My heart aches for Kelly, they will all be in my heart and in my prayers.


Lydia Fichera   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I know all too well the heartache of losing a child. My heart goes out to the Travolta family. They will remain in my thoughts and in my prayers long after these terrible days have past. May they find some measure of comfort in knowing how much the public cares and shares in their grief.


Angela   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

My condolences to the Travolta family. I hope they can take comfort in their good memories and celebrate his life. The family is suffering enough without having this exposure. All celebrities learn to deal with invasion of privacy, but this feels worse than other situations. Let Jett rest in peace. and let his family get through their grieving process in private. The facts of his autopsy and cremation should be the private matter of the family and not the fodder of the news media. God Bless Jett and those who will miss him.


Susie Howell   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Having lost a child at the age of 8 in a car accident, i can't explain the pain. I do know that everyone handles death differently and especially the death of a child. There is no right or wrong way. We just need to pray tonight that this family will find peace.


Julie Hancher   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

It is a tradegy about the death of any child. It is a worse tradegy to hear the denial of his parents of his true illness. I havean Autistic son and wish I had their resources to pay for treatment. ABA therapy cost $40,000-most states don't have laws in place to make insurance pay. Many children on the Autism spectrum have seizures. My son's sezuire medicine is paid all out of my pocket.
They should use their star status to raise awareness of Autism.


Phil   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I feel very sorry for the Travolta family. I have epilepsy and have had many seizures in my life. I couldn't imagine losing someone to a seizure. It should be known that you can die from a seizure (SUDEP). My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family.


Lorraine   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

My sincere condolences to the Travolta family. This tragedy is a parents nightmare. I can feel their pain , after losing a daughter and recently a son. As parents we never want to bury our children. This is an intimate time for the family and it is time to reflect on reflect on Jetts' life. My prayers are with the family.


Cheryl   January 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

No matter what one's religion is it is still heartbreaking to lose a child. I have an 18 year old son and can not imagine having him this long only to lose him. The cause of death has been given, so now everyone's curiosity has been satisfied. It is time to leave the Travolta family alone and let them grieve in private. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Judith Easley   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Has the Travolta family ever considered that it might have been possible that Jett's troubles began with his childhood innoculations which contained mercury?


Amy   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I am the mom of a developmentally disabled daughter. While I readily share her story with everyone I meet, not every family is as open as ours is...and that's ok. If you haven't been in this situation, its very easy to talk about what you would do. Bottom line is...if he had autism or not is nobody's business but his family's. Secondly, his parents were the ones entrusted with his care by God and their manner of care again is their business. Thirdly, if you are of the belief that God has a purpose for us all, it was simply Jett's time to go home to God, as hard as that is to understand. All of that said, my heart and prayers are with their family.


Barbara Penna   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

It is a heart ache that the Travolta's have lost this child as it would be for any parent. If in fact Jett had autism which he very well could have than it is a shame that John and his wife would keep this a secret.
John and his wife could have been such a huge voice for finding a cure for Autism. I don't know about the Kawasaki's syndrome but I do know that many people with Autism do have seizures.


Rachel Moyer   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Travolta family and friends on the loss of their most precious son. However, as a mother who lost her fifteen-year old son from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a basketball game, my son was thought to originally been diagmosed as a seizure. We soon learned that Greg had an enlarged heart that was never symptomatic or discovered through physicals.

I find it difficult to accept the cause of death as a "seizure."Seizures" are not the cause of deaths but may come as a result of many other
medical problems.

Thousands of kids die from SCA, many parents never know what takes their child from them because an autopsy is too late to make the discovery. No one knows how horrific the death of a child is unless they have walked in their shoes. May God give them strength.


karen medairy riesett   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My son, who is now also 16, had Kawasaki disease when he was four years old. My heart sank when I heard that the Travolta's son Jett passed away. This is such a tragic loss. I remember when their son came down with the disease and was so grateful to Kelly Preston for being so public about the disease and sharing the risks – such as the carpet cleaning and chemicals that are linked to the disease. I can relate to the anxiety associated with a child developing Kawasaki and can sympathize with what they went through with their son at that time. But his death is just unimaginable. My heart just breaks for the family. My deepest sympathy goes out to them.


Josette Norton   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I lost my 20 year daughter eight years ago this January 11th. She
died suddenly of neisseria meningitis. Families who have lost
their children are surrounded by family and friends for a good
bit of time so you are really numb and in shock for a very lomng
time. You don't even start processing the reality of it for many
years. It is still a very difficult time for us as the anniversary
of our daughter's death approaches. We have been
going to Jamaica for the past three years at Christmas
time to try to distract us from the very sad "hell-i-days". My
heart aches for the Travolta family.


Jane   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Is it necessary to bring up if Jett had autisim or not? what the heck does it matter if he did?
why even suggest this , when everyone knows how hurtful this accusation would be to the family
its ridiculous to even mention
This family is going through the worse pain in the world , lets just support them and grieve with them ,


vickie case   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My heart goes out to John and Kelly and it is unfair for people to judge them on religious believes. I believe they took the best care of Jett, and in no way contributed to his death. Losing a child is incredibly tragic let's support them and not judge them


Sarah   January 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family.


tana   January 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Our hearts go out to the Travolta family John and Kelly, no one can say how you feel, may God Bless you and your family. The media can't leave you alone, always have to put their 2 cents in, this is not the time to judge or add your idea of comments to what happened, just report the news and leave the family alone. Right now John and Kelly have another child to think of, they have to take care of each other, have plans to make family and friends are with them. Rest in Peace Jett Travolta, you are loved, you will be missed, my prayers to the Travolta family.


tina   January 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The sudden death of Jett Travolta is undoubtedly horrible and unimaginable grief for the Travolta's their 16 year old young son has died... our prayers are with him and our hearts go out to the family ....... ...give them their privacy.....during this very private and painful time. ENOUGH about their belief, kawaski syndrome, Autism. It is not our business.


Penny   January 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Tonight, I am so grateful for the fact that, although I am unemployed, my three kids are alive, well and healthy. I cannot imagine what it would be like if something happened to any of them. To John, Kelly and Ella: my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very painful time.

One thing I am angry about is the open media speculation into the manner of Jett's untimely death. This issue belongs within the Travolta family and the dissemination of the information should be totally at their discretion. It is simply a private matter and we should all afford them this time of private grieving for John and Kelly and Ella.


Linda(Austin,Tx)   January 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My brother died on Christmas morning 2004 at age 35 of epilepsy. The local M.E. explained that according to the toxicology report he had an insufficient dosage of medicine. The way it was explained to me was that there is no cure for epilepsy, only medicines that prevent frequency and severity to prevent the heart or body from the electrical shocks given out by the brain. In other words that my brother's death was preventable, because my mother and brother had been cutting his pills in half to stretch out his medicine since he nor she had money or insurance. I don't know if the Travolta's deliberately with their beliefs in medicine ,chose not to medicate at the time of their son's death, but I know that had I known my brother needed his medicine to live, I would've bought his medicine.


gloria   January 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Everyone including you Mr. King, with the exception of exprssing condolences, should leave the Travolta's alone and in privacy .... and to discuss their religion at the time of their son's death ... if Scientology is of such interest to you run a full program on the religion excluding the names of any celebrities who may practice it


Diana   January 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Does the church of scientology condone the use of anti-seizure medications? I think it would be important to share what influence, if any, the church of scientologies beliefs may have had on Jett's medical treatment.


doedi tyrrell   January 5th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

each time you have a seizure you lose brain cells and this is hard on your body.I don't know the medical problems Jett did have but his seizures could have been the problem period. If Jett had 1 seizure daily for 16 years he could have been disabled because of this.


Brennae   January 5th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My condolences go out to the Travolta family. Whether sudden or expected death can be a tramatic experience. You grieve for the loss of the daily interaction with your loved one that is no longer there. I lost my father in April and my husband of 26 years in November of this year, both to cancer. There ie a healing process and it will take time. Please give the family the privacy needed to experience these steps or waves alone and/or together as needed.


dan   January 5th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry, I believe it is the religion of scientology brought the death of Johns closest loved ones. This idea of "spirits" passing on from one person to another is evident in the death of those closest to him. What I encourage John and others to do is turn to Jesus Christ who offers "eternal life" IN HEAVEN and not merely a reincarnation of another life on EARTH. At the rate were going, who wants to return to the world were living in.


Cindy and Rick   January 5th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Cindy and I feel that there family need there privacy and everyones respect. If they did have a special needs child that there busniess and know one else . We have two children that have special need and love them for who they are. We would like to say that are prayer are with there family
Rick and Cindy Eckert
of Everett Wa


john naughton   January 5th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Tim and Pat Westbrooks, John and his family doesnt believe in your god so stop blessing them with your fairy tale space god!


Lori   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

As a mother who lost my 19 year old son last year, I feel their pain. This is a physical pain that never goes away. There is no time frame when you loose a child. Please stop saying "they are still mourning", they will mourne for the rest of their lives.


Rachel   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Mary a commenter mentioned " Jett had a mental problem because he is holding his fathers' hand"......how illiterate that comment is. There are some nonsensical questions floating around from extremely ignorant people.

