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John Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, released a statement on Preston's official website on Sunday.

It is the couple's first public words since the tragic and sudden death of their 16-year-old son, Jett, on Friday.

They say:

We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their love and condolences.

Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives. We have received many messages of condolence from around the world and we want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. It has meant so much to us. It is a beautiful reminder of the inherent goodness in the human spirit that gives us ahope for a brighter future.

With love,
John, Kelly and Ella

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in the Bahamas.

But, by multiple accounts, Jett's death was just an unfortunate and horrible accident.

Our thoughts go out to the Travoltas and their family.

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293 comments to “The Travoltas Speak Out”

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  1. 1

    rip…



  2. 2

    I know it may seem real mean and rude but that response was real ingenuine for some reason

    It almost sounded as If it was expected and they were just waiting for it.

    Sad shame that he could have had medication
    Scientology



  3. 3

    Hopefully you'll leave this alone now.



  4. 4

    Please know there are so many more people who support you guys during this time I am so sorry.



  5. 5

    I HOPE THAT THIS ISN'T BECAUSE OF JETT NOT GETTING THE MEDS HE NEEDS. I'M A BIG FAN OF JOHN AND I THINK HE'S A GOOD PERSON.
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    THAT BEING SAID THOUGH…I STILL SAY SCIENTOLOGY IS FUCKED UP



  6. 6

    I guess you need to be twofaced sometime in your line of work right perez : (



  7. 7

    Re: Druqksfilm – YOU'RE RIGHT. PEOPLE NEED TO GET OFF THIS NOW.



  8. 8

    Remember John, there's a God waiting for you.



  9. 9

    super twofaced Karma sucks Perez remember this will bite you in the ass one day



  10. 10

    :(



  11. 11

    Re: Logantalks – because they didnt write it



  12. 12

    Re: Logantalks – I think they would be more upset if their pet died. There is a reason they hardly ever acknowledged his existence. Ashamed? Embarassed? Their religion shunned the boy so they had to go along with it cause they helped set up their sham relationship to cover his being gay? Don't know but it is on them and they have to answer for it to God.



  13. 13

    Many parents choose alternatice therapies for their children other than meds such as the ketogenic diet. Basically your child will eat lots of high fat diet for 2 yrs and there are many children that have been cured - too many meds have serious side effects and can cause more harm than good. Peace be with the Travolta family during this extremely sad and difficult time.



  14. 14

    Scientologists are experts at secretly killing members and covering it up as an accident.



  15. 15

    Sad…. :(



  16. 16

    :( this is sad. and the fact people have made up horrible rumors like jetts body was found many hours later is just sad. they are dealing with plenty already.



  17. 17

    So sad beyond belief. I can't even or would want to even imagine what the Parents are going through. My Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Family. I'm so Sorry. May Jett be at Peace.



  18. 18

    The poor family. RIP Jett



  19. 19

    Re: jimmyjazz – Yes, people do need to get off it and maybe I was a tad harsh but it makes me sick. Just like the Anna Nicole thing with her and her son. It seems with celebs and their kids many times deaths seem preventable and nobody is there to help them. This discussion I guess should have waited several months. I wager they have better and more important things to do than come to Perez Hilton so it is doubtful they will read any of this stuff.



  20. 20

    You're so insincere. Ten minutes ago you're spreading rumours and speculation, and making all kinds of false claims and innuendo about this tragic event, and now you say, "our thoughts go out…"
    You're a fake, heartless opportunist.



  21. 21

    There's a line Perez and you're crossing it. Stop writing about this and leave the family alone. This isnt about celebrity gossip and bashing ppl…their child is dead. STOP.



  22. 22

    Perez what happened to all that John Travolta bashing you did? Don't act like you suddenly care for him or his family.



  23. 23

    Seems everyone dies in the bahamas..I wont be bring my family there anytime soon!



  24. 24

    Re: Sweetmomma – amen to that too, funny he never died in the states



  25. 25

    Poor Jett and family! Austim is hard to live with and it is hard to watch someone suffer from it. RIP and God bless (or whatever scientologist believe in! :) )

  26. F says – reply to this


    26

    yeah.you really crossed the line.
    this is not gossip.it's like partying near this child's grave.



