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John Travolta's son died???***UPDATE IN RED***

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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OMG!!! TMZ is reporting that John Tavolta's son died. Jett was 16...oh goodness...that is sooo sad!!

 

***UPDATE****

-- John Travolta's teenage son, Jett, died in the Bahamas after apparently suffering a seizure and hitting his head at his family's vacation home, authorities said Friday. A house caretaker found Jett, 16, unconscious in a bathroom late Friday morning. He was taken by ambulance to a Freeport hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Police Superintendent Basil Rahming said in a statement.

The teenager had last been seen entering the bathroom on Thursday and had a history of seizures, according to the statement. An autopsy is planned.

Family attorney Michael Ossi said in a statement that Jett died suddenly on Friday. Publicists Samantha Mast and Paul Block released the statement but could not be reached for additional comment.

A local police source said Jett apparently hit his head on the bathtub.

Jett was the oldest child of Travolta, 54, and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, 46, who also have an 8-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu.

Preston has said that Jett became very sick when he was 2 years old and was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, an illness that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels in young children. She blamed household cleaners and fertilizers, and said that a detoxification program based on teachings from the Church of Scientology helped improve his health, according to People magazine.

It is unclear whether Jett was taking any medications for his seizures.

The Scientology Celebrity Center in Los Angeles declined to comment. Both Travolta and Preston are practicing Scientologists.

A spokeswoman for Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport said she could not release any information because of privacy concerns.

The family had arrived in the Bahamas on a private plane Tuesday and was vacationing at their home in the Old Bahama Bay resort community.

"The Travolta family has become like family to us at Old Bahama Bay and we extend our deepest sympathies to them," said Robert Gidel, president of Ginn Resorts, the property's owner.

Family friend and Tampa-based attorney Michael McDermott told the Ocala Star-Banner on Friday that Travolta was "broken up" and noted that "Kelly's very quiet."

"Just say a prayer for them," he added. "That's all you can do at this point."

McDermott said that one of Travolta's close associates was making funeral arrangements in Ocala, Florida, where Travolta has a home

 

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themacs4
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Really?  How terribly sad!!!

Butterfly07Mama
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:03 PM

omg. I missed tmz  that is so sad. Did they say how or what he died from???

2angelsofheaven
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:03 PM

r they saying how he died?

 

LaNette000
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM

What happened to him?:(

R24Olomos
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM

How? I feel for him John Travolta seems like a nice guy and his wife is pretty love his movies

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crzybtful4_u
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/john-travoltas-son-dies-in-bahamas/17114

((*Steph--momma to Elijah,Brayden and Hannah



zillionaire
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM

What?  WOW!  That is so sad!

Wasn't there a lot of controversy about his having autism and his parents refusing to get him any type of treatment or therapy because it went against their beliefs as scientologists? 

R24Olomos
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Rand Memorial Hospital in the Bahamas tells TMZ the son of John Travolta died today.

We're told 16-year-old Jett was vacationing with Travolta and wife Kelly Preston. We do not know the circumstances of his death.

There have been reports that Jett was autistic, though Travolta has denied it, saying he suffers from Kawasaki Syndrome, a condition which often leads to heart disease.

UPDATE: 4:00 PM ET -- Travolta's attorney Michael Ossi says Jett suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.

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Jezzabelle718
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:05 PM

the one with autism?

 

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