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Actress Kelly Preston Dead At 57 After Battling Breast Cancer

It’s been unfortunately announced that actress Kelly Preston has died at age 57. Her death comes after a two year long battle with breast cancer.

Her husband John Travolta gave the following statement on Instagram following news of her death:

“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. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.  My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while.  But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.”

 

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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. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.  My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while.  But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT

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Here’s what the family representative had to say to People regarding Kelly Preston:

“Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends,” a family rep told People. “She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

Kelly Preston made a varied and successful career for herself, with a filmography which included roles in films such as 10 to Midnight, John Carpenter’s Christine, Mischief, Spellbinder, Twins, Only You, Love is a Gun, From Dusk Till Dawn, Curdled, Nothing to Lose, Holy Man, Jack Frost, Sam Raimi’s For Love of the Game, Battlefield Earth, What a Girl Wants, The Cat in the Hat, Sky High, James Wan’s Death Sentence, Old Dogs, and most recently Gotti.

Aside from John Travolta, her surviving family also includes her daughter Ella and son Benjamin.

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