Kelly Preston succumbed to breast cancer at home.
Preston, who was 57, died at 11:46 a.m. that day. Her body was taken from the Clearwater, Fla., home she shared with husband John Travolta to a nearby funeral home. She was later cremated at the Brooksville Crematory in Brooksville, an hour north of their home.
Preston’s half-brother previously revealed in an interview with the tabloid the Daily Mail that Preston was was in Florida when she died, saying “We just got back from her bedside in Florida. We were all together in Florida.” He said the family was “gutted” and his sister was a “warrior.”
Travolta, 66, announced the death of Preston, whom he married in 1991 after being introduced on the set of 1989’s The Experts, on July 13. In an Instagram post, he called Preston’s battle a “courageous fight” and he thanked doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, saying he would “forever be grateful” to them.
The couple shared three children — the late Jett, Ella, 20, and Benjamin, 9 — and Travolta said he would be taking time out of the spotlight to grieve.
Ella later paid tribute to her mom, writing in an Instagram post that she had “never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as” Preston.
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