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John Travolta and Kelly Preston's Statement About Jett's Death

As more details start to emerge about John Travolta and Kelly Preston's 16-year-old son, Jett's tragic death on Friday, fans of the famous family have been expressing their condolences and sadness. After working on it for some time, the family released a statement today on both John and Kelly's websites. It says:

"We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their love and condolences. Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives. We have received many messages of condolence from around the world and we want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. It has meant so much to us. It is a beautiful reminder of the inherent goodness in the human spirit that gives us hope for a brighter future.
With love, John, Kelly and Ella"

Our thoughts remain with the family and their loved ones during this unimaginably heartbreaking time. At least it sounds like they are surrounded by support from their friends near and far as they begin to cope with the tragedy.

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jessie jessie 8 years
famous or not...parents should never have to bury their child...never.
postingh postingh 8 years
Heart breaking deep sadness I saw a photo of Jett holding his Dad near the water, one of the most beautiful pictures of Love I have ever seen. The photo embraces a rarely seen full view of how the child holds up a parent's Love, and how strong a bond there can be between a father and son. Sympathies to the Travolta Family and all who had the privilege of knowing Jett
bleached bleached 8 years
So sad. Breaks my heart to read about anyone having to to deal with the loss of a child. My condolences to the family.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
as always, they issued such a nice statement. this has to be a very hard time for them, and i hope that they are able to get through it together.
wicca_08 wicca_08 8 years
This is so sad.
Sam-Hamarskiona Sam-Hamarskiona 8 years
I am a huge fan of John and his films When I heard about this tragic news. I was so saddened. Sincerest sympathy to John and his family Hot Hotty ( Sam)
bluecrabbs bluecrabbs 8 years
I just read the people site on new developments on this family and it made me cry. I pray for them and its really heartbreaking losing a child. My dog has seizures and I took him off his meds because the docs said the meds seem to make him worst. I just cherish and comfort my dog during the attacks because Im not sure if he can survive or not. This retired lady I visit on my volunteer time had a seizure too and hit her head on the vending machine. She reminded me of Jett now because with all her bleeding I thought she would not make it.
Txredd Txredd 8 years
So very tragic. My heart goes out to them and their loved ones. Am keeping them in my prayers.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Really sad. Losing a child is not something you ever "get over". I believe this is the second time John has had someone he loved dieing in his arms. Fatal bathroom head injuries are not so rare really. Easy place to fall with many hard surfaces. For the people who want to blame COS, the family evidently has had him on medication, according to a post on TMZ. Also X17 received some very nice family photos with Jett that they've posted. He looked so much like his father.
sinsational sinsational 8 years
This is so heartbreaking, can't even imagine such pain. They are in my prayers.
albamar albamar 8 years
My condolences to John,kelly and family.. :(
lazybones101 lazybones101 8 years
As everyone has said, it is very sad. It is also a bit shocking to me. Though there is no rational reason for it, I am always surprised when a tragedy strikes the life of a celebrity. It is like I think they are immune. Clearly, they are not. Anyway, it is heartbreaking. I can't even imagine the heartbreak they feel. My sincere condolences to the Travolta family.
sofi sofi 8 years
So tragic for them. I feel for the whole family because of their great loss but also because they ultimately won't be able to handle this privately without speculations and accusations. No matter what was happening in their home, these parents will have enough guilt to last a lifetime just from not being there in time or doing something differently to prevent this tragedy. RIP Jett.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
This is so sad. My condolences.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Deepest condolences to the family... so very sad.
Kitten98 Kitten98 8 years
soooooooo sad. i have to admit, i did think of CO$ for a minute, and the allegations that they didnt get him proper care. but ultimately, it's just such a sad, sad story. my heart and prayers go out to them. john travolta seems like a good person and he must be so terribly heartbroken.
Lukin Lukin 8 years
By the very nature of survivor's guilt and the loss of their child, I'm sure John and Kelly already feel "responsible" enough for Jett's death without the Scientology rumors, just by playing the "what if" game that every parent does when they lose a child. I feel so badly for them; I don't have any children myself, but I cannot fathom what they are going through.
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
omg that is so sad!
vlada vlada 8 years
This is so sad and shame on those people making accusations because of their religion.
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
I feel bad for all of them. Having to bury your child must be the most unnatural feeling ever. I just hope that whatever happened Jett can RIP.
sherylynne sherylynne 8 years
I was so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts have been on them.
badkitty badkitty 8 years
vmruby, you took the words right out of my mouth. there really are no words. so sad.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
This is just beyond sad.My deepest sympathies to the Travolta family for their loss.I would be inconsolable if god forbid it was one of my kids.No parent should ever have to bury a child......
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
This really is such a tragic situation. My heart goes out to them.
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