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John Travolta's Son Dies

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John Travolta's son, 16-year-old Jett, died today, Friday.

Jett died while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas.

While circumstances surrounding the death are unknown, it can be surmised that it has something to do with Kawasaki disease, from which Jett reportedly suffered.

Not much is understood about Kawasaki disease, which is a condition that affects many parts of the body. It affects mostly boys under the age of 5. Its greatest complications are cardiac, which often lead to heart attack, even in children.

Our hearts go out to the Travolta family.

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  1. 1

    so sad

  2. 2

    :-( awwww keep strong danny!

  3. 3

    omg, so sad :(
    i didnt even know he had a son?

  4. 4

    So sad…. Rest in peace, Jett!

  5. 5

    RIP this is sad :(

  6. sushi says – reply to this


    It can be surmised? How the fuck do you know? He might have had something totally unrelated to his illness. Why not wait until more information is to be gleaned before assuming shit.

  7. 7

    very sad

  8. 8

    So sad.
    So sad.

  9. 9

    my prayers go out to the family

  10. 10

    Aww. that's sad. They're in my prayers. And no, not to Xenu.

  11. 11

    Wow, that's so sad. I knew his son was sickly, but I didn't know it was life threatening.

    My condolensenses to this family.

  12. 12

    so sad. what a way to start the year

  13. 13

    This is so sad!!!

  14. 14

    yeah saw that on tmz about an hour ago! so ad, my thoughts go out to them! perez i remem you making fun of that kid, i hope you have a heart and lay off!

  15. 15

    Isn't Kawasaki's Disease the thing that makes you run around the room going "Vroom Vrrroom" like a retard? Poor thing, and sadly now he's in Hell. Probably too many Thetans. :-(

  16. SusyQ says – reply to this


    omg that is so sad! My heart goes out to John, Kelly and their beautiful daughter..they must be so heartbroken

  17. 17

    this is sad..
    i actually got emotional when i read this..
    very very sad.

  18. 18

    I hope that since no other deaths have made you stop your cruelty to celebrity children, this might. Perez, some people look up to you, God knows why, but they do. You are extremely mean to others, perhaps your new years resolution could be to be more kind to others. You CAN report celebrity news without attacking the defenseless children.

  19. 19

    ohmy goodness, that is so horrible. My condolences to the Travolta family.

  20. 20

    If the cause of death is in fact something heart-related like you mentioned it might be, you should probably change "Our hearts go out to the Travolta family" to something like "Our prayers go out to the Travolta family" or "Our thoughts are with the Travolta family"…might come across as tacky to mention "hearts" is all :)

  21. 21

    Kawasaki disease MY ASS. Jett was acutely autistic, and those Travoltas did NOTHING for him during his tragic lifetime. Shame on the Travolta family for literally letting Jett rot away on junk food and video games, without ANY form of special education or treatment. The Travolta parents should be highly scrutinized over this untimely event. Any other family, and this kid would have been pulled out by DSS a long time ago.

  22. 22

    omg thats sooo aweful and sad. my heart goes out to him and his family.

  23. 23

    oh no. :( poor john and family.

  24. 24

    That's fucking awful. I can't imagine how agonizing it would be tio outlive your child… R.I.P.

  25. 25

    So sorry.

  26. 26

    Re: mmmyeah – *to outlive

  27. 27

    Re: Turd_Ferguson – You are a scumbag, there IS a special place in hell for YOU…is always nice when the nics truly represent the person, TURD

  28. mp23 says – reply to this


    OMG. thats so unexpected.

    wow what horrible news. ill pray for the travolta family. D:


  29. 29

    It's so sad, really. Never liked him, but, I think Kelly Preston is a doll. I hate this so much for her.

  30. 30

    woah, that's sad. not a good way to start of the new year…

  31. 31

    thats horrible. i feel awful for the family.

  32. 32

    sad way to start the year, rip!
    btw why is this on the 50 cent category? haha.

  33. 33

    what does this have to do with 50 cent?

  34. 34

    Life/death is so hard on those left behind.

  35. 35

    This is so sad, no one should have to bury their own child. My heart goes out to them

  36. 36

    I feel so bad for this family.
    I want to cry.

  37. 37

    Re: Turd_Ferguson
    shut the fuck up.

  38. 38

    What? Vitamins and exercise and auditing didn't cure him?

    I hate to be mean at a time like this, but this child deserved better. So sad :-(

  39. 39

    RIP Jett

  40. 40

    my prayers go out to the Travolta family

  41. 41

    Oh Thats SO sad! =[
    i hope they are doing ok

  42. 42

    Travolta is full of shit. The kid may have suffered from Kawasaki disease at one time which may have permanently damaged his heart, but Kawasaki does not make anyone seem retarded or autistic. It rarely even occurs in caucasians, mostly it effects children of Asian descent.
    The Travoltas have always acted shady when it comes to Jett, they have never admitted that there is something mentally wrong with him, when clearly there is, they have just kept him hidden like a dirty little secret. Poor kid.

