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John Travolta's son died

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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NASSAU (Reuters) - The teenage son of actor John Travolta died suddenly on Friday during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to the family's lawyer.

Jett Travolta, 16, suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, attorney Michael Ossi said.

Attempts were made to revive him, but he died at the scene, Ossi said.

Jett, who had a history of seizures, was the eldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston. They also have a daughter, Ella Blue, who was born in 2000.

(Reporting by John Marquis; editing by Jane Sutton and Mohammad Zargham)







by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Here's some more info about Jett. So sad! I didn't realize Jett had issues but he was diagnosed with a disease called Kawasaki Diseas. Talks about it more below.

John with wife Kelly Preston and their children Ella Blue and Jett (Photo: Splash News Online)

UPDATE: RADAR has learned that Jett fell and struck his head on a bathtub before passing away. Both John and his wife Kelly Preston were at home when the tragedy happened. Jett was dead by the time he arrived at the hospital, sources in the Bahamas tell RADAR.

Kelly Preston walks with Jett Travolta

UPDATE: In a 2003 interview on the Montel Williams TV show, Kelly Preston discussed her son Jett's battle with Kawasaki disease. "When he was about two years old, he became very, very ill, but it seemed like flu symptoms," she said. "When I took him to the doctor on about the third or fourth occasion, his fever in the doctor's office went up to 105. They had to bring it down. It was really scary. He had rashes all over his body. His lymph nodes were swollen." Kelly described how Jett kept getting sick and she kept taking him to the doctor until he was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. "They don't know how you acquirer it," she told Montel. "They're not sure if its viral, if its through chemicals. It causes swelling in the organs, so your heart can swell, different important organs can swell.

"We thought at one point we were going to lose him. It was horrifying. "

She told Montel that she saw a link between carpet cleaners and Kawasaki disease. She went on to say that Jett suffered from allergies and asthma as well.

UPDATE: Jett was detoxed.

In her 2003 TV interview with Montel Williams, Kelly Preston talked about how she detoxed her son Jett with Scientology methods after he was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. Kelly said: "Initially I had a friend of environmental scientist and a toxicologist, go through our home and tell us exactly what was going on in the home. It wasn't only the carpet. We had lots of cleansers under the sink. We were using all sorts of chemicals."

Kelly says she started Jett on a detox program called Clean--Clear Body and Clear Mind," an L. Ron Hubbard program. Hubbard is the founder of Scientology.

"This is a program that's detailed in the (Hubbard) book," Kelly told Montel. " We basically store all of these chemicals and poisons and toxins that you breathe, eat, that you're around constantly. Radiation from the son, you store it in your fatty tissues. And over the years it builds up and this is a program of how you can detoxify it completely and purify your body. It's brilliant."

Jett suffered from a condition known as Kawasaki disease.

Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of small- and medium-sized arteries throughout the body, including the coronary arteries. It mostly affects children from ages 2 to 5. Identified by a Japanese doctor, Tomisaku Kawasaki, in 1967, Kawasaki disease is also called mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome because it also affects lymph nodes, skin and the mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose and throat.

Kawasaki disease occurs more often in boys than girls, and most commonly in children of Japanese or Korean descent, although any child can get it. It can cause serious complications of the heart and the blood vessels that supply the heart. Some of the complications of Kawasaki disease may be life-threatening.

The condition is not preventable, but it's treatable in most cases. Most children recover from Kawasaki disease without serious problems.

by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Sorry to here about this.But if he had seizers constantly then that is no way to lead a life rich or not.I never relized he was so big.For some reason i was thinking he was a little boy.when i first saw the headline i thought it was Diana Hyland son that had died.I'll keep John and Kelly in my prayers

by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 7:28 PM sadd!! 

by Member on Jan. 2, 2009 at 8:03 PM

This is just so sad and a horrible way for the family to start the new year.  My prayers and condolences go out to all of them.

by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2009 at 3:53 AM

So very sad!!! My heart goes out to his family...

im sorry

"I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger."

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