The actor had to deal with the loss of his first child in 2009. On Jett’s 30th birthday, John Travolta shares a memory of his son and commemorates him with touching words.
Thirteen years ago, a terrible tragedy struck Hollywood star John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston. While on a family vacation in the Bahamas, her eldest son, Jett, suffered a seizure and fell badly. His parents found him dead in the bathroom, all attempts at resuscitation failed. Jett died when he was just 16 years old.
“I think about you every day”
A loss that still marks John Travolta to this day. The Hollywood star regularly recalls her deceased son on social networks. So also on April 13, when Jett would have turned 30. On Instagram, the actor posted a photo of himself and his firstborn from happy days.
“My beloved Jetty, I miss you more than words can express,” the 68-year-old wrote of the black-and-white photo in which he and his son shine on camera. “I think of you everyday,” he said, wishing Jett “a happy birthday. I love you daddy.”
The death of his son is not the only blow of fate that John Travolta has had to face in recent years. In July 2020, his wife, Kelly Preston, died of breast cancer at the age of 57. The two have been married since 1991 and have two other children alongside Jett. Ella, 22, and Ben, 11, are very supportive of their dad through tough times.