Kelly Preston, who played a dramatic and comical role, ranging from actors ranging from Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Twins, has died, said her husband, John Travolta. She was 57 years old.
Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years, who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, died on Sunday.
“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,” said Travolta. “She bravely fought with the love and support of many.”
The couple had three children together.
Preston had a long acting career in film and television, sometimes appearing together in films with her husband, including on Battlefield Earth in 2000.
Preston starred opposite Kevin Costner in the 1999 movie For the Love of the Game, and in 2004 he appeared in Maroon 5’s She Will Be Loved music video.
She had frequent roles as a guest actress on television series such as Medium, CSI: Cyber, and Joey.
Preston and Travolta were married at a midnight ceremony in Paris in 1991, when the couple were expecting their first child, Jett. They had two children, their daughter Ella Bleu in 2000 and a son, Benjamin, in 2010.
Jett died at age 16 in January 2009 after a seizure at the family’s vacation home in the Bahamas. The death led to a case in court after an ambulance driver and his lawyer were accused of trying to extort money from the actors for $ 25 million in exchange for not disclosing confidential information about their son’s death.
Travolta testified during a criminal trial that ended in a null trial and was prepared to testify a second time, but decided to stop pursuing the case. She cited the severe tension in the case and the death of her son had caused the family.
Both Preston and Travolta returned to acting, with Preston’s first role in Nicholas Sparks’ adaptation, The Last Song, starring Miley Cyrus and her future husband, Liam Hemsworth.
Travolta and Preston met while filming The Experts in 1988.
The last time they starred together was the 2018 movie Gotti, with Travolta playing John Gotti and Preston playing the wife of the crime boss, Victoria.
Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered, Travolta wrote on Instagram. She added: “I will take time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you have not heard from us for a while. But keep in mind that I will feel your outpouring of love in the coming weeks and months as we heal. “
Preston’s death was first reported by People magazine.