American actress Kelly Preston, best known for her roles in Jerry Maguire and Twins, sadly passed away on Sunday, losing her fight to cancer.
Husband John Travolta’s statement read that Preston, who was 57 years old, and wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. The couple had 3 children together.
During her career, Preston appeared in over 40 movies and worked on a number of television productions.
Preston had a lengthy acting career in movies and television, starring opposite Kevin Costner in the 1999 film For the Love Of The Game. In 2003, she starred in What A Girl Wants and as the mother in the live-action adaptation of The Cat In The Hat.
Preston will be best remembered after starring in films such as the 1986 comedy SpaceCamp, Twins, and as Tom Cruise’s fiancée Avery Bishop in Jerry Maguire.
She also collaborated with her husband on Battlefield Earth and Old Dogs.
In his post, Travolta thanked the health workers who had looked after his wife “as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side” –
“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. All my love, JT”.
The couple’s son Jett Travolta died at the age of 16 in 2009 from a seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas.
They have two other children, Ella Bleu and Benjamin.