Larry change the subject and talk about Obama, Bush, or Gaza, but lay off the Travoltas. You are loosing credibility by the second.....I'm flabbergasted!


jenn   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

i think all these shows should leave john and kelly alone they r people tooooo


windyblue   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I feel very sorry for John and Kelly, a child is to out live the parents, and I hope that John and Kelly will stay married, be able to work this out.
I say this because when a child dies many people end up divorced.
As far as john and kelly religion, well they can forget about Jeff being reincarnated. He is dead and that is it. All one has to do is read the bible. And Jeff in heaven sorry he is not, he did not accept Jesus as Lord and savior as the bible states, this boy is in hell. Its sad, truly sad.
But read the bible it says it.
Although John and Kelly do not believe this and never will.
Truly this is a very private thing and should be left that way.
Its always sad when a child dies.


Courtney Binnion   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Dear John, Kelly and Ella Blue,
I am so sorry to hear about your trajedy. My heart aches for your family. I can not imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I pray for God to heal your hearts and your souls. Jett was a part of all of you and he was graced with wonderful parents and a beutiful sister.

Just remember to love each other and grieve together.

With a sincere heart,
Courtney Binnion
Plant City, Florida


Leeah3633   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Godspeed, Jett Travolta. May the Travolta family find strength in the coming days. My thoughts and prayers are with them. No one can imagine the pain a parent endures over the loss of a child.
Larry King–Shame on you for sensationalizing this tragedy. The family needs privacy and it is no one's business what they believe in nor in how they choose to grieve. None of this is your business. You would sell your soul to the devil to have people watch your program. I have never really been a fan of you and tonite's show has solidified my reasons. You need to retire.


Donna Slade   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To lose a child is one of life's enormous heartaches. The parent should go first. Whatever health problems Jett Travolta had, now is not the time to question. He was loved deeply by his parents and family and now is the time to give all our deepest prayers and sympathy to them. They deserve not only our love and thoughts but they deserve to have the time to grieve and mourn in privacy. It will be hard enough to get through this loss; let us give them the freedom to go it their way.

May I just add:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and may your faith bring comfort to you and yours.


deb spriestersbach   January 5th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The death of your child trancends all religions, and cultural beliefs. Any controversy should be laid to rest, these are grieving parents, and they deserve our thoughts and prayers whatever we choose to believe. Until or unless you've been there you cannot comprehend the pain and agony they will experience every day for the rest of their lives. May they eventually find peace om their own particular beliefs. I pray for them


Lori   January 5th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Constant seizures can cause cognitive problems. I have seen regression in my own child with repeated seizures. When she was at her worst, others may have thought she was autistic.


josie   January 5th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Larry: I had to switch to REBA, because you are dissecting Jett Travolta's death. Let them be,


G kaupp   January 5th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

The information linking Jett's death with Kawasaki Syndrome is very misleading to the public. There is no medical documentation to support a connection between seizures and Kawasaki Syndrome. Kawasaki Syndrome is an inflammation of the blook vessels and can cause heart problems if not properly treated. If the syndrome is treated, there is only a 1% chance of future problems. As a parent of a child who had Kawasaki, I have done extensive research on the disease and find it very troubling that the media is insinuating a connection between Kawasaki and this child's death. If you did a simple Google search on Kawasaki, you would come to the same conclusion. But, of course, this wouldn't get you any ratings.


Shelley M   January 5th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My condolences go out to both Kelly Preston and John Travolta and their family. The loss of a child is very painfull and tragic for any family but more so when the family is in the public eye. Keep supporting each other and each day will get better. You will always have him close to you heart at all times. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.


Elana   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

The loss of John and Kelly Travolta's son is a tragic loss to them and anyone who has children. The loss of a child is to me, is the worst kind of loss. I pray that I never have to go through that. To add to their loss it is a shame they are being examined as if they have committed a crime. Right now the last thing they need is their life and the life of their son being put under a microscope. I feel assured that Jett received the best medical care, love, and attention that a child could receive. Our prayers are with them, let them grieve


Judy Carrell   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I would like to say,that, John & Kelley, both, have a Long Road ahead of them ! We Lost our Son,almost , three(3) years ago, and every day since,I think I'm going to Wake up to the Fact that it is Just a DREAM ! I Pray that God will be with them ,in this Terrible Time of Grief !


Lauren   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I still want to know more about Kelly Prestons "other" child with Kevin.


corrine   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I have always been a fan! I send out my depest condolences to the family. My concern is that during this hard and very difficult time in their lives the family is also dealing with their personal lives being splattered all over the television. Isn't anyone entitled to privacy these days (celebrity or not)????? I am very sorry for your loss and hope god can get you and yours through this most difficult time in your life.


Mary Lou Bradley   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My heart breaks for John Travolta and Kelly Preston. They need our prayers and compassion right now, and not the media inquisition and exploitation that is going on. Two parents lost a beloved son, and there is no greater loss than that. Please let this family have their space so they can deal with this terrible tragedy. They deserve respect and privacy.


Kate   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

We, too, lost a son to a seizure disorder and know the pain that the Travolta family is going through. Although parents are told that seizures are frightening but not fatal, this is not always true. With certain risk factors, such as being a young male with a developmental disability, the risk of death due to seizure is much higher. Our son had autism but it really doesn't matter what disability Jett had. He obviously was well-loved, and protected as much as any child can be. Our hearts go out to them. It will be a long, long road ahead but their memories will lift them.


larry glickman   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

It's too bad your producer didn't mention all the people who blogged with the negative comments about the "story". This Travolta segment is exactly why people are cynical of the media. You make the news, you don't report it. This is the most despicable program I have ever seen.


doedi   January 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I beleive this would be bad for John's family if he did not have the medical help his son need


Connie   January 5th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

You can bet the people that are so "appalled" at this coverage, are active members of the cult of scientology trying to minimize damage control. They are on ALL websites blasting the media and posters that question the cause of Jett's death and scientology's role in it. Their job is to ATTACK, never defend.

Please. All the press releases coming from the Travolta camp are well orchestrated statements by fellow cult members. Trust nothing that comes from them as they are not impartial.

Why such a rush to cremate Jett's body? Afraid of something?
That poor boy didn't have to die. John chose his cult over the health and safety of his own blood. How does he sleep at night? 12 hours alone with a baby monitor? No one to supervise him? Right.

And where is David Miscaviage in all this?


Kaaren Vancouver BC   January 5th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The most heartbreaking loss a person can go through is the loss of a child. Everything changes and nothing will ever be the same. I just hope the media will leave them alone. John and Kelly have lost a son and Ella has lost her brother. Let the members of the media really think about that instead of how to extract every last detail of this boy's death.


Hugh King   January 5th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Please enough already, let the family greive in private.


Rita   January 5th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Our prayers are with the Travolta family. I can't imagine what Kelly is feeling right now. Being a mother myself, this would be the hardest
thing to deal with. The loss of a child is the most devesting for any mother.
My heart goes out to her.
Rita


sharla tandler   January 5th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

as a personal friend of Joey Travoltas, I would like to say he is not a scientologist and there is no rift between Joey and John or Joey and Kelly reguarding Jett's state of health. Joey has nothing but a deep love and respect for John and they are an extremely close family.


Victoria   January 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I was wondering also did Jett have what is called a Status Epilepticus which can be either a prolonged seizure or numerous seizures in a row resulting in blood shortage to the brain and even possible shut downs of the body?


Michael Sullivan   January 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

My heart goes out to Kelly and John. The type of seizure that Jett had, is it the same type seizure that Hunter Tylo's son had when he drown?


Linda MacDonald   January 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

How can people be so insensitive? What just happened to the Travolta family is a hideous nightmare they will never wake up from, and all the media can do is obsess over the how and why? In Feb. of 2007, I lost my beautiful 18 year old daughter Keisha in a horrible car accident. I will NEVER recover from this. Unless you've suffered the loss of a child, you have absolutly NO RIGHT to say or judge anything about this family right now. Unless you are willing to find ways to show love and compassion towards them, everyone should just back off and leave them alone. All this speculation makes me sick! My heart breaks for the Travolta's because I know all they are about to face in the days, months, and years to come.


Kelli from Tampa   January 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Ys Lori you are right and lets not even get in to the side effects of seizure medications- all of them slow the pateint's cognitive abilities.


Michelle   January 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I am so angry at the press and others who are making this terrible tragedy into a religious debate. My heart goes out to John Travolta and Kelly Preston, not because they are movie stars or because of their beliefs. My heart goes out to them because I to am in the most precious club they also belong to; loving parents


melissa scott   January 5th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I just have to say how saddened i am by the death of John and Kellys son tragically, and unexpectedly. I lost my brother to an unexpected tragedy in April of 2008, and I can definetly say I know how they feel. People say everyday it gets easier to deal with, but somedays its just not worth getting out of bed, because the pain is so consuming. I wish you all the best in the world and please know, i hope only the best for you on this life journey. Love and prayers to all of you.