  27. 27

    I know this is bad, but has anyone else seen Kelly prestons hand? what is going on there???!!!



  28. 28

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    LG'S THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE ILL-FATED JETT WHOSE PARENTS
    SACRIFICED HIM TO THEIR GOD XENU, THE CREATION OF A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER!!!
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    THEY WILL NEVER FACE JUSTICE SINCE THERE IS A PRIVATE 747 PARKED IN THEIR FRONT YARD!!!
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    KELLY PRESTON IS AN UNREPENTANT BITCH! A SHEBITCH, IF YOU WILL!!!
    .



  29. 29

    Perez, I am heartbroken over Jett's death- whether he was autistic or not- he seemed to be the apple of his parents' eyes- and it is terribly heartbreaking.
    My son has special needs and if we lost him- I don't know how I could go on living. From what I have read, John Travolta adored his son more than anything.
    I think it is highly inappropriate to speculate about Jett's issues at this time- please let his parents and sister grieve.



  30. 30

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    WHAT DO ANDREA YATES, DIANE DOWNS, SUSAN SMITH, AND KELLY PRESTON HAVE IN COMMON???
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  31. 31

    Re: Choochf – apple of their eyes? no offense but they sure hid that apple away and doted on that girl. Am I the only one who noticed this?



  32. 32

    There was a story that said he had a nanny follow him everywhere because of his seizures! My question is, why didnt this kid have a helmet?? If Jett had the kind of seizure that he would drop from where ever he was standing and had the potential to hurt his head in a fall, he should have had a helmet!!
    I work with mentally handicapped adults and those with that kind of seizure disorder HAVE to wear a helmet, or the caretakers can be charged with negligent homicide or manslaughter, I forget which it is!
    There is no excuse for his parents not taking that precaution for him! I feel truly sorry for this tragic loss, but it also could have been avoided!



  33. 33

    Can't understand how mean some people are in this world. They lost a child how do you tell someone how to react when a child dies. Let them have some peace they will carry the lost of this child for the rest of time.
    Please don't be so mean.



  34. 34

    POBRESITO JETT! R.I.P.

  35. jhen says – reply to this


    35

    It has been reported that Jett took depakote, a common anti seizure medication.
    I have epilepsy and I took depakote for many years until it stopped working. It does have horrible side effects, weight gain, liver damage, etc. When my parents decided that the benefits weren't worth the risk, I stopped taking it.
    Luckily I haven't suffered any grand mal seizures that have caused me harm, but there is a small risk that I could.
    Just because somebody doesn't believe in taking medications, that doesn't make them a bad parent. There are plenty of other alternatives to "modern medicine".
    Let's just call this what it is. An accident. It could happen to anyone.



  36. 36

    Re: superhotfemale – I was going through the internet last night- I think the reason it may appear as if they doted more on their daughter is because she does not have special needs- of course I am purely speculating- and because Jett had special needs- probably protected him more from the public eye. Their daughter probably can handle the paps- who knows?
    I don't know shit- but I speculate that Jett did have autism or was on the spectrum- from my own personal experiences- once agin, which probably doesn't mean anything.
    Once again, for the third time- I am not authority on the subject, but my son is on the autistic spectrum and we shield him from a lot of social things- not because I WANT to, but because his needs require it. He is so easily overwhelmed. This is what I am suspecting here with the Travoltas.
    But I definitely respect your opinion- if you what you are saying is truly the case, it is wrong.

  37. jhen says – reply to this


    37

    Re: EmereldaAngel
    Not true. I have had epilepsy for over a decade and I don't have to wear a helmet. I actually have yet to meet a single person with epilepsy who does.

  38. Cura says – reply to this


    38

    I wish they would have talked about it in order to help others cope - but it was their choice to remain private. With grand mal seizures, they were correct to keep him away from flashbulbs and the chaos of red carpets.



  39. 39

    Very generic.



