HOLLYWOO—Actress Kelly Preston, the wife of actor John Travolta, died on Sunday, July 12 after a two-year battle with breast cancer at the age of 57.
Preston was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and studied acting at USC. She soon started her acting career in 1985 with her first major movie role in “Mischief” after several minor roles in television shows, including “For Love and Honor.”
Preston married to Travolta, who starred as the lead in the musical “Grease,” on September 5, 1991, and later got married for a second time on U.S. soil in Daytona Beach, Florida. During their first wedding, Preston was already two months pregnant with their first son Jett. He died in January 2009, after suffering from a seizure at the age of 16.
Preston starred in the films “SpaceCamp” (1986), “Twins” (1988), “Jerry Maguire” (1996) and “For Love of the Game” (1999). Preston’s final film role was in the 2018 film “Gotti” in which she played Victoria Gotti, the wife of mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on screen by her real life husband.
Preston was undergoing medical treatment privately with the support of her family and close friends. She is survived by her husband John and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and their 9-year-old son, Benjamin.