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Kelly Preston Passes Away At 57 Following Battle with Cancer

July 13, 2020 | Posted by Ashish
Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston, best known for her roles in Jerry Maguire, For The Love of the Game, and Gotti, passed away at the age of 57 on Sunday following a two year battle with breast cancer. Preston had kept her cancer diagnosis private, so today’s news surprised many.

Her husband of 28 years, John Travolta, announced the news on Instagram.

“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. 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.
All my love,
JT”

Her family issued the following statement to PEOPLE regarding the decision to keep her cancer battle private.

“Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

Preston leaves behind two children: daughter Ella, 20, and son Benjamin, 9. She and Travolta also had another son, Jett, who died in 2009 at age 16.

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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. 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. All my love, JT

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