Actress Kelly Preston, known for her roles in “Jerry Maguire” and “Twins”, has died aged 57 after battling breast cancer for nearly two years, her husband, actor John Travolta said late Sunday.
Travolta announced her death in a lengthy post on Instagram, saying:
“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,”
He added: “My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. 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. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.” Travolta concluded.
Preston’s final film role was in the 2018 film “Gotti” in which she played Victoria Gotti, the wife of Mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on screen by Travolta.
She was also best known for her roles in the 1986 film “SpaceCamp”, in the 1988 film “Twins” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire” with Tom Cruise, in the 1999 film “For Love of the Game” with Kevin Costner, in the 1998 film “Holy Man” with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum.
Furthermore, she collaborated with her husband in many films including the 2000 film “Battlefield Earth”, as well as with Kevin Costner in the 1999 film “For the Love of the Game”, and in Maroon 5’s 2004 music video “She Will Be Loved”.
The couple first met in 1987 while filming “The Experts”, and tied the knot in 1991. They held their first wedding ceremony in Paris.
The couple had three children, two sons and a daughter. On January 2, 2009, The duo’s elder son, Jett, who suffered from Kawasaki disease as an infant and had a history of seizures, passed away aged 16 in January 2009 after a seizure at the family’s holiday home in the Bahamas.