  43. 43

    Oh My God. How horrific. Peace be with John Travolta, Kelly Preston and their family during this absolute worst of times.

  44. 44

    My heart goes out to this family. I just hope the hateful commenters and bloggers can show some restraint at this time.

  45. 45

    sooo very sad.
    what a way to start the new year.

    much love to the travoltas.

  46. 46

    And Turd Ferguson, though I have no doubt you post the things you do here merely for attention. you really are acting like an asshole, and are not even remotely funny.

  47. 47

    Re: State ziti – LMFAO!!!!!

  48. 48

    Why are people attacking John Travolta and his son right now? You sick fucks! If he has Kawasaki's, Autism or whatever, that is none of the publics business so please shut the fuck up you hateful scum!

  49. 49

    thats really sad =[

    my prayers go out to his family

  50. 50

    this is so sad…isnt that the disease brian litrell's (from backstreet boys) was just diagnosed with??

  51. 51

    TMZ is on top of this sad story.
    the poor child has a seisure and could not be revived.

  52. 52

    Bummer, that's way too young to die! Brian Littrell (of the Backstreet Boys) announced last week that his 5 year old Son Baylee has just been diagnosed with this very same disease. Hopefully he lives a long, healthy life!

  53. 53

    how sad.
    rip jett.

  54. 54

    That's so sad :(
    stay strong Travolta family, and RIP Jett

  55. 55

    Please don't spew hate and lies at this terrible time.

  56. 56

    I read that Jett suffered from seizures all his life and that's what killed him today. So, so sad. Nothing can be worse than losing a child. Just goes to show that celebrities are not exempt from life's heartbreaks. My thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family during this horrible time. I really hope the paparazzi will respect their privacy as they struggle to get through this.

  57. 57

    His son was Autistic and they refuse to admit it because:

    In a nutshell: Scientology refuses to acknowledge that autism is a real affliction, thus the Travoltas have used their extensive medical and scientific analytical ignorance prowess to determine that Jett in fact has a case of Kawasaki disease…

    it's sad because with all their money he could have gotten various therapies

  58. 58

    What's better than winning five gold medals at the Special Olympics?
    Not being Autistic!!!

  59. MomV4 says – reply to this


    I am not a huge fan, even though we're both from Jersey, but I want John to
    know he'll see Jett in Heaven. XO

  60. KDick says – reply to this


    Jett had a seizure, which he had a history of having, and he fell and hit his head on the bathtub. Attempts were made to revive him, but he died at the scene.

  61. 61

    That is so sad. My thought are with the entire family.

  62. 62

    Re: joeyjojo – Right ON. The kid had SEVERE autism in addition to physical disabilities, and MANY concerned neighbors and people whom saw them regularly tried to let it be known how they were mistreating this poor child, ignoring his disorder, because of their effed up cult's philosophies. Scientology doesn't believe in autism; it believes all psychological impairments may be cured, so they called it something else. At one point, they proclaimed Jett was merely allergic to carpet fibers!! IDIOTS. They simply let him rot in front of the tv and video games, giving him all the junk food he could eat. He received ZERO medical, psychological or educational help. And, they rarely, RARELY even let him go outside, while they parade their daughter around. It was SICK and CRUEL.

    It is a damn tragedy this poor soul had such a sad existence; hopefully, he is now in peace and comfort and love.

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  64. 64

    This is beyond sad. This will be the hardest thing John will ever have to go through….I don't want to even think about loosing a child. My heart goes out to the family. May God bless you.

  65. 65

    He had a seizure.
    its on KTLA's websites frontpage

  66. 66

    That's horrible!
    May Xenu be with them…

  67. 67

    Oh, that's terrible! The poor family. My heart goes out to them.

  68. VGirl says – reply to this


    OMG!! SO SAD, I'm so sorry for his parents more than anything…and isn't that the same disease Brian's (BSB) son has??? God bless that lil boy :(

  69. 69

    This is just awful!! My heart hurts reading about this. So, so sad. Sending love to the Travolta's.

  70. 70

    Horrible. RIP Jett. It's sick and pathetic some of the posts about this extremely sad news. I'm always amazed at how idiotic some people that come to this site are.

  71. 71

    My thoughts & prayers are with the family. Be strong.

  72. 72

    When the Travoltas discovered Jett had Kawasaki syndrome, instead of putting him on a strong course of anti-biotics, as any board-trained physician would recommend, Kelly Preston proudly told Montel Williams (another genius!) that they put the kid on a de-tox program, as outlined by L. Ron Hubbard. Another Scientologist bites the dust.

  73. 73

    My thoughts and prayers of strength go out to the whole Travolta family at this time. I think it is unfair and moronic for any of us to think we know what kind of medical condition/s Jett was diagnosed with or what form/s of treatment, rehab he has rcvd. If the Jett had autism I can clearly see why he was shielded from the media such over stimulation from steam rolling paps could not be good for him. I personally think all celebuspawns should be shielded from the paps and public eye serious security risk. I also beleive any of you that would blog cruel things after such a tragic event are truly disturbed.

