The actress, who most just lately appeared reverse husband John Travolta in ‘Gotti,’ had been battling breast most cancers for 2 years.
Kelly Preston, the actress who starred in such films as Jerry Maguire and, most just lately, reverse husband John Travolta in Gotti, has died. She was 57.
Preston died Sunday after a two-year battle with breast most cancers, Travolta wrote on Instagram.
“It’s with a really heavy coronary heart that I inform you that my stunning spouse Kelly has misplaced her two-year battle with breast most cancers,” he wrote. “She fought a brave struggle with the love and help of so many. My household and I’ll perpetually be grateful to her docs and nurses at MD Anderson Most cancers Middle, all of the medical facilities which have helped, in addition to her many mates and family members who’ve been by her aspect. Kelly’s love and life will at all times be remembered. I might be taking a while to be there for my kids who’ve misplaced their mom, so forgive me upfront should you don’t hear from us for some time. However please know that I’ll really feel your outpouring of affection within the weeks and months forward as we heal.”
The information of her breast most cancers battle got here as a shock to many. Her rep acknowledged in an announcement to Individuals that she had chosen to maintain her analysis non-public.
“Selecting to maintain her struggle non-public, she had been present process medical remedy for a while, supported by her closest household and mates,” the rep added. “She was a shiny, stunning and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who introduced life to every thing she touched. Her household asks to your understanding of their want for privateness presently.”
Along with 1996’s Jerry Maguire, Preston’s credit additionally included 1986’s SpaceCamp, 1988’s Twins, 1998’s Jack Frost, 1999’s For Love of the Recreation and 2003’s View From the Prime and The Cat within the Hat.
She starred reverse Travolta in 2000’s Battlefield Earth. Her most up-to-date display screen credit score was 2018’s Gotti, through which she performed Victoria Gotti, the spouse of mob boss John Gotti (Travolta).
In keeping with IMDB.com, her final credit score is the upcoming movie Off the Rails, a comedy that additionally options Judi Dench and Franco Nero.
Preston was born Oct. 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii (start title: Kelly Kamalelehua Smith). She studied appearing on the College of Southern California earlier than touchdown bit elements in such 1980s sequence as Hawaii 5-O, Quincy M.E. and CHiPs. She went on to develop into a daily within the TV sequence For Love and Honor, which lasted just one season, earlier than touchdown her breakout position within the 1985 movie Mischief.
Preston and Travolta, who celebrated their 28th wedding ceremony anniversary final yr, have three kids collectively: a daughter, Ella, who’s 20; son, Benjamin, who’s 9; and son Jett, who died in 2009 at age 16.
Learn Travolta’s tribute to his spouse under.