Kelly Preston has sadly passed away on Sunday from breast cancer at 57.
The Jerry Maguire actress had been battling cancer for two years. A representative of the family told People, “Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends.” She is survived by her husband and two children.
John Travolta, her husband shared on Instagram, “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,” he added.
Her daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, also wrote on Instagram on Sunday, “I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what.”
Preston was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith but went by the stage name, Kelly Preston. She starred in popular productions such as Mischief, Twins, and Jerry Maguire, The Experts, The Cat in the Hat, What a Girl Wants. Her last appearance was in 2018 film, Gotti, alongside Travolta.
Rest in Peace, Kelly Preston.