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#1 LadyCheese

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    Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:12 PM

    This is so sad and tragic esp. during the holiday season! Some reports say the boy suffered from seizures also....
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    Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, died Friday while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas.

    Jett had suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, said Michael Ossi, a lawyer for the family, in a statement through Travolta's rep.

    The teen hit his head in a bathtub Friday morning and was declared dead at Rand Memorial Hospital, police spokeswoman Loretta Mackey told the Associated Press.

    According to police, a caretaker had found Jett unconscious in the bathroom around 10 a.m. An autopsy is being pursued to determine the exact cause of death.

    Jett, who is the only son of Travolta, 54, and Preston, 46, had a history of seizures, according to Ossi. The couple also have a daughter, Ella Bleu, 8.

    The death was first reported by TMZ.

    In 2003 Preston told Montel Williams that when Jett was 2 he became "very, very ill, but it seemed like flu symptoms" before being diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. The condition, which usually affects children from ages 2 to 5, can cause inflammation of the arteries. Usually treatable, it can lead to lasting heart damage in rare cases.

    Preston, who also said Jett suffered from asthma, blamed household cleaners, fertilizers and pesticides for sparking the condition and lobbied for more detailed labeling on chemical products. She credited a detoxification program based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard with helping to improve Jett's health.

    In November Jett joined his dad in Paris, where Travolta has been shooting From Paris with Love. In 1994 the actor told PEOPLE how much he loved fatherhood. "I can't imagine what life would be like without Jett," he said. "After he was born and cleaned up, I held him for hours while Kelly slept. When they came to take him away for various tests, I said, 'No, you can't see him today. You'll have to do it another day.' I went a little nutsy."

    John Travolta's 16-Year-Old Son Dies - Jett Travolta, John Travolta, Kelly Preston : People.com

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:54 PM

      It is so sad! This is the second time I have heard of the Kawasaki disease. Brian from the backstreet boys son has it too.

      #3 Jess

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        Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:03 PM

        that is horrible

        #4 Christi

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          Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:18 PM

          How tragic...can't imagine what they must be going through right now.

          #5 sstotz

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            Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:22 PM

            SOOOO SAD!!! I had a friend pass away last month from a seizure.
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            #6 Banana11

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              Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:27 PM

              Sounds like he hit his head at some point and that either caused the seizure or he fell while seizing. Epilepsy is a scary thing and I am so grateful to be fully recovered from it. I truly feel for the family. What an unimaginable loss.

              #7 tylersgirl

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                Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:01 PM

                Awww!!! That is heartbreaking!

                #8 LadyCheese

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                  Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:15 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Yari
                  It is so sad! This is the second time I have heard of the Kawasaki disease. Brian from the backstreet boys son has it too.
                  thats interesting...I didnt even know there was such a disease until I read about Travolta's son. scary how many diseases are out there!

                  #9 Helen_S81

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                    Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

                    What an awful thing to have happen! My heart goes out to the family.

                    #10 Yari

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                      Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:10 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by LadyCheese
                      thats interesting...I didnt even know there was such a disease until I read about Travolta's son. scary how many diseases are out