  40. 40

    I definitely appreciate everybody's comments, especially those from people with experience from having or working with a special-needs child or adult. I think it's nice to hear different points of view- informative.



  41. 41

    That kid was a full on gurgling tard. That's what happens when two dolts like Travolta and Preston get together and spawn. It's nature's way of weeding out the stupid.



  42. 42

    this is soo sadddd :( (((
    rip jett

    btw i like the yellow dress…gorgeousss



  43. 43

    LG, I responded on the last post. Out for now. Talk later, SP. oxox
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  44. 44

    "jett was the most wonderful son" yes, but no mention of how much they loved him.. they spent more time thanking everyone then talking about their grief. Makes me sick! So generic - so NOT heartfelt.



  45. 45

    John and Kelly my thoughts and prayers are with you for as long as you need them. To the other sad, lonely people that have only negative things to say karma's a bitch and she'll get your ass.



  46. 46

    =[ R.I.P



  47. 47

    awww poor John!!! I love him as an actor…just shows how short life can be!



  48. 48

    Condolences to the family! This is really sad. But the medical report will reveal more I am sure. I thinking this is an accident. Never the less is sad to have to bury a child. That's what makes it so bad.



  49. 49

    Re: Poetstar – I NOTICED THAT TOO! POOR KID!



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  51. 51

    Everyone is so quick to judge. Nobody knows if Jett was on medication or not. I read one article he was on medication but it did not work so they stopped it. It will all come out in the media. Just wait and we ALL will see. Cause we ALL we are nosey people and we all want to know. Then we can comment. Until then we are jumping the gun cause because they are sciencetology people and we know how brain washing the cult is and they want them to kill there love ones and they give them millions of and higher upper live of the moolah they are given.



  52. 52

    A little lesson for those that think they know Karma - First, you have to believe in it for it to work. Second, God and Karma do not mix - totally different religious practices. So you can not tell me that "god protects him and Karma will bite me in the ass" in the same sentence. Same goes with God. If you do not believe in GOD, then he cannot forsake you. Take a religious class please!!!



  53. 53

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – Hey, MONO QUERIDO!



  54. 54

    Re: orchidgirl – Too sad…..



  55. 55

    I really feel bad for Ella. If she starts feeling guilty about being the one that got attention, do you think they will take her to a therapist? If she misses her brother and doesn't understand why he died, do you think she will be allowed to express she feelings? If she goes without sleep because she lost her only sibling and is now an only child, will she receive the therapy she needs to cope? no, she will receive those wonderful audits to make her a functioning child in the church of scientology.

  56. CObag says – reply to this


    56

    huh… sounds like an acceptance speech



  57. 57

    Why do the celebrities kids die in Bahamas(Anna-Nicole Smiths son) and now Travoltas?That's where they take them to die since the investigations are not as good as in US.Travolta didn't want to keep and give medicine to his autistic son and therefore took him to Bahamas to die.sick



  58. 58

    Re: BBBoricua loves Angels & Demons – HOLA! :mrgreen:
    NO HABLAN MUCHO DEL AMOR SOBRE SU HIJO SOLAMENTE DAN GRACIAS! POCO RARO!

  59. CObag says – reply to this


    59

    Re: Poetstar – finally someone with some education around here! well done.



  60. 60

    So sad.



  61. 61

    Re: superhotfemale – You know, maybe they did not tell the public to pritect him. Has anyone thought of that? Sometimes you have to do what you have to do to protect the ones you love, from people just like you and more importantly from people like Perez and TMZ and so on. You see how perez writes about them with no class whatsoever when he died, imagine how bad it would have been if they let us know what was really wrong with him when he was alive, they would have been merciless. If I were in the limelight, I would have wanted to protect my child from the likes of you and the perez's of the world. Frankly, whatever was wrong with Jett is none of our business.



  62. 62

    oh your Karma is gonna hurt you so bad perez, you reap what you sow, you reap what you sow, you are the most two faced person I have ever experienced. You are a horrible horrible person



  63. 63

    I remain unmoved. Nothing special here just a little blurb of appreciation anyone would make.