  74. Suze says – reply to this


    So sad. Just FYI though….seizures are very common with children with Autism as well. I seem to remember that there was some issue a while back regarding Jett and a hidden Autism diagnosis.

  75. 75

    This is so sad. Noone should have to go through this. I will pray for the Travolta's.

  76. 76

    God bless the Travolta family in their time of dispare.

  77. 77

    I certainly hope he doesn't get ass-raped down there in Hell!

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  79. 79

    The backstreet boys's kid just got diagnosed with kawasaki's disease too. I guess it gives sufferers a short life span, though I had heard Jett Travolta also had autism, but autism doesn't kill you, it just makes you weird.

  80. 80

    PFFT I got more emotional watching A Christmas Carol, they way they treated that kid, I'd say that the Travolta's are probably relieved.

  81. 81

    Re: fudgepacker – It's spelled "despair," moron.

  82. 82

    Re: XXXXXX – I agree with you completely on that!
    I don't know what is wrong with people. To loose a child is a horrible and sad thing. Some people are horrible.

  83. 83

    WTF?? omg that is so sad! :O

  84. 84

    Oh wow how sad I remember when he was born so this is really sad!!!

  85. 85

    omg..so sad..


  86. 86

    Re: JWoman – I agree with you completely. That was a nice comment that you typed.

  87. yup says – reply to this


    Sad because it said "every thing that could be done to try to revive him, was done". Anyone who has a sick kid knows that keeping them alive takes work everyday, not just when they are passed out cold. They did everything against western medicines suggestion and went with the 'ole sweeping it under the rug. You HAVE to use your head and make choices using Eastern medicine, western medicine and religion to make SMART choices. Ignoring it or detox is not a fix to what ailed that boy. Brian Littrells kid will live a nice long life because he GOT TREATMENT in one of the top 5 childrens hospitals in the country.
    I feel terrible for Travoltas for losing a child. I hope that they are comfortable enough with the treatment of Jett that they dont have guilt over what they could have done different. I live every day with that fear, but that same fear keeps me thinking rational and open minded about every treatment we give my child.

  88. 88

    Some of you people are so sick. No parent should ever have to bury a child and last I checked autism wasn't fatal. It doesn't matter how they chose to treat it or not to treat it they didn't cause his death.

    For those who said they were relived of his death because of the way they treated him you are a sick sad person. Everything you read in a tabloid blog isn't going to be true. I am sure Jett had a wonderful life with his parents.

  89. 89

    so so sad…no one should have to bury a child :(
    stay strong!

  90. 90

    That is da saddest news Iv heard all week:(

  91. 91

    Re: MonicaNichole03

    As the mother of an autistic child, I can tell you that seizures are common for children on the spectrum. I know he insists that Jett had Kawasaki syndrome, but members of Travolta's extended family have said it was autism. And while autism isn't fatal per se, I have had watched my son have seizures, dart out in front of a car, and walk into the pool. I get him as much help as I can medically and therapeutically get for him, but I don't have the luxury of looking at him like he will outlive me. I don't know that. I enjoy what time I have him, day by day, because I don't know what tomorrow holds for him. I think the Travoltas, regardless of what his diagnosis was or what they believed, did the same. I am deeply sorry for the loss of their child.

  92. 92

    Re: joeyjojo
    I couldn't have said it better myself.
    This poor child suffered his entire life time without treatment or special care thanks to John Travolta's f**ed up credo to Scientology and that useless person (not worthy of the title mother) stood by and did nothing to help her son.
    Shame on them!
    I've been saddened my Jett's story for a long long time. :(
    And my heart goes out to Jett who wasn't given a chance :(
    I hope Mr. Travolta your loyalty to Scientology was worth your sons life!?

  93. 93

    Re: joeyjojo – Absolutely right JJJ!
    They did nothing for that poor child. This is going to sound horrible- Now that wont have to hide hiom anymore(yes, I know I'm going to rot in hell)

  94. 94

    thought scientology could save everyone. john should have gave more, the the aliens would have saved his son. this would never happen to suri.

  95. 95

    would his son lived longer if he was let out of cage more and got fresh air? rumur has it that kid was autistic and a threat to his scientology beliefs.

  96. 96

    Re: joeyjojo – well said.
    sad what people will do (or neglect to do) when blinded by

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  99. 99

    SOo sad!!!

  100. 100

    Truly sad that a child has died. Tragic.

    But perhaps we can learn a lesson in all this - SCIENTOLOGY SUCKS. Period. That poor boy was most likely denied basic medical care as dictated by that so-called religion (cult).

    People - seriously now - boycott everything $cientologists do - like Tom Cruise, Will Smith, etc. Don't let any more $$ get to that evil cult.

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