Keith Soderbeck   January 5th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

My heart bleeds of the thought of another parent of a lost child. I lost my 22 year old almost 4 years ago,and it doesn't get any better over time Part of me died with him, as my only son, since, we were both buds. The lose of your son, yes, I feel your pain. I am so sorry.
My prayer's go out to the family of the Travolta's.
Keith S.


LINDA   January 5th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

JETT HAD THE BENEFIT TO HAVE PARENTS WHO COULD FINANCIALLY GIVE THE BEST OF CARE AND MEDICAL ATTENTION TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL CHILD. SADLY , DUE TO THEIR CELEBRITY, THEY CANNOT GRIEVE AS PRIVATELY AS THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO AS A FAMILY.

I'll Lend You A Child
by Edgar Guest
"I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine," He said.
For you to love – while he lives
And mourn for when he's dead.

It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back,
Take care or him for Me?

He'll bring his smiles to gladden you,
And should this stay be brief
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.

I've looked this world over
In search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd
Life's lanes, I have selected you.

Now will you give him all your love,
Nor count the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call to
Take him back again?"

I fancied that I heard then say,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done,
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,

The risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness,
We'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known
Forever grateful stay.

But should the angels call for him
Much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that come
And try to understand."

GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND HOLD THEM IN HIS COMFORTING ARMS.....


Teresa Gibbons   January 5th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

My heart goes out to John, Kelly and Ella....
this is devastating, the worst emotional pain a human can feel. We have walked in these shoes, it is so important for people to offer support and let them have their time to themselves. Loss of a child runs deep into our bodies, mind and soul. It's a burning, aching physical pain in the stomach, chest and throat.
Healing is a very long, if not, lifetime nightmare.


Andrea   January 5th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

The loss of a child is the deepest loss of all. Rather than worrying about whether this child was autistic people need to open their hearts and empathize with these poor people.


JenG   January 5th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Let the Travoltas mourn in peace. The media is here to cover stories that the general public wants to see and judging by previous comments no one wants to see this family ripped to shreds in a time like this. Where is the decency? I am disgusted with your coverage and I feel that an apology should be in order Larry King!!


Gazawee   January 5th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I would like to give my condolensces to the Travolta family and to all of the families in Gaza that have lost a son, a daughter, or worst of all, multiple or all of their sons and daughters.


Rosemary   January 5th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Larry, I found it very annoying that you kept interrupting your guests and now letting them finish what they were saying!


Momma J   January 5th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

John, Kelly and Ella, you have our heartfelt condolences and please know we share your grief. May peace find you, and may only blessings come your way.


Jan   January 5th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I am just heartbroken for John & Kelly & all the family & friends of Jett.When you look at the picture of John & Jett looking into each others eyes you can just feel the deep deep love they shared. John has brought me so much joy from his movies over the years & from all I have ever heard he is a wonderful man & him & Kelly are wonderful parents. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to them & they will be in my prayers. Jan from Ohio


Lauren   January 5th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I want to know more about their involvement in Scientology and if Jett was truly getting the treatment he needed. As sad as this is that a young boy died, I think Scientology needs to be looked into.


ZenWoman   January 5th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

As many others have been pleading, STOP this insane coverage and delving into every aspect of the child's death. It was not murder. It's one thing to investigate and question "suspicious" causes. This is simply a tragic death. Leave it alone! And, as much as I think Travolta is a great person and actor, why is this being blown so totally out of proportion? Why can't you simply acknowledge the death, express condolences, and move on!!!! - done in ABQ, NM


Marcy   January 5th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I have to elaborate now having given my condolences to John Travolta, that I continue to be very troubled by Tom Cruise and his outspoken and IGNORANT Scientology beliefs. I have (severe) OCD and could not get through the day without my meds.
I was actually sent to a Scientology Center @ one time for a "cure", and was horrified by their suggested treatment. The woman (the head of the center) told me that if I'm not cured, it'd be "my own fault" because I "didn't do it right". I immediately questioned how someone for example with schizophrenia, one who is incapable of reason, would possibly able to be "cured" by their methods. Obviously her answer was less than acceptable.

I can't neglect to mention that Scientology is in no way a "free" religion, there are ONGOING fees while you are being "cured".

In summary, I believe Tom Cruise is a dangerous and very ignorant soul. I am certain that his infamous interview with Matt Lauer, deterred many people who need the PROPER AND PROVEN treatment for mental illness, ADD etc., from initiating recovery.
Mr Cruise needs to walk in these shoes and see for himself how effective vitamins are for him ?!?


Irene Carrera   January 5th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

My family and I are totally heartbroken over Jett's death, I know first hand what pain they are going through. My mother has lost two of my three older brother's one within the last ten year's.It is a continuous pain that you will never get over. I only hope that the media, will realize that this is a time for John, Kelly, Ella and the rest of the family to grieve and be there for each other. This is not a time for who can get the higher ratings or the first interviews with people close to the tragedy. John, Kelly, and Ella need people to respect their privacy regardless of the fact that they are public figures'. John, Kelly, and Ella our Thoughts, Prayers, Love and Support are yours and your families. Sincerely, Irene Carrera & Family


MARY D'AMICO   January 5th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I have been a fan of John Travolta snice he started, loved him in everything but most of all as a wonderful human being.Was so happy when he married and had his lovely son and on to have a beautiful daughter, he and Kelly made you believe in the dream of a perfect family.I am saddend so much for their terrible loss and will pray for them and hope the press will let them mourn in peace,God bless you and your family.With much love Mary


Regina   January 5th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

The more i read , the more strongly I feel that having the pathologist making a statement about the cause of death at this early time is extremely IRRESPONSIBLE. I truly hope that rather than the public and the media seeming morbidly nosy, we can learn to deal with grief and support the Travoltas and all those parents who have lost a child. Realisticaly, does it really matter how Jett Travolta died? What really matters is that all those around him have to deal with his loss and learn to live tomorrow with today's loss.


Jeana   January 5th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I share your pain, I just lost my Dad. My deepest sympathies to John, Kelly & Ella Blue and the whole Travolta family. God Bless all of you and give you strength to get through this terrible loss. My heart breaks for you.


kathi hipps   January 5th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Travolta family. I lost my grandson 18 yrs. ago this week and my family and my heart have never really recovered. The loss of a child is not the order of things and nothing can prepare or repair you for this. I am thankful and blessed I was chosen Stevie's mommom if just for a short time. Once again my heart goes out to the Travolta's a truly loving and respected family.


bubbles   January 5th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Loss of a child is the most horrific thing that could happen to a parent. IF medical care was not given to that child because of the parents religion, then that is lower than low.

Why was a hit to the head reported by JT, if there was no trauma to the head? That seems odd.


Audrey Lake   January 5th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

My heartfelt condolences to the Travolta Family on their terrible loss.

I felt the need to make a comment about the insensitive way the ambulance attendant, Marcus Garvey, made during an interview.
He was asked what had happened to Jett Travolta, and his careless unprofessional answer was," he went to use the bathroom, had a FIT, fell and hit his head and died." I hope I never have to experience a loss
of my child, but. to have him referred to as though he is an animal is
totalling unacceptable. I also think Mr. Garvey should be reprimanded
by his superiors for his cold senseless comment, and he should offer
the Travolta's an apology. This was heard and seen all over the
world.


missy medina   January 5th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I GREW UP WITH WELCOME BACK KOTTER.ITS LIKE A LOSS OF YOUR OWN...HOPE THEY KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE PRAYING FOR THEM BOTH AND THEIR DAUGHTER AND FIND THE STRENGHT AND PEACE.

THE MEDINAS IN OHIO


Vinny   January 5th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

You leave thisTravolta story alone and focus on something else there are wars, the economy is falling apart and you spend a hour on this get real. Report what is going on in the World leave these people alone.


donna   January 5th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

is alli velshi kidding me?a 500 dollar rebate is political posturing?obama gets it....we have bailed out the biggest thieves of history!!!!families are in horriric trouble.its the best way to reward the middle and working class to say,hey we understand your pain...get real it puts groceries on the table!!!!! donna cape cod mass


wendy   January 5th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

my deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the travolta family.


Lee Sinclair   January 5th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

This terrible tragedy has been hashed & rehashed continuously by your show, for over 2 days.
When will you give the Travolta's their peace, privacy, and a chance to grieve in their own way.
John Travolta is a very fine man, who should be shown respect at such a time. Your constant questions to guests are not necessary, and the constant probing into the young boys life, only adds more hurt to the Travolta family.
Please "back off" – I feel very strongly that you have "over indulged" in this tragedy, and, in your heart of hearts, you must show respect to John Travolta; even an apology to him for the constant delving into his son's health just is not humane. Think if this was your family, Larry, and how would you deal with it all? Enough is enough, let them grieve in peace. L. Sinclair, Whitby, Ontario, Canada


Vance   January 5th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

I am confused. The death of the Travolta's son is a tragedy. No parent should have to outlive their child. However, I'm having trouble seeing why this particular death rates a whole show, especially with the focus on scientology. There are children dieing horrible deaths every minute world wide, not one of which is of less significance than that of Jason Travolta. The truly noble thing for the Travoltas to do would be to refuse to participate in the media circus and instead recommend that the energy be put into how we can try to prevent the entirely avoidable thousands of childrens deaths occuring each year on this earth.


