Actress Kelly Preston dies at 57 after breast cancer battle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Kelly Preston, whose credits included the films “Twins” and “Jerry Maguire,” died Sunday, her husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

Travolta confirmed his wife's death in an Instagram post late Sunday. He said she died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” Travolta said of his wife of 28 years. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

Preston had a lengthy career on film and television and at times appearing in films with her husband. They had three children together.

Preston and Travolta were married at a midnight ceremony in Paris in 1991 while the couple were expecting their first son, Jett.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the New York premiere of Gotti starring John Travolta, in theaters June 15, 2018 on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The 'Gotti' Film)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the 'Gotti' New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 'Gotti' New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the 'Gotti' New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 8: John Travolta and Kelly Preston are seen on the set of 'Despierta America' at Univision Studios to promote the film 'GOTTI' on June 8, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 12: John Gotti Jr., Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the ceremony to honor John Travolta for his body of work in TV and Film, in anticipation of the release of ?Gotti? movie on June 15th, 2018 at Lenny's Pizza on June 12, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ?Gotti? Movie)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 07: John Travolta And Kelly Preston Celebrate Their New Film 'Gotti' at Fontainebleau Hotel on June 7, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
US actor John Travolta (L) and his wife US actress Kelly Preston pose on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'Gotti' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US actor John Travolta (L) and his wife US actress Kelly Preston pose on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'Gotti' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
US actor John Travolta (L) and his wife US actress Kelly Preston arrive on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Solo : A Star Wars Story' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: John Travolta, Kelly Preston arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the FX's For Your Consideration Event for 'The People v. O.J. Simpson - American Crime Story' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on April 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the FX Networks Upfront Screening Of 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' at AMC Empire 25 theater on March 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at the premiere of 'FX's 'American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson' at Westwood Village Theatre on January 27, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston attend the world premiere of 'Life on the Line' during the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival at the Lincoln Theater on November 14, 2015 in Yountville, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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In January 2009, Jett Travolta, 16, died after a seizure at the family's vacation home in the Bahamas. The death touched off a court case after an ambulance driver and his attorney were accused of trying to extort $25 million from the actors otherwise they would release sensitive information about their son's death.

Travolta testified during a criminal trial that ended in a mistrial and was prepared to testify a second time, but decided to stop pursuing the case. He cited the severe strain the case and his son's death had caused the family.

Both Preston and Travolta returned to acting, with Preston's first role back in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation, “The Last Song,” which starred Miley Cyrus and her future husband, Liam Hemsworth.

They had two other children, daughter Ella Bleu in 2000 and son Benjamin in 2010.

Travolta and Preston met while filming 1988′s “The Experts.”

They last starred together in the 2018 film “Gotti,” with Travolta playing John Gotti and Preston playing the crime boss’s wife, Victoria.

“Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered,” Travolta wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Preston’s death was first reported by People magazine.

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