  64. 64

    It always gets to me how one can loose a child but still have the energy to put out a message.



  65. 65

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – Si es raro… todo en esta historia es raro! El pobre muchacho tenia nana 24 horas al dia…..



  66. 66

    Re: Poetstar – I agree. This "statement" is more about the people sending THEM love and condolences. I don't even know HOW they could make this statement anymore insincere.
    Besides this whole story is just another example of how STUPID "Scientology" is.



  67. 67

    Re: CObag – doesn't though? It's just all a little to fake for my taste.



  68. 68

    This is so sad. My sympathy goes out to the Travolta family. Hopefully the media gives them the respect and dignity to grieve in peace.



  69. 69

    Re: light2you – perez is the same as he always has been



  70. 70

    69!!!
    REVOLTA'S FAVE POSITION WITH QUEERY TOMMY BOY!



  71. 71

    Re: superhotfemale – Not for nothing, but Perez and his site are not the only ones talking about this. It's everywhere. And in the days to come, I'm sure it will be discussed in far more detail, just like any other celebrity related death. This is not the first time the Travolta's parenting choices/beliefs have come under fire, specifically for Jett and his condition. So while you are right, in that they won't personally be reading over these comments, their attorneys, family members, confidantes, and such, will hear the critisms. It's bound to be mentioned, because they have to know how they will deal with the questions from the public. As a matter of fact, the statement above that was posted on Kelly's site, talks about receiving "many messages of condolences from around the world". I doubt that's only from family and friends, but also fans. So with the good, they no doubt have already started hearing the bad. I'm not saying it's right, but I'm sure both John and Kelly know that they will be portrayed in a negative light by many. Whether they care or not, well that's a different issue. It certainly isn't their priority at the moment, as it shouldn't be. But the whole topic of neglect, Scientology, proper treatment, etc., will more than likely affect them eventually, even if it just means their feelings are hurt.



  72. 72

    With the news that he was on Depakote - well it is used for many conditions..most commonly used to control mood swings associated wth Bi-polar disorder. It is originally meant for seizure disorders. So it does make you wonder, with the Scientology "rules" regarding psychotropic drugs, was he really on this drug at all? Yes, it is classified as a psychotropic drug btw. If they were soo devoted to their religion, makes you wonder - this whole thing is getting more and more like a cover-up (CYA) senario. And also - it went from him being alone for 10 or so hours to possibly dying in Johns arms? Well, which is it? And wouldn' the lawyer verify this BEFORE announcing it to the public?



  73. 73

    Scientologists dont believe in medicine. Medicine would have saved this kids life



  74. 74

    Re: Sweetpiece says Happy New Year!
    #43.
    DARLING YOU'RE NO BREEDER!!!
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    YOU ARE LIKE MOST STRAIGHT PEOPLE–KIND, CONSIDERATE, INTELLIGENT, YOU NAME IT!!!
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    BREEDERS ARE IGNORANT, BACKWOODS, WASILLA HILLBILLIES MAKING A RAID ON SAKS AND NEIMAN'S!!!
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    BREEDERS END UP IN THE APPALACHIAN EMERGENCY ROOM WITH AN
    EXPLODED LIGHTBULB UP THEIR ASS!!!
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    BREEDERS SAY NUKE-U-LER!!!
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    LG LUVS SWEETPIECE AND WOULD NEVER SAY ANYTHING
    DEROGATORY ABOUT "THE SWEET!!!"
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  75. 75

    this is so sad. I have worked with both autistic children as well as those with kawasaki disease. They are truly two different things. And to hear people being so rude and cold hearted about this issue saddens me. So so so sad. Peope like you will get what is coming to you.



  76. 76

    SO SAD! STAY STRONG!



  77. 77

    lying murderers CULT members who kill children



  78. 78

    Re: LG sez Sweetpiece is no BREEDER!
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    I agree with you, LG.
    Sweetpiece is the most kind, gentle and considerate human being.



  79. 79

    Re: orchidgirl – #50 you're a tragedy! You should be ashamed of yourself for manipulating Last Star! You are a horrible, mean and self absorbed woman! I can see why you are always on here, you have no real friends because you're such a sorry ass bitch!



