Preston had been battling breast most cancers for 2 years, Travolta mentioned, and “fought a brave struggle with the love and assist of so many. My household and I’ll eternally be grateful to her docs and nurses at MD Anderson Most cancers Heart, all of the medical facilities which have helped, in addition to her many pals and family members who’ve been by her facet. Kelly’s love and life will at all times be remembered.”
In an unique with PEOPLE, a household consultant mentioned that Preston handed away on Sunday morning. “Selecting to maintain her struggle non-public, she had been present process medical remedy for a while, supported by her closest household and pals,” the consultant informed PEOPLE.
Preston had starred in 90’s classics like “Jerry McGuire” and “For Love of the Sport.”
Preston and Travolta’s daughter, Ella Travolta, posted a tribute to her mom on Instagram. “I’ve by no means met anybody as brave, robust, stunning and loving as you. Anybody who’s fortunate sufficient to have identified you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you’ve got a glow and a light-weight that by no means ceases to shine and that makes anybody round you are feeling immediately blissful. Thanks for being there for me it doesn’t matter what. Thanks in your love. Thanks in your assist and thanks for making this world a greater place. You might have made life so stunning and I do know you’ll proceed to take action at all times. I really like you a lot mama.”
John Travolta ended his put up by saying, “I shall be taking a while to be there for my youngsters who’ve misplaced their mom, so forgive me prematurely for those who do not hear from us for some time. However please know that I’ll really feel your outpouring of affection within the weeks and months forward as we heal. All my love, JT”
Along with their daughter Ella, the couple even have a son, Benjamin, born in 2010. Their son Jett Travolta died in 2009, whereas the household vacationed within the Bahamas.
CNN’s Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.