We just received shocking news.
Kelly Preston has died. She was 57.
“On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer,” a family representative tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends,” the family rep says. “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 is survived by her husband John Travolta and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009.
Kelly Preston’s husband..actor John Travolta has just posted a statement on his Instagram:
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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
I’m in absolute shock. What a beautiful and amazing actress and person. So sad to hear of her passing at such a young age. My heart goes out to John Travolta and the entire family. What a loss. 🙏 RIP #KellyPreston https://t.co/yRqOmI3CjW— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 13, 2020
I am at a loss for words. No words. Just light to John Travolta and her children and family. Rest peacefully, Kelly Preston. pic.twitter.com/y3HxRSINHx— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) July 13, 2020
rest in peace kelly preston 💔 pic.twitter.com/RSDb3SrI2t— dusty (@BRBRASTREISAND) July 13, 2020
2020 is the ******* worst. I had the biggest crush on Kelly Preston. Loved her in Twins. RIP. pic.twitter.com/uFQeKODMtn— AMovieGuy.com (@LeosAMovieGuy) July 13, 2020
RIP Kelly Preston (Gorgeous actress and wife of John Travolta) at 57 from Cancer. Preston appeared in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably Mischief, Twins and Jerry Maguire. #RIPKellyPreston pic.twitter.com/gkAlkaP4Ci— Girls and Corpses (@girlsNcorpses) July 13, 2020