  80. 80

    That's so sad, poor boy…

    RIP



  81. 81

    Re: orchidgirl – #78!
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    KISSES ORCHID DARLING!!!
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    AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THE UNCREATIVE HALF-WIT THAT HAS TO USE YOUR NAME ON PEREZ TO GET ATTENTION!!!
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    YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT IMITATION BEING THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY!!!
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  82. 82

    That's a beautiful picture Perez (of John and Kelly)
    I love JT he has always been a person I admire
    He has the heart and the intelligence to get himself and Kelly through this
    No one can take away his love for Jett
    nobody can do that



  83. 83

    R.I.P. Jett.



  84. 84

    No matter what your Publicist writes, it boils down to this. Both of you are responsible for his death. You were his parents and you should have been there. No got damn excuses. I don't care if you're in Hollyweird or not. Both of you are responsible for the death of Jett. If this situation happened to Joe and Smoe Bluecollar or Winnie Welfare, they would have been arrested and held for trial. But you get a pass because you're "stars", bullshit. Again, the both of you are responsible for the death of Jett.



  85. 85

    Hey Lets lay-off a 16 year old kid died, he was not in the business. I am sure he had the best care money could buy. Very Sad.



  86. 86

    very…strange to say the least…



  87. 87

    So Sad.. :(



  88. 88

    Leona > not flattery at all trust me! She's a mean-spirited and vile "girl" as her name so kindly reminds us! I want to do the same with my name and remind all of you that she is and always will be a miserable moron!

  89. hogan says – reply to this


    89

    Re: superhotfemale

    there is no God, just a bunch of bullshit stories made up over thousands of years. Wake up and answer to yourself not some bullshit God excuse



  90. 90

    Jett was on the seizure medication, Depakote. His body became used to the medication and he was taken off by a Neurologist because it stopped working. I also had the same problem after brain surgery. I had a grand mal seizure on Depakote. This is a terrible loss for the family and we should not blame their religion. Scientology is weird to me also, but we have to remember that they just tragically lost their son.



  91. 91

    "We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives." Is that coming from the Travoltas or the nannies?



  92. 92

    This will always hurt this family. So sad. Parents aren't meant to loose a child. Be kind. Be sensitive, even if you don't agree or like John's religion. Many of us have lost a child too — the pain is something that never leaves; it just gets easier to deal with. The nanny is suffering too. Nothing is accomplished by tearing down this family. Jett was dearly loved by his parents who's time with him was way too short.



  93. 93

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    "DATA" REVOLTA AND HIS BITCH WHORE DYKE BEARD OF A WIFE ARE UNREPENTANT LIARS!!!
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    CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WAS QUITE AMISS IN NOT IDENTIFYING
    THIS HORRID SITUATION BEFORE QUEER JOHNNY CRASHED A "JETT!!!"
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  94. missB says – reply to this


    94

    isn't it a bit early for them to be talking about that? if it was me i would still be mourning too much



  95. 95

    Re: EmereldaAngel – good point and true.



  96. 96

    rip Jett.but I still think that his parents AND THEIR STUPID SCIENTOLOGY are 100% responsible for his death.very tragic …



  97. 97

    Re: Busyface – I agree with you about this kid having alot more problems than autism. He does look to have alot of problems in his older age pictures. It would be a shame if the parents knew this and had all the money they have and not recognize all his problems and help him instead of hiding him. That would be the shame in all this. See the path religion can take you down….not a very nice one. Why would you not help your kid all you can if he had all these problems? I should say that I really don't understand how adult people can be so uninspired by life that they can follow the rantings of an author and claim it as a religion. Exactly what Scientology is. They are morons…….but I feel for their loss. Devastating.



  98. 98

    Rest In Peace Jett!! :(
    oh and i know that Scientology is all cool with celebrities these days….but they may want to try a diff freakin religion



  99. 99

    Re: CurlyinTN
    Agreed!



  100. 100

    weird website.

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