Carol   January 5th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

My prayers and heart felt sympathy go out to the Travolta family. The gut wrenching devastation in losing a child is felt forever for the families. I know first hand since I too have lost my son, age 26, almost three years ago. There is an organization called "The Compassionate Friends" that help families cope with the death of a child.

No one should criticize the Travoltas on the religion or beliefs. I am positive Jett was deeply loved and cherished by his parents and family. They did everything humanly possible to give Jett a wonderful life. We should honor the memory of this child and his family and let them grieve in their own way without judgment from anyone


Dallas Letellier   January 5th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

I fell sadness for the Travolta Family even though i am young my mother and i were very emotionial. I think that Jett was too young to die and John and kelly are going to be very depreesed and the press should leave them alone for the next five months and thats my say in this situation.


Belinda   January 5th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

From the moment that I heard of this tragedy, I felt and still feel the overwhelming pain and grief that Kelly and John are feeling. I lost my son 16 months ago, and I truly know and understand all of the emotions that they are going through. There is no greater pain than losing your child...all of this media hype surrounding Jett's death is infuriating because of the insensitivity of it. Kelly and John died with their son. They will move through the grief for the rest of their lives. They will cope and even have moments of happiness, be good parents to their daughter, and I'm sure that they will bring good from this tragedy to honor their son. But they will never be the same again. Their lives changed in an instant. How could many of you possibly understand? You can't...hopefully, you never will. Kelly and John, I'm here.


Fifi Baksh   January 5th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

We are always sad to hear of anyone, especially a child passing away. Our hearfelt smpathy goes out to the Travolta family. However, I do believe that the media should leave the family alone to grieve and not be involved in speculation at this point. Why not wait until the family is ultimately ready to talk to the media to share their story, more than likely they will.


Maggie   January 5th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Larry – I can't believe how disgusting your questions and comments are regarding the Travolta family who have just lost their child. Your questions and comments are way out of line and actually quite disrespectful to this grieving family. Why would you ask questions about whether the body was in a hearse or was it a decoy. You asked why they would cremate the body – that is their decision You brought on a pathologist and he very well could plant suspicions in the minds of the public as to the cause of this childs death.If I were John Travolta and Kelly Preston, I would never count you as a friend.
In Canada, we do not report in this manner, We get details as they become available and we don't have shows like yours where we sit around and discuss tragedy in other peoples lives and make assumptions. Go back to Anna Nicole Smith, good example of some very disgusting reporting and it went on for months on every channel.
Shameful!


Maria M Gomez, LCSW   January 5th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

The pain and agony of loosing a child it's unimaginable to me! parents should never have to buried their children. Larry King he needed to have a program, not questioning the medical procedure of an autopsy. The show should have been about grief, lost, pain and the fact that we have no control of our destinies and our lives.

The Travoltas are going through an amazing pain, no time to be "cerebral" over it! the show should have been designed to deal with that we can't control! our lives and death!

Death..an equal employmnet opportunity! I feel their pain and their lost and join the Travoltas and millions of parents that are grievieng the lost of their child, a collective grief!

Bereavemet and grief...a good topic Mr. King!

Maria M Gomez, LCSW
Hospice Social Worker!
305.299.8855


Melissa Ledet   January 5th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

My condolances to the Travolta/Preston family. I cannot imagine losing a child. It sounds as if this boy had all the attention, love and support any child with challenges could have. My questions is this:
With more than one nanny and the family watching over Jett, I wonder how he was able to be out of sight from Thursday night when he entered the bathroom until Friday morning when he was found. Would not a nanny or family member have noticed that he was missing all Thursday night? I would appreciate more information on this if possible. Thank you. Melissa


LUISA CHAVEZ   January 5th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

IN THIS TIME OF GREAT SORROW FOR THE TRAVOLTA FAMILY,
I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD KEEP THE FAMILY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, FOR STRENGTH, UNITY AND SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY. NOT ONLY HAS BOTH PARENTS ENTERTAINED MANY OF US FOR YEARS, AS HUMANS, IT IS BEST TO ALSO FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG MAN HAS PASSED, AND LEFT BEHIND MANY GRIEVING FAMILIES.


Tina O'Block   January 5th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

I have followed the tragic story of Jett Travolta, it is gut wrenching to lose a child, I speak from experience, my own beautiful 3 year son, Blake drowned 10 years ago. It is something the Travoltas will never get over, yes in time you learn to live with the pain but even as the years pass there will little things to remind you of what we as parents are missing. As a mother you literally feel as if your heart has been ripped from your chest, I weep now as I think of the thoughts and longings going on with Kelly now. I have prayed for them continually I am truly, truly sorry for your loss. I would also like John and Kelly to know that they must fight in the days to come to keep their marriage strong, even the most steel clad marriages are put to the test, 80% of marriages fail after the loss of a child. My husband and I are blessed, we were raked through the coals but survived . Please, do not forget the tiniest of broken hearts, Ella. this little one has just lost her big brother, she will have her own set of problems , she will need our prayers just as much. My older son was only 5 when his brother died, the pain both open and supressed comes in stages as the sibling gets older.
John ,Kelly and Ella we are very sorry for loss of Jett, he was indeed a beautiful young man, may God grant you peace and comfort now and all the days ahead.
Tina O'Block Pittsburgh, PA


Kim Squillace   January 5th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Dear Larry King and the media,

PLEASE give this family a break (Travolta Family) The death of their son had NOTHING to do with their belief. Why is the media "SO FOCUSED" on how Jett died? He died, his parents, sister and others are grieving his death. Where is the compassion for people "above the news" give me a break? The media is a cancer that goes beyond compassion!

I have viewed and respected you show and reporting for many years. I must say in "all the years" of viewing your program, this was the MOST disappointing reporting of a “family tragedy”. I am shocked and disheartened by what was said on your program tonight and the judgment that “a few” have expressed towards this tragic incident. My thoughts are with the Travolta family!

Respectively submitted,
Kim Squillace


Victoria O'Neill   January 5th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Parents are the experts on their children and their decisions are their own business. Jett was a beautiful boy and his parents loved him. That is indesputable.
I have a son who used to have a seizure disorder. We gave him anti seizure medicine. IT MADE HIM WORSE. Seizure meds are toxic and can cause serious health problems, including death.
Against the wishes of our neurologist, and with the support of our school nurse, our pediatrician, and our family doctor we took him off medicine and gave him biofeedback therapy. He has been seizure free for four years.
I usually like Larry King but he has really stooped pretty low on this one......some of the questions are just plain rude and absolutely inappropriate. I'm surprised because he is a father. Ever hear of the Golden rule Larry? Butt out of the Travolta tragedy.


Vance   January 5th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

My apologies for mistakenly referring to Jett Travolta as Jason Travolta, but it still stands that this is a travesty of news coverage.


Peg   January 5th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta Family- Kelly, John and Ella. Losing a child that was so adored by his family is truly devastating. I have been a nurse for over 30 years; and Extra’s Correspondent Carlos Diaz is absolutely right on Larry King Live tonight- it is not how Jett died, it is how he lived- and how much his family loved him that matters. The funeral arrangements should not be questioned; the autopsy is completed. Let’s stand with the Travolta Family during this tragedy and help them through this time of grief. May God Bless them…


Marinell Belden   January 5th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

I was so saddened to hear of the death of John Travolta and Kelly Prestons son, Jett. I have suffered many loses in the last 10 years but, fortunately, never one of my children. I can only send out my heartfelt condolences and prayers for John, Kelly, Ella and all the other family and friends.
Marinell from Texas


Lise Mitchell   January 5th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

Please lets not forget that John and Kelly have a daughter who is greiving the lost of a sibling. As someone who has lost a brother I send her my thoughts. When you grow side by side with a brother and he is suddenly no longer there life changes and will never be the same. I am sorry to hear of your loss.


Bailey   January 5th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

The unbearable grief of parents losing a beloved child is not really the big news story here, nor should it be. What people really want to know is how best to treat their children's illnesses, what causes seizure disorders, and whether Jett Travolta had ever been diagnosed with autism.

Celebrities use their positions to promote, publicize, and lobby for their particular beliefs on autism, the validity of drug therapies, and detoxification programs designed by L. Ron Hubbard. Now people simply want to know what role any of these issues played in the life and death of Jett Travolta - this is an important and timely focus of inquiry.


April   January 5th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Our family is so saddened by the death of this amazing child. My family has owned and operated a carpet cleaning business for twenty
years and in all those years we have never heard of someone blaming carpet cleaning to kawasaki syndrome. Researchers have found no link with carpet cleaning chemicals or methods and this rare disorder.


Robin   January 5th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I feel for the Travolta's because I have experienced my child having seizures and it is a fearful thing for a parent to witness.You live daily with the fear of it happening again and again.
My son was later diagnoised with Autism and we treated him biomedically for it and the seizures have not accured again.
I would say that Jett was autisitc and if he had been treated for it(Leaky gut is common and causes lots of problems)things may have been different. I pray for Kelly Preston and hope she is able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.


