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Dr RC
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Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
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Kelly Preston has died. She was 57.

"On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer," a family representative tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends," the family rep says. "She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time."

Preston is survived by her husband John Travolta and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009.

Preston, who was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith on October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, studied acting at the University of Southern California and launched her career in 1985 with her first major movie role in Mischief after several minor roles in television shows, including For Love and Honor.

In the next few years, Preston starred in films such as SpaceCamp (1986), Twins (1988), Jerry Maguire (1996) and For Love of the Game (1999). Preston's final film role was in the 2018 film Gotti in which she played Victoria Gotti, the wife of Mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on screen by Travolta.

Along with her career, Preston treasured her decades-long romance with husband Travolta.

On New Year's Eve 1991, Travolta proposed at the Palace Hotel restaurant in Gstaad, Switzerland, with a six-carat yellow-and-white diamond ring. When they got married on Sept. 5, 1991, Preston was two months pregnant with their son Jett. (The couple later got married for a second time on U.S. soil in Daytona Beach, Florida.)

Last September, Travolta and Preston celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.


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she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time,

coughcoughe-metercoughcough


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Cobrasize
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
What a year. 2016 has nothing on 2020


bcoop199
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
Who would've thought those beauties had cancer in them.


Cobrasize
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
They were perfect


AURaptor
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
How many hotties from Mischief have passed ? Too many.
RIP


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LuckyTiger
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
She was beautiful and seemed like a nice, sweet woman.


Image: https://i.imgur.com/B3HFNmh.gif



RIP


kywildcatfanone
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
That's a shame. RIP to her.


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VoxDawg
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
fricking Scientology. This is a shame.


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Wally Sparks
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
Damn.

RIP


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King George
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
Perhaps the most beautiful actress I’ve ever seen. Shocked to hear this news. I had no idea she was even sick. RIP beautiful.


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I had no idea she was even sick.


I don't think anyone did, hence my "frick Scientology" response.

Holding an e-Meter for 6 hours, confessing your past lives' sins during the French Revolution isn't going to do anything to combat triple-negative MBC.


Dam Guide
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
Xenu wins again

Those boobs were great in Mischief.


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Those boobs were great in everything.


FIFY


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Holding an e-Meter for 6 hours, confessing your past lives' sins during the French Revolution isn't going to do anything to combat triple-negative MBC.

she was being treated at MD Anderson


gameovergt
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
Spellbinder & Space Camp are 2 movies as a kid that made me crush on her.


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Space Camp


Would love to watch again (it’s been 30 years) as a tribute to her. Is it streaming anywhere?


Dam Guide
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re: Kelly Preston has been taken by cancer at 57
The way she said “this bed is lumpy” still gets to me.

Twins clip
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I don't think anyone did, hence my "frick Scientology" response.

Holding an e-Meter for 6 hours, confessing your past lives' sins during the French Revolution isn't going to do anything to combat triple-negative MBC.



It is possible she initially refused evidence based cancer treatment in favor of the scientology methods, which she had used in the past (for her son that had autism), but she died at MD Anderson in Houston, which seems to indicate she was receiving evidence based treatment.
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