The sad news broke that Kelly Preston has died. She died on Sunday, July 12, 2020, after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She chose to keep her cancer battle private. Kelly was the wife of actor John Travolta. They had three children together, Ella, 20, Benjamin 9, and Jett who passed away when he was 16.
Her daughter Ella shared a touching post on Instagram for her late mother. She shared a photo of her mom and wrote, “I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what.”
Kelly Preston’s family shares touching tributes after news of her passing
The post continued, “Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama.❤️”
John shared the news and his own tribute on Instagram as well. He wrote, “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. … Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while.”
Other stars have paid tributes to Kelly as well, including some of her former co-stars. SpaceCamp co-star Lea Thompson said, “I am so very sad to hear of my old friend @therealkellypreston passing. We had so much fun making #spacecamp all those many years ago. She was always full of love and light and Hawaiian breeziness. Kelly was so beautiful inside and out. Went way too young. #heartbroken for her whole family #breastcancerawareness is so important. Hold each other close and let’s keep fighting for a cure.”
Shocked by this sad news. Kelly was such a bright loving soul, a talented actress, and a loving mom and wife. My heart breaks for her family who have already known such sadness and grief. Join me in sending them love and strength. #RIP #KellyPreston https://t.co/DndcfOtlOn
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) July 13, 2020
Maria Shriver tweeted, “Shocked by this sad news. Kelly was such a bright loving soul, a talented actress, and a loving mom and wife. My heart breaks for her family who have already known such sadness and grief. Join me in sending them love and strength. #RIP #KellyPreston”
Very sad and shocking news this morning. We send our condolences to John, Ella, Benjamin, and Kelly’s family and friends at this tough time.