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Jett Travolta Dead at 16 (John Travolta's Son)

Jett Travolta Dead at 16 (John Travolta's Son)

Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta has died after suffering a seizure at his family’s vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.

Travolta‘s attorney, Michael Ossi, tells Reuters that attempts were made to revive him, but he died at the scene.

Access reports Jett fell and hit his head on a bathtub at the hotel. TMZ reports Jett was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital.

Travolta, 54, wife Kelly Preston, 46, and their family had been vacationing in the Bahamas. Travolta and Preston also have a daughter, Ella, 8.

Travolta has said Jett suffered from Kawasaki Syndrome (a condition that leads to heart disease in rare cases). Preston has also said Jett suffered from asthma and blamed household cleaners, fertilizers and pesticides for sparking the condition. According to People, she credited a detoxification program based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard with helping to improve Jett‘s health.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Travolta family and friends.

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  • LuckyL

    That’s really a damn shame. I hope they reached out to the professional medical community and didn’t leave any stone unturned due to certain beliefs, though what will be, will be.

  • LuckyL

    My condolences.

  • Chantal

    Oh! This is so sad :(
    My thoughts go out to the Travolta family :(

  • cutie

    Very sad. :-( My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • saris

    omg so sad =/

  • mm

    omg that poor family

  • What?

    I hope that this is NOT because he didn’t receive the proper treatment because of the cult of scientology.

    It may have been some type of accident.

    Let’s wait and see……

  • Sunset

    My deepest sympathies. I will always be a fan of you. Love going out to you and your family.

  • Talen

    That’s terrible. I wish them the best at this time.

  • reni

    OMG….im sad :(

  • grace

    Thats horrible! i’m deepley sorry for their loss and i will pray for them. Jett sharas the same birthday with me as i am 16 myself. 13th of april 1992. i hope the press wont keep asking questions and bug John and his family like they did with Heath. Bless them. XX

  • Amy

    My heart just dropped. That’s terrible!

  • OMG

    So sad!! I know how hard it is for a parent to bury a child. My prayer goes out to the Travoltas.

  • mslewis

    Poor Jett!! He had a sad life. His parents refused to get him treatment for autism and kept him hidden away. There are no “damaged” children in scientology, you know!! At least now he’s free!! I hope he rests in peace.

  • Hugo

    He so young , RIP

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  • vicks

    omg this is so sad. my prayers go out to his family…

  • LuckyL

    “With early treatment, rapid recovery from the acute symptoms can be expected and the risk of coronary artery aneurysms greatly reduced. Untreated, the acute symptoms of Kawasaki disease are self-limited (i.e. the patient will recover eventually), but the risk of coronary artery involvement is much greater. Overall, about 2% of patients die from complications of coronary vasculitis.”

    Oh no, I’m reading red flags. Only 2% die from complications? Early treatment is vital and gives rapid recovery?

  • LuckyL

    “Overall, life-threatening complications resulting from therapy for Kawasaki disease are exceedingly rare, especially compared with the risk of non-treatment.”

    Omg dude…

  • LuckyL

    Anyway, I remember also watching a case of this on Mystery Diagnosis on Discovery Health. Crazy.

  • a realist

    My heartfelt condolences to the Travolta family. Rest in peace, Jett.

  • vanessajonas

    my condolences to the family

  • hannahmumma

    all feelings aside about john travolta’s choice of religion……it is a terrible tragedy that they have lost their son…their first born child…..and ella’s brother at the age of 16…… condolences to john, kelly and ella for the loss of their dear jett!!

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  • *******

    My thoughts and prayers go out to John, Kelly and Ella. How sorry I am for their loss:(

  • LoneWolf

    though it is a sad day and my prayers are with the family, I am a firm believer in a saying I heard years ago when I worked in a Childrens hospital said by a priest…..Only the good die young… (good at heart, life, etc) Peace and God Bless to the family….

  • Laura

    I feel so sorry for John and his family, they must be devestated and beside themselves with grief. My condolences to the family at this tragic time!

  • someone

    omg this is shocking and so sad. rip jett and my condolences go out to your family

  • Lucas

    1. the death of any child is a sad thing

    2. what diff does it make if he did or didn’t have any form of autism. geez jared. did someone give you a minimum words you had to have.

    3. IF, and I don’t know that it is, come in any way from Jett’s parents refusing treatments due to their CoS beliefs, then they got what they deserved losing him. Pity it wasn’t just to child services. I know that sounds a tad harsh but really, no religion, cult or whatever is more important than the life of another human, especially a child.

  • nika

    how sad, RIP.

  • lanolin…like sheep’s wool

    All of my condolences to the family. They will be in my prayers.

  • Charlene

    OMG. The loss of a child is unimaginable. My heart goes out to this family!

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  • sheryl

    I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to John, Kelly, and their family.

  • imaginaque

    My heart goes out to them. I don’t care what their religious beliefs are; losing a child is a terrible tragedy.

  • laura

    I have always admired John and Kelly. My heart goes out to them and their daughter. People need to give them time to grieve

  • British Latin American

    I was shocked when I read that. Sincere sympathies to the Travolta family. I hope people keep that in mind before using this time to make mean judgments about the Travoltas.

  • debra77

    I have been off line most of the day… This is such sad news for this family. I think it is right to say that sometimes whether we are fans of a celeb or not that we sometimes forget that these are real people.. People who suffer lose as we all do. I will say a prayer for them to find strength through this time.. and hope that they and we all know that we are never alone..

  • Lillianne

    How awful for them. Deepest sympathy to the Travolta family.

  • CR30.01

    The death of a child is one of the most unatural things that can happen to anyone. It’s plain simply horrible. My condolences to the family.

  • volleyballgrl

    actually on other websites it says that he suffered a seizure in the hotel and then couldnt get revived..he didnt get to the hospital in time.

  • annie..

    OMJ!!! I’M SOOO SORRY !!!

  • tom

    Their daughters inheritance just got bigger. Lucky girl. Hardship is good for the soul.

  • betty

    My thoughts and prayers to the Travolta family

  • abby

    I,m shocked by the news my heart goes out to John and his family
    this is not a good start to a new year :(

  • Angela

    Wow. How terrible. John Travolta first lost the love of his life to Cancer(pre wife) and now his son at the age of 16-

    I pray that every medical possibility was made available immediately to this child.

  • wade

    maybe they can heal him with magic science powers, tom knows how.

  • Kate Walsh Fansite

    omg this is so sad

  • elle

    My deepest condolences to the family.

  • Naomi

    My heart goes out to his family and friends. I can’t even imagine how much pain they must be in.