(CNN)Actress Kelly Preston died right after dropping her fight with breast cancer, her spouse John Travolta stated in a put up on Instagram Sunday. She was 57 years previous.
Preston experienced been battling breast most cancers for two a long time, Travolta claimed, and “fought a brave combat with the enjoy and aid of so several. My family and I will permanently be grateful to her physicians and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, all the clinical facilities that have served, as perfectly as her quite a few buddies and loved ones who have been by her aspect. Kelly’s really like and daily life will normally be remembered.”
In an distinctive with People, a family members agent stated that Preston passed absent on Sunday morning. “Deciding upon to continue to keep her fight personal, she had been undergoing health care cure for some time, supported by her closest relatives and buddies,” the agent informed Men and women.
The actress experienced not been photographed publicly at a key function since June 2018 when she walked the crimson carpet with her spouse for the premiere of his film “Gotti” in which he portrayed the late mobster, John Gotti and she played his wife, Victoria Gotti.
Born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Preston examined performing at the University of Southern California ahead of landing some little bit areas on television which includes “CHiPs” and “Roseanne.”
That led to the function of enjoying Mary Lee on the shorter-lived television collection “For Love and Honor.”
But Hollywood took see in 1988 when she starred as Marnie Mason, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character’s enjoy curiosity in the comedy “Twins,” a film which also co-starred Danny DeVito.
That similar year she met Travolta in the course of a screen test for the film “The Specialists.”
Throughout a 2018 job interview on “Stay with Kelly and Ryan,” Preston talked of how she and Travolta eloped to Paris in 1991 immediately after their marriage programs in New York Town turned unmanageable.
“The wedding ceremony got so big and so insane,” Preston stated. “And I assumed at the time the florist’s assistant obtained an assistant, I was accomplished.”
She experienced formerly been married to actor Kevin Gage from 1985 to 1987 and had substantial profile romances with George Clooney and Charlie Sheen (to whom she was briefly engaged) ahead of she wed Travolta.
Preston also starred in 90’s classics like “Jerry Maguire” and “For Enjoy of the Match.”
In 1992 she and Travolta welcomed their very first youngster, son Jett, who died in 2009 adhering to a seizure, although the spouse and children vacationed in the Bahamas.
Daughter Ella followed in 2000 and son Benjamin who was born in 2010.
Preston explained to Wellness journal she was was going to grow to be a mom yet again at 48 and mentioned she and Travolta experienced been attempting off and on to conceive.
“When I identified out I was expecting, I was floored,” Folks magazine reported her as telling Wellness. “I would snuck out of mattress and then arrived back again and woke Johnny up in mattress. We both of those began crying. It was superb.”
She acted a lot less in the yrs that followed Benjamin’s birth, most notably in a visitor starring position on the Tv series “CSI: Cyber” and the film “Gotti” with her husband.
Preston and Travolta’s daughter, Ella Travolta, posted a tribute to her mom on Instagram. “I have by no means fulfilled everyone as brave, powerful, stunning and loving as you. Any individual who is lucky adequate to have acknowledged you or to have at any time been in your existence will agree that you have a glow and a light that by no means ceases to glow and that makes any individual around you sense immediately pleased. Thank you for currently being there for me no matter what. Thank you for your appreciate. Thank you for your enable and thank you for producing this earth a far better spot. You have built existence so lovely and I know you will keep on to do so usually. I enjoy you so a lot mama.”
John Travolta finished his write-up by indicating, “I will be using some time to be there for my children who have lost their mom, so forgive me in advance if you you should not hear from us for a whilst. But make sure you know that I will experience your outpouring of like in the months and months in advance as we heal. All my adore, JT”