Avril Armstrong   January 5th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

First of all I would like to offer my condolences to the Travolta Family. I would also like to say that with all the media coverage I have seen , I have not heard anyone mention Jett's sister Ella Blue. She too must be so devastated and feeling a tremendous loss along with her Mom and Dad. Please don't forget her. My prayers are for you all.
Avril Huntsville Ontario Canada.


beth raby-sisk   January 5th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

I would like to send my deepest sypthies to the Travolta family. I know both sides of the issue being both an epileptic and a mother whom has suffered the lose of a child.
Our desease is not in any way an easy one to live with, just when you think the episodes are over ...another one takes hold of you. Family tries to learn all they can and to even try to help one to learn to live with it. But our bodies are not built to withstand such a shock. And every event is different than the last. Sometimes you recover quickly and sometimes you miss weeks. all the while knowing someday you will not come out of it.
Then there is the Mother in me, Kelly, I know your pain. I just want you to know that Jett was a gift and your time together will see you through the darkness. In time you will come to live with the sorrow and it will become a part of you. John, I say to you, don't turn bitter as most fathers do...you have always been a unique. Sorrow, is something to embrace or it will break your soul. I remember my son, with candles on each day that I think of something he would be doing or on those special days and of course on the day I lost him. I also choose a song for him...TEARS IN HEAVEN by clapton.
Again always remember never to forget that Jett is always watching...I am so very sorry for your lose.

Peace be with you.


Caroline   January 5th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Based on what I heard on television today from doctors, pathologists, and other professionals, Jett T. symptoms do not add up to the Kawasaki syndrome, as diagnosed by their family "doctor" in 1994. Maybe their doctor is also a "gifted" scientologist?

John Travolta's brother strongly belived that Jett T. had autism.

When will America wake up to this autistic epidemic that's claiming the lives of families and their innocent children? Let's start with the FDA and their nocuous children's vaccines and then lets inoculate them and watch how they fare.

Deepest Condolences to the Travoltas.


kirsten bilodeau   January 5th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

My heart goes out to John, Kelly and Ella. I have no words, but we will pray for each of you.


Barbara L. McCarron   January 5th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

I am so saddened upon hearing about the Travolta tragedy.

I can not imagine what this family is going through.

They are such loving and good people who are admired worldwide.

I sincerely hope that in some small way, with the comfort and support of family, friends and the general public will give the Travolta family some strength in dealing with this tragedy.


Kathleen Frick   January 5th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

John Travolta and Kelly Preston are just like any other set of parents with the exception that they are famous, that doesn't keep them from being free from tragedy.

Out of respect for Jett's family especially his little sister (Ella) we should leave them alone and let them grieve privately.
I cannot even imagine the sadness and true devastation they are going through right now.


mimijo   January 5th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the entire Travolta Family. I can't imagine the pain you all must be enduring at this time. There are special bonds between a Mother, Father and Sister that have been shattered for now but with the grace of God , family and your multitude of friends you will get through this difficult time. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!


Camille   January 5th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

Loosing a child is always tragic and my thoughts and prayers are with John and Kelly. Living on the west coast of Florida in the town known as The Home of Scientology and being a nurse who was a county school nurse I have personally experienced parents who are practicing Scientologists who have not immunized their children until the school system requires them to have immunizations in order to enroll in school. Experiencing difficulty in getting parents of the church to respond to the medical needs of their children like getting an eye exam if they can't see the bulletin board or seeing an audiologist if they can't hear the teacher was expected and inevitable. The bombardment with the Lisa McPhereson case, a Scientologist who died under suspicious circumstances while in the care of church personnell, reportedly having received unconventional treatment or any treatment at all, and dying in a van during a drive to an ER where the emergency room physician was a practicing Scientologist certaining was a publicity nightmare for the Church which resulted in a long legal battle until they outspent the private citizen that tried to hold the church accountable. Florida ,especially the Clearwater area has had more interaction and experiences in this area so I for one altho I'm not judgemental have first hand information most outside florida have not experienced and I don't believe the Church of Scientology accepts outside medical intervention when they have their own doctors whose practices are not considered acceptable by conventional medicine.


Andrea   January 5th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

Very well put, Kathy!!
I hope after tonight, Larry King and CNN will have the decency and compassion to not air another episode on this tradgedy except maybe to at least give their condolencies. I for one was never a huge fan of Larry King and this has me permanently turned off.

BTW John Naughton, why not just sign off (forever)?
My mother always told me, if you have nothing good to say, just don't say anything.

Toronto, Canada


Andrea   January 5th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

Very well put, Kathy!!

I hope after tonight, Larry King and CNN will have the decency and compassion to not air another episode on this tradgedy except maybe to at least give their condolencies. I for one was never a huge fan of Larry King and this has me permanently turned off.

BTW John Naughton, why not just sign off (forever)?
My mother always told me, if you have nothing good to say, just don't say anything.

Toronto, Canada


D.Olson   January 5th, 2009 10:46 pm ET

Just watched the Larrry King program, and also read all these blog
comments. I am more upset about the majority of people who had opinions about how John and Kelly should be handling the death of their son.
If people listened correctly they would have heard that Jett's anti-seizure medicine he had been taking for years was no longer working, and he was under a doctor's care. They were not stupid, uncaring parents. And neither of them would risk their son's well-being due to their involvement with Scientology. Most parents will usually know when you need the help of the medical community regardless of what your fellow Scientology friends say to you. And I believe they wanted to give their son a somewhat normal life which is why they did not make a big deal of his condition. They will grieve profusely,ask themselves many questions;just like anyone would who has lost someone they loved very much and very well.


Barbara mcqueen   January 5th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

Hi Larry I just wanted to say how sorry I am about Jett. I understand what they are going threw as my great nephew was killed on his school bus on his way to school and he was only 16. A gravel truck came in on him and killed him instsntly. His 12 year old brother and 5 year old sister were on the bus and saw it all. It was this past year on May 2 2008 so the pain is still raw for my family, so I know how it hurts. By the way I love your show and keep up the good work. By the way my nephews name is Daniel Wood, a wonderfull young man. Barbara mcqueen in Dry ridge Ky


Mark   January 5th, 2009 11:06 pm ET

To Larry and his panel of guests,

Is everyone afraid to state the obvious? Jett Travolta died as a result of two loving parents misguided by a cult like phony religion that is more interested in their financial gain than truly helping those in need. John and Kelly were brainwashed into thinking their son Jett could live a normal life without the help of medical doctor prescibed drugs to help control their son's seizures. They were wrong and as a result another precious life was taken. Scientology is clearly a FRAUD in every sense of the word, and one day it will be revealed and John and Kelly will be that much more heartbroken. To explain my point further, please read what I know is a fact. Scientology forbids the use of all psychiatric drugs, and works to prevent non-Scientologists from using them as well. Scientologists are vehemently opposed to all forms of psychiatry – not just for themselves, but for everyone.

Although Scientology publicly states that they don't interfere with individual Scientologists taking prescribed medication, several former members have reported being told to stop taking prescription drugs and suffering negative consequences if they went ahead and kept taking them. Since these drugs were prescribed for serious medical conditions, including epilepsy and Grave's disease, these individuals were at serious risk if they stopped taking the medication.

Rest in Peace Jett in Heaven, not some other form of lie that Satan is selling called Scientology.

Chatham, Ontario, Canada


Gina   January 5th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

John Naughton, your comments are far worse than anything that could've been said on Larry King Live tonight! As you are aware, we all live in America, where we can FREELY express our Religious Believes and share opinions. If you are foolish enough to believe that there is no GOD, it is your opinion, you will eventually face the consequence of your lack of knowledge. Leave those of us who BELIEVE in a REAL GOD ALONE! Although John Travolta may not share the same religious believes, he is not a rude individual as yourself, and welcomes ALL the prayers and support the world is offering, regardless of religious affiliation and believe; during this devastating time (have you not taken the time to read his message to the world?).

If you are tired of hearing about the death of Jett Travolta, simply turn off your TV or watch a DVD! Larry King does not broadcast exclusively for you.

Larry, Kudos to you for giving us a moment of something other than the sorry Middle East Drama. While not everyone wants to hear the details of the autopsy, cremation and moving of the body, I feel the majority of us are puzzled as to why (if there was a developmental issue or problem), this awesome couple did not reach out to the many support groups/advance medicine and procedures available to better treat the problem. It only proofs something the BIBLE states, "MY PEOPLE SUFFER FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE".

My Love, condolences and PRAYERS go out to the TRAVOLTA's, May they find comfort in GOD!


Mark--A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!   January 5th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

To Larry and his panel of guests,

Is everyone afraid to state the obvious? Jett Travolta died as a result of two loving parents misguided by a cult like phony religion that is more interested in their financial gain than truly helping those in need. John and Kelly were brainwashed into thinking their son Jett could live a normal life without the help of medical doctor prescibed drugs to help control their son’s seizures. They were wrong and as a result another precious life was taken. Scientology is clearly a FRAUD in every sense of the word, and one day it will be revealed and John and Kelly will be that much more heartbroken. To explain my point further, please read what I know is a fact. Scientology forbids the use of all psychiatric drugs, and works to prevent non-Scientologists from using them as well. Scientologists are vehemently opposed to all forms of psychiatry – not just for themselves, but for everyone.

Although Scientology publicly states that they don’t interfere with individual Scientologists taking prescribed medication, several former members have reported being told to stop taking prescription drugs and suffering negative consequences if they went ahead and kept taking them. Since these drugs were prescribed for serious medical conditions, including epilepsy and Grave’s disease, these individuals were at serious risk if they stopped taking the medication.

Rest in Peace Jett in Heaven, not some other form of lie that Satan is selling called Scientology.

Chatham, Ontario, Canada


Penny, West Virginia   January 5th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

"This is what's wrong with society today. People making accusations about wether or not Mr. and Mrs. Travolta denied their child proper treatment due to their religious beliefs. What right do people have(including the media) to pass judgement? It is not like any of you know the Travolta's personally or know what kind of treatment Jett was or wasn't receiving. I would find it hard to believe that two parents who obviously love their children denied him any type of care. This is a family who needs to be left alone to grieve and the media needs to quit covering this story and speculating. I hope the Travolta family keeps this private family matter just that, private and never divulges the details of the most tragic event in their family. It is nobody's business and those of you who are passing judgement will one day be judged yourself.


Kathy   January 5th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

I am not much of a tv watcher but tuning in because of the Travolta family tragedy. I listened briefly to Dr. Wecht and likely his qualifications are impeccable,... What is needed for this very public family is just continuing condolences and prayers.. My husband (of 28 years) and I have an autistic 17 yr. old son,...our Rob is our youngest. Our son's challenges are different from their son's in this lifetime, however, parents with ANY special needs children have a special place in their hearts for them. When watching them having ' to pay a much higher price' ,than your other children, to attain just simple goals , parents' emotional investment and love just grow and grows. Their son is with God and now can watch over ALL their family,.. my roots are in River Edge, Bergen County, NJ,,... attended Academy of the Holy Angels HS for 2 years and then my family moved to CA , completed a BS in bio/ chm minor, from Calpoly, Pomona...AND do understand Drs. mind detailing,......my husband and I both send our prayers to the Travolta family and the people who will be there for them, we are Mike and Kathy-


Ellen   January 5th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

I have always watch your show, and thought to myself, "WHAT ARE YOU THINKING", their son died and all you can do is add more to the fuel of more saddness. Ever wonder it's a family matter of privetcy
and may not want the media around. They lost their son and have EVERY RIGHT to be left alone.....
And let's not forget Ella, she just lost her brother and not once have I heard how she is coping?????

Peace be with John,Kelly and Ella


Tim Crabtree   January 5th, 2009 11:32 pm ET

My wife and I send our prayers to John Travolta and his family for their loss. The only thing I really wanted to say is "When is it time to leave a family alone to grieve in private" instead of having their families dragged through the ringer from some news group that does not know how to leave people alone when they are down. Instead they feel the need to shove a camera in their faces to make them feel worst than the do already. I say give the families a break and back off of them. Let them have their time with friends and family and wait for them to come to the media.


Anne   January 5th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

My heartfelt sympathy to the Travolta's. Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to parents. I know because we lost our 35 yr old daughter 10 years ago. My heart goes with you and my prayers.
We never get over losing a child - we can only work thru the pain.

Anne


dana w.   January 5th, 2009 11:46 pm ET

People need to let the Travolta's grieve – not make speculations as to why they did this or that. We may never know what his medical conditions are and as they are his parents it is their decision to either make it public or not. Right now, the mean, spiteful allegations they do not need...they are grieving the loss of their only son. Having seen the pictures of this family there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that these children are loved. The Travolta's do not need to be fighting each and every allegation that is being speculated. Would you want that? no. When you loose a child it is difficult because you never get over it- you wonder what if I did this or that...you can make yourself crazy. If anyone can do anything it is to back off, pray for them as this family is coping with this loss.


L.Doucet   January 5th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

To John and Kelly pray to the good Lord above whether you believe or not.He will help you get through this.And remember time is the great healer.May the good Lord be with you in your time of grief.And Larry please do not stoop to Nancy Graces level.


Patrick Fahrenkrug   January 5th, 2009 11:58 pm ET

it seems that there are some unanswered questions....too many to have the body cremated so quickly...if in fact that is what happened. There is a huge amount of unknowns, both surrounding the death, the medical condition and medical history of Jett.


Karen   January 6th, 2009 12:04 am ET

The loss of a child is the hardest thing any parent can go thru. John, Kelly and Ella will be in my prayers. I hope that people will let them alone with their grief so that they may heal as best as they can.


Deborah   January 6th, 2009 12:11 am ET

I am so offended by Larry's hammering questions about "remains" "was the herse a rouse" autopsy, etc. on and on and on. Most distasteful! This is a child and a family that lost a son. I love CNN – watch it all the time – and Larry King – but this is disgusting. As a former journalist, you have embarrassed me.


Rose New Hampshire   January 6th, 2009 12:16 am ET

I've been a fan of John Tavoltas for Year ,The New of Him Lossing His Son hit me hard , He was so young Please Know John that you are in my thoughts and prays I will light a candle in honor of your son Jett in church this Sunday God Bless Respectfully yours Rose New hampshire


Karen   January 6th, 2009 12:17 am ET

What does it matter if he had autism or not and how can a person say whether or not Jett had autism if they did not know him. I have been around many special needs children and just what I have seen Jett could have suffered from a variety of disorders. So Pleast don't judge the Travoltas when you don't know them or their son. I am sure they did everything they could for Jett. With most autistic children it is a behavioral plan that most use for treatment. God Bless You John, Kelly, and Ella


Jessica Criss   January 6th, 2009 12:18 am ET

I am terribly saddened to hear about the Travolta family tragedy .... Nothing is worst than the loss of a child . My son was diagnosed with (epilepsy ) and I understand the fear that a parent carries everyday .... the need to protect and hold close the most precious gift you will ever be given ... my heart goes out to the family and friends of this lovely young man .


Carol Cunningham   January 6th, 2009 12:19 am ET

Larry, I love your program but tonight, I am disappointed and rather disturbed with your questions about the your Travolta boy and your comments and discussing (asking questions) out " the remains" the hearst, the airport, etc. This is so intrusive at this time. I am therefore disappointed in your inquiries. It is my opinion that you might consider giving some time before questioning in such a manner. We as the public, at least most of us, are not so curious about the devastation the family are experiencing, their grief at this time and for a long time to come, that we need to hear such questions, hear the details that you are attempting to get. The details of the autopsy, are far too intimate, the diagnosis, etc, being discussed, this is too invasive. Please, if this was your son, you would not want such discussion, lengthy, intimate in nature and far too private. YOu are curreently talking to the doctor, discussing whether they in face can give conclusive results from the autopsy, please, this is too much.


MARLA   January 6th, 2009 12:20 am ET

MY HEART IS SO FILLED WITH SADDNESS FOR THE TRAVOLTA FAMILY.I ONLY HOPE THAT SOMEHOW THEY CAN FEEL ALL OF OUR ARMS WRAPPED AROUND THEM AND THAT SOMEHOW THIS MAY GIVE THEM SOME COMFORT.


Laura Schneider   January 6th, 2009 12:21 am ET

This is a private affair and all the analysis seems insensitive and inappropriate. It seems that you are tyring to make a story out of nothing. The death of Jett Travolta is tragic, but it is not cause for debate.


Kimberli, nc   January 6th, 2009 12:23 am ET

My heart goes out to the Travolta family. May God Bless you and give you the strength to endure this tradegy. I also lost my 17 year old daughter tragic and sudden 2 years ago in Okinawa, Japan. I know and feel the pain that the Travolta's are feeling. May they find comfort in each other at this tragic moment and remember the joy that Jett brings and brought to their lives. God Bless them.


Laurie, Phoenix   January 6th, 2009 12:24 am ET

As a mother of 3 young girls, my heart breaks for any family in this situation. I can't imagine how I would begin to deal with the loss of any of my children. I hope they will find comfort in their family and friends and know that Jett is in a better place.

In a recent episode of Oprah (whom I believe is good friends with the Travolta's), she had 3 people who had overcome great obstacles. Included on her show was a women who had lost her 2 year old son and her husband in a fiery airplane crash. More than 2 years later she was finally able to overcome her grief by accepting the "gift" she had been given - the time she had with her husband and her son, rather than what she has lost. Again, that would take a tremendous inner strength to have that perspective on such a heartbreaking loss.


Karen   January 6th, 2009 12:25 am ET

None of us know whether or not Jett took medication for his seizures or not so lets not speculate. Unless you are a member of the family how could you know.


Ginger, Denison TX   January 6th, 2009 12:25 am ET

American doctor claiming you could not verify the cause of death that quickly is out of line. He doesn't know what indications lead to the conclusion of seizure. If the paramedics got there and he was unconscious and had swallowed his tounge, then it's obviously a seizure and you don't need microscopic proof. That doctor just wants to say American medicine is better.


peggy best   January 6th, 2009 12:26 am ET

i want to first comment how handsome jett was. i also have a extremly handsome 20 year old handicapped son who suffers from grandmal seizures. living and witnessing a grandmal seizures is a horrible experince especially a person on jett's size. My son would just go down so fast and hard then you would have to stand by while they continued to convulse. I feel for them with all my heart.


