Our hearts go out to John Travolta and family.
One of my favorite actors, John Travolta, has had a tragic loss of his eldest son Jett, age 16. John Travolta is a longtime friend of Olivia. She starred with him in the films Grease (1978) and Two Of A Kind (1983). Our thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family.
Friday Jan, 2 2009
NASSAU (Reuters) - The teenage son of actor John Travolta died suddenly on Friday during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to police and the family's lawyer.
Jett Travolta, 16, suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay resort on Grand Bahama Island, attorney Michael Ossi said.
The teen apparently hit his head and a caretaker found him unconscious in the bathroom on Friday morning. He was taken by ambulance to Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, where he was pronounced dead, according to a statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Department.
Jett, who had a history of seizures, was the eldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston. They also have an 8-year-old daughter, Ella. An autopsy was pending, police said.
The family, who have homes in California and Florida, arrived in the Bahamas on Tuesday by private plane, police said.
(Reporting by John Marquis; editing by Jane Sutton)