The Travoltas Speak Out

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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.

[Image via WENN.]

Jan 4, 2009 1:29pm PDT

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