Bonnie   January 6th, 2009 12:27 am ET

For the Travolta's to share this tragedy with the entire world can be a blessing in disguise. Jett's death although tragic can become a light for all families. We must cherish each moment with our loved ones and Jett will never be gone from them. He touched many lives in his short time here and we all leave something behind when we leave this earth. Bottom line for this family, let them just be grieving parents andtime will heal their family, they are just normal parents like some of the reat of us. God Bless you Travolta Family


Nan   January 6th, 2009 12:27 am ET

I think it is appalling the questions you asked the Dr. in the Bahamas regarding Jett Travoltas death e.g. "where are the cremation remains"
does it really matter to you!! – You sound like a judge and jury all in one. You should have listened to Whoopi Golberg and the group on the view this a.m. You need some lessons in decorum.


tim and christy   January 6th, 2009 12:29 am ET

we feel very very bad for the travolta family in their moment of grief


Mary Brown   January 6th, 2009 12:29 am ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. As a Special Needs Counselor who has worked with many clients with Seizure Disorder, I can tell you that watching someone you love have a Grand Mal OR (Tonic Clonic) Seizure is something one never gets used to. It can be very difficult and emotional ordeal. Yes occasionally Seizures can result in death. Also understand that medications don't totally stop Seizure activity in all cases. It was mentioned that he was taking medications. I think at this time it is best to be sympathetic toward the family and not place blame. This tragedy would not be noticed if it hadn't happened to someone we know. Please lets be charitable. Give to the Seizure Disorder Foundation.


The Fenstermacher Family Austin TX   January 6th, 2009 12:30 am ET

Our hearts go out to the Travolta family. Their family will never be the same. They are suffering immensily. They deserve the privacy we all want for ourselves during a time like this and do not owe the public any explanation other than what they are willing to give. Knowing for themselves is enough. I just hope the media gives this family the privacy it needs.

The Fenstermachers, Austin, Texas


Keepin it Real   January 6th, 2009 12:31 am ET

All I have to say is; Who in this world would want this kind of coverage about the loss of their family member? Not I. It is a tragedy, but it is a family tragedy, not a national tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Gaile Vancouver Canada   January 6th, 2009 12:31 am ET

I am appalled and offended by the news coverage surrounding the death of Jett Travolta. Leave the family to grieve. They issued a statement and nothing more needs to be said, unless it comes from the Travolta family. Let's not turn their tragedy into another media circus as was the case with the death of Anna Nicole Smith. Surely you all have something better to do with your time. I have turned off your show in disgust, as I did earlier today with the so-called "entertainment news" shows.

The details of this child's death should not be up for discussion and you, Larry King, should be ashamed.


charlotte jones   January 6th, 2009 12:32 am ET

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE TRAVOLTA FAMILY.I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE THEIR PAIN. HOWEVER I CAN SAY I'M SO GLAD I'M SOMEBODY WHO'S NOBODY BECAUSE WHEN I OR A LOVED ONE LEAVES THIS WORLD,WE WON'T BE TOSSED AROUND ALL OVER THE MEDIA.HOW HARD MUST THIS BE TO CONSTANTLY HEAR AND SEE THE LOSS BEING TRASHED OVER AND OVER AGAIN. DOES IT REALLY MATTER? A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN LOST AND A FAMILY IS GRIEVING.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE TRAVOLTA FAMILY.PLEASE REMEMBER THE SADDNESS OF TODAY WILL TAKE YOU INTO TOMORROW AND SOMEDAY BACK TO THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES OF YESTERDAY.


A MOM   January 6th, 2009 12:33 am ET

i ALSO LOST A CHILD AT 15 YEARS OF AGE AND IT IS DEVASTATING AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE TRAVOLTAS AND LITTLE SISTER ELLA....AND PLEASE TELL THEM ALL THAT LOVE LIVES ON...IN OUR HEARTS AND MEMORIES...LOVE IS ETERNAL, DON'T FORGET THAT...


Francesca   January 6th, 2009 12:33 am ET

I want to give my heart-felt condolences to the family of this precious child, Jett. Just to look at his face on TV, makes me feel so heartbroken for the family. I hope the media will not push for pictures of John and his family. Leave them alone and let them grieve just like anyone else who has suffered a loss.

I'm so sorry for your loss. A child is a gift given to us. We don't know for how long, but they are a blessing given to us.

My love to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Wendy Phillips   January 6th, 2009 12:35 am ET

I first want to say that I am so sorry that hisson has passed away ,
but you and the rest of the media have said and I wish youat CNN would stop speculating about his son's death , let this family grieve in peace and stop saying that they as a family didn't do all they could to help or prevent this tragedy from happening ,please think about his little sister and his Motheand his Father when you report this tragedy!!!!!!!


Jeff Christianson sr   January 6th, 2009 12:36 am ET

I am saddened over the terrible loss the Travolta family has suffered.
The loss of a child is beyoned understanding. I have listened on
this program and others as at times it seems the host or anchor is more interested in creating a story rather than passing on known facts. I hope the Travolta family understands that there are many fans
of he and Kelly hope they know that we are not interested in the comments concerning the religious beliefs or their way of raising this very special young man. I hope those who promote the controversy are not causing Jeff and Kelly or their families any pain. Information that the family wishes to pass on should be the limit for the news media. I believe the life style these two very famous and loved people have led should be enough to know that their private lives are just that. Jeff Christianson


Cathijo   January 6th, 2009 12:38 am ET

I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to Kelly and Jonh.
My heart is with you. I do know what they are feeling.. My two older sons were in a tragic car accident in July down and our eldest son was killed. Its only going to take time for all to heal. God bless you both.


Tim Dudley   January 6th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Larry ,
I love your show, But enough is enough. The Med exaiminer has determined the cause of death and no foul play was found. Leave these people to grieve without discussing every aspect of thir sons life with people on national T.V. Do you not think seeing this may be extremly difficult for them. These guests opinions you are broadcasting are noting more then conjecture. Leave them be!


LISA   January 6th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Was JETT BEING SEEN BY A NEUROLOGIST, SINCE HE HAD A HISTORY OF SEIZURES, AND WAS HE GIVEN ANY KIND OF MEDICATION FOR EPILIPSY TO HELP CONTROL SEIZURES?


Sherri   January 6th, 2009 12:40 am ET

The Travolta/Preston family deserves to be able to grieve in private. I don't think any parent would like to trade places with them at this time! John, Kelly, & Ella Blue have been dealt a horrific blow. When John and/or Kelly want to speak to the media, they will do so.


kitty lutke   January 6th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Don't Scientologist believe in no medication? Don't you think that is a bad thing? John T. is a brilliant man, but did his religion kill his son?


Monica   January 6th, 2009 12:42 am ET

My heart is heavy and my prayers are with Kelly, John, and Ella. Their son/brother is gone and no autopsy in the world is going to change that. They were a loving family and deserve privacy in their grief. I also pray that the media will not disgregard their right to privacy in such a painful tragegy. God be with them, today and always.


Steven in Chicago   January 6th, 2009 12:42 am ET

What a tragedy for Jett's family. I hope it helps his family and friends know that there are so many people who understand and care.

Assuming that the autopsy was performed no differently than any other and tissue was sent for toxicological analysis, would it be possible for the cause of death to be changed or amended should another or contributing sources of death be detected?


Lisa Knightly   January 6th, 2009 12:42 am ET

This is an apsolute tragedy about Jett Travolta. It is a reality check for those who are not of the hollywood world. They are human, they do , geel, they do laugh, they do hurt, and unfortunately they do hurt and they can lose a child, and feel the pain and absolute grief associated with it. They are not immortal and this tragedy to this beautiful family is evidence of that. I have 2 young children and I could not imagine lossing either of them. I give them my sorrow and grief of not a fan, but of a mother ...who could never imagine going through the pain of losing a child. I think the world needs to be reminded of the fact that they are not just "Famous" they are parents....
Sincerly
Lisa Knightly


Alex Cox   January 6th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Larry,
I appreciate your show. However, I feel like this subject matter is only important because of the "star status". This affects so many people. His death is news, but this coverage is not necessary. I am sorry for their loss, but come on . . . .


Dustin   January 6th, 2009 12:42 am ET

As a teenage citizen of Ocala I'm am shocked at this tragedy. As everyone will tell you, the Travolta's are just an "average" family living in a simple town like ours. I saw John shopping at Target and attending our local Regal Cinema, he's just an average guy and a caring father. My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family.


greta fernandez   January 6th, 2009 12:43 am ET

It doesn't matter if the child had any disabilities, the focus at hand is that the Travolta's have lost a child and no matter what was health problems the child had , right now he is gone and nothing will bring him back. Let us respect there lost and privacy.


