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July 10, 2009

Travolta's wife to break silence over son's tragic death

Posted: 08:49 AM ET

Actress Kelly Preston, whose son Jett Travolta died earlier this year, will talk publicly in October about how she and her husband, actor John Travolta, have dealt with their grief.

Preston, 46, will appear on a panel titled "Grief and Resilience" at a conference hosted by California first lady Maria Shriver, according to a conference spokeswoman.

Jett, 16, was found unconscious on January 2, while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas' West End. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, local police said.

The Travolta family has not spoken publicly about the exact cause of Jett's death, but employees of the funeral home that handled the remains said in January the death certificate listed "seizure" as the cause of death.

The family has remained out of the public eye since his death, only issuing a few written statements.

When his latest movie, "The Taking of Pelham 123," was released last month, John Travolta did not take part in the publicity tour to promote the movie, instead issuing a short statement saying his family needed "additional time to reconcile our loss."

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frannie   July 10th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

they loved him very much ..


syl   July 10th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

So many rumors and innuendos; I don't believe will ever know the truth.


Dodie ~ Irvine, California   July 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I completely understand the family's need for privacy! It is very tragic losing a child! My condolences to the Travolta family!


Jadeal2009   July 11th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

another tragic loss. I send my prayers and blessings to the Travolta fam. God Bless


myangel82   July 12th, 2009 12:20 am ET

I know how they feel about being away from the public. It is very tough to lose a son. My only son was killed in an auto accident. Takes alot out of you. I have prayed alot for their family because I understand.
I am so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you so much.


marleni cardozo   July 13th, 2009 12:53 am ET

michael i ♥ you !!!
will be always in my heart
i never forget you!!!


Joe Ricci   July 13th, 2009 3:11 am ET

I admire Micheal for his for thoughts and musical talents!!!
Rev AL's comment that the press is being critical and shouldn't be running Michael's name into the ground with the pending crimes.
I cannot beleive JOE Jackson using his son's death to promote his new recording label. Even in death he is abusing his son!!!
He really showed his TRUE side!!


ARETI - GREECE   July 13th, 2009 4:49 am ET

DEAR ALL, THANKS FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE BEYOND THE OBVIOUS, UNFORTUNATELLY FOR THIS AMAZINGAND GRACEFULL HUMAN BEEING HE HAD TO DIE FOR EVERYONE TO UKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT HIS TRAYMATIC LIFE MADE HIM UNHAPPY AND SELFDISTRACTIVE, WHY SUDDENLY EVERYONE SEES THE TRUTH???WHY SUDDENLY EVERYONE REALISES THAT HE WAS VICTIMISED BY THE SYSTEM THAT ONES MADE HIM A KING???WHERE WERE ALL OF HIS FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ASSOCIATES ALL THIS TIME??? HOW COME AND ONE DAY HE IS HEALTHY – WORTH 17MILLION INSURANCE- AND NEXT DAY HE IS DEAD???WHICH INSURANCE POLICY COVERS A 100% SURE LOSS FROM THE 1ST MINUTE AND ONLY FOR THE CASE OF ACCIDENT AND OVERDOSE???
I WILL STAY TUNED FOR MORE TRUTHS
GREETINGS FROM GREECE


Fariba   July 13th, 2009 5:47 am ET

This was Michael's reality: "Let your vision be world embracing" Baha'i Writings: This is a reality ever increasing in human consciousness.


bryan fabian   July 13th, 2009 6:07 am ET

l have thought about michael Jackson's death and l can only compare it to one man that lived.The only difference is that one was in the ancient days and the other is in the contemporary.He was accused falsely yet He was innocent.Michael was accussued falsely but he was innocent.When they died, people realized why they were here and their impact to the world will live till the end of time.Michael lives forever,Jesus lives forever.Thanks to the family of Jackson through whom came this great son.God will comfort you.


Edna   July 13th, 2009 7:38 am ET

Hi Larry, thank you for SHOWING. The Public that MJ. WAS INDEED HUMAN.....THERE HAS RUMORS THAT ONE OF THE CHILDREN THAT ACCUSED HIM HAS COME FORTH AND STATED IT WAS ALL A LIE..HIS FATHER MADE HIM DO IT FOR THE MONEY...WHATEVER THE TRUTH MAY BE I KNOW YOU WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!!! Maybe the peace he sought in LIFE Will be given to him in DEATH. YOU WILL BE MISSED FOREVER MICHEAL. LOVE ALWAYS EDNA


L'Judie Matt-Simmons   July 13th, 2009 8:19 am ET

Dear Mr. King,
I am surprised at you7 not knowing more about Black culture. It is and
has been the tradition that in the event of parental death, some one in the family always takes the children. Do you know how many grandparents are rearing their grandchildren! Why all the concern about Michael's children? Is it because they look white? The family should rear the children.

Reverend L'Judie Matt-Simmons


bill ashe   July 13th, 2009 8:59 am ET

I'm very sorry for the loss of your son Jett Travolta , the loss of a son must be trajec, and hopfully the media will leave you alone so you my fully greeve


Clarke Gaines   July 13th, 2009 10:13 am ET

There is no doubt how hard this has been on John,Kelly and the rest of the family.Yet why is it the have stayed,and will stay out of the public"s eye,nor even do any acting for a while?They need to go on,like normal people and resume their normal lives.No matter how close we to the ones we love.Unless its under certain circumstances,Normal people go back to work in 3 – 5 days.Hopefully they will get on with their lives


Clarke Gaines   July 13th, 2009 10:22 am ET

Secondly,scientology,and people who use it as a religion and a guide is in fact playing with fire when it comes to getting help in the treatment of medical problems etc.Its a belief that praying will cure all and hopefully thats not the case in their sons plight.


Clarke Gaines   July 13th, 2009 10:26 am ET

Read january 4th"s New york Post artical on their sons death ,it is a little insight on scientology and what can happen


khalida hanif   July 13th, 2009 10:38 am ET

for Michael Jackson,May Allah put him in Jannat(Amin).He was a great guy on the earth.People should not talk bad about him,he is already gone to Allah. Just pray for him.


renee pearman   July 13th, 2009 10:57 am ET

WAY back in the day when Bob Dylan came on the scene, he did a song called 'Who Killed Davey Moore' about a boxer who dies in the ring. Each verse is the excuse given by every person around him as to why it wasn't their fault. Quite appropriate for today.


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