Sandy   January 6th, 2009 12:44 am ET

My heart aches for the Travoltas. I have experienced a lot of loss in my lifetime, however, by the grace of God I have not lost a child. John and Kelly seemed to have escaped the trappings of alot of celebrity couples, in the fact that they always appeared to be very grounded and their highest priority was their children. Their joy was almost palpable and exuded from them. I know Jett must have been a wonderful son-–but John and Kelly were also exceptional parents. I feel a deep compassion and sadness for this couple and have been praying for them, and will continue to do so. I pray that God will fill them with a sense of peace in knowing, that although Jett's life was short, he was blessed with a wonderful family that loved him deeply.


Sue Kaminsky   January 6th, 2009 12:45 am ET

I am so disappointed in you Larry. I turned on your show and promptly turned it off. The Travolta family tried to live in their community inconspicous. Obviously, they are well known, celebrities, however TODAY they are grieving the loss of their son. Give them their privacy and respect and somehow I hope that the reporters and photographers will act as they would want others to treat them in their hour of grief.


jane carney   January 6th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Larry, it is very unflattering to you to jump on the rabid press bandwagon with your remarks and inferences regarding jett' travolta's passing. think about it-what if it were one of your precious sons. let's give th man a break and let the family grieve for their terrible loss. take a lesson from depak, be a gentleman.


Cleo   January 6th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Our prayers definitely goes out to the Travolta's and I cannot imagine loosing one of my boys. When I look at the picture of John and his son over the waters, you can see the love and closeness they have for each other and the stillness of the waters. I say the closeness they have because I know John and his wife knows that he will always be with them. Cleo, Vidalia,Georgia


Rob Mathison   January 6th, 2009 12:48 am ET

It doesn't matter that the Travolta's are celebrities, they have lost a child. I cannot think of a more difficult time in one's lifetime. As a dad of a 12 year old I offer my sincerest condolences and prayers to the Travolta family.


jon ontario,canada   January 6th, 2009 12:49 am ET

why can't you guys (the media) just drop it already isn't the family going through enough. this constent coverage in my opinion doesn't make it any easier especially when the media speculates that the family is moving to quickly with the arrangements (the autopsy etc.) PLEASE drop it already. the family has to be getting irratated with this constent attention, and deserve to deal with this tradgedy in peace and quiet. finally my heart goes out to the family


cheryl hime   January 6th, 2009 12:49 am ET

The Travolta family just lost heir son. And people are questioning if what they did was right. This past jan 26, 2008 there were 5 young men who lost their young lives at the end of greystone airport and the Travolta family sent flowers and a card and they did not question who or what did wrong they just lost a son every one should show respect and love and leave them alone. Forget that they are in the lime light all the time right now they are a family with a hole in their hearts . Our prayers go out to the family. No one can feel what a parent feels when losing a child that child is a part of them that they can never get back. Except from all the great memories they have had together. My husband cries every night for the lost of his son he misses him more than words can say life will never be the same with out Devon Hime . And I know the Travoltas are feeling the same. Every one should leave them alone.


Lisa Knightly   January 6th, 2009 12:50 am ET

This is an absolute tragedy about Jett Travolta. It is a reality check for those who are not of the hollywood world. They are human, they do feel, they do laugh, they hurt, and they can lose a child, and feel the pain and absolute grief associated with it. They are not immortal and this tragedy to this beautiful family is evidence of that. I have 2 young children and I could not imagine losing either of them. I give them my sorrow and grief of not a fan, but of a mother …who could never imagine going through the pain of losing a child, that they must be going through. I think the world needs to be reminded of the fact that they are not just “Famous” they are parents….
Sincerly
Lisa Knightly


margie   January 6th, 2009 12:51 am ET

The Travoltas are a beautiful family and deserve the utmost respect and privacy at this difficult time. Lets not forget what Kelly Preston must be going through as his mother. God Bless Jett!!


Richard   January 6th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Its tragic that this child died from a very treatable condition like seizure. He apparently was known to have seizures and I would assume that he was on anti-seizure medication. I understand that there has been some question as to whether scientology and scientologists like the Travolta's believe in treating seizures with medication. If in fact this child was not on seizure medication and died as a result of this treatable condition, then could the parents be found responsible, perhaps guilty of child endangerment or abuse or worse? I know in the past parents have withheld medical care to their children for religious reasons that would put the child in danger and the court system stepped in to protect the child. Would that or should that be investigated here?


kevin   January 6th, 2009 12:51 am ET

sorry larry, but it seems to me that you nor all meida have such little respect for people. i guess its just what will sell and be damned with people.are you woried about rateings? iv been watching you for years,no more,i lost my mom ,my dad,my sister,3 of my brouthers. i hated the clamer in jonior high. hopo you are #1 in tv brodcast, for your sake,me im tuneing out from you as of this moment.


Shari   January 6th, 2009 12:52 am ET

My condolenses to the Travolta family. What a terrible way to start the new year. Rest in peace, Jett.

Media, please let the family grieve in peace!


mary key   January 6th, 2009 12:53 am ET

First,Much Love and prayers for the Travolta family as they find comfort and peace. Larry. I have heard of some conflict about finding John and Kelly,s son. The time etc. John and the kids have different sleeping schedules than most. Stay up at night and sleep in daytime hours. I heard John talking about that on a talk show. Would that explain the confusion about when they found his son and if it were at bedtime or not since they could have had different bedtime hours than most? Anyway, I just hope people just know that child was loved.


Gary Litteer   January 6th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Larry King: Can't you and CNN leave grieving people alone. Rather than report the news you beome the news. Put yourself in his position would you want every private detail put under a microscope.
Report the story with sensitivity, and brevity and move on. You are good Mr. King, tell your producer to get a life. The world is in a lot of hurt, please lead, try not to exploit.

Gary Litteer, Western Wa.


Dianne Herber   January 6th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Why is the media so unfeeling toward celebrities when they suffer a tragedy in their family? Even famous people need privacy, in order to grieve for their loss. It is cruel and unconscionable to hound people for sensational pictures and/or statements. They need to be able to grieve, and to be alone with their families. Please leave celebrities alone at times like this. John Travolta is just like you or me in needing to have this personal time in privacy. Leave them alone! Normal people don't care about Travolta's religion. That's personal. Most normal people feel anger toward the press when they make big issues of these tragedies. There is a lot more pressing news out there than the personal crisis of John Travolta and his family.


Liselotte Angel Robinson   January 6th, 2009 12:55 am ET

My thoughts and heart goes to any family that has lost a child, and now we see a beautiful picture of a father and a son, not just because they are Travoltas but because parents have lost a wonderful young child. It is a tragedy and nothing ever will be the same again.
But life has to continue and with mindfulness we accept and move on as good as we can and know. Very hard and painful.
All love to all parents that have lost their child/children.

Liselotte


Miriam   January 6th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Jett's death has been determined as seizures, however, what type of seizures Jett sufferd from has not been mentioned. There are many types of seizures, some being life threatening, so until the proper diagnosis of siezure has been made comments should be restrained. It's amazing how quickly people make judgements, not knowing that one day it may be them dealing with the same situation. My heart goes out to the Travoltas. I have 2 daughters and I cannot imagine loosing one of them. John Travolta is the only actor I am a fan of and I am very sorry that he and Kelly Preston have to bury their pride and joy. May God watch over them always.
My Condolances to the Travoltas,
Miriam E. Sang
San Juan, PR


Bruce Shenkel   January 6th, 2009 12:57 am ET

to the travolta family, i am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful child. i will pray for you all to be strong in your time of grieving. god bless you all. believe me,i cried when i heard the news of your son.take care


GAYLE GODOY   January 6th, 2009 12:58 am ET

UNTIL YOU HAVE LOST A CHILD YOU CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE THE PAIN..I KNOW THAT PAIN..I PRAY FOR KELLY & JOHN TRAVOLTA & THEIR DAUGHTER....ITS EASY TO SAY"JOHN'S SON", BUT THE WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH TO JETT HAS A "SPECIAL KIND OF GRIEF"..PLEASE GIVE THEM THE SPACE THEY NEED AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS SO THEY CAN GRIEVE PRIVATELY...WE OWE THE THAT. THANKS FOR LISTENING


Melody   January 6th, 2009 12:59 am ET

OK here is the thing. The media left the Obama girls alone on their first day of school what about the GREATEST PARENTS in the world?!!Leave them alone to mourn and grieve this horrible loss.
I am leaving them a heartfelt prayer. GOD BLESS YOU JOHN, KELLY AND ELLA.


Helene   January 6th, 2009 1:02 am ET

I am apalled to be watching an armchair quarterback discussion of the autopsy, cremation and funeral arrangements of Jett Travolta. Have you no shame? Was there really no actual news to discuss?
The family and loved ones of this young man deserve nothing less than the heartfelt sympathy and support of us all. More importantly, they deserve sensitivity, respect and privacy. Celebrity status does not give the media or the public any right to treat this intensely personal time as a circus sideshow. I once believed that CNN stood for journalistic integrity.
Larry, shame on you!


Lori Doggett   January 6th, 2009 1:02 am ET

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Travolta family. May their hearts and souls stay strong through this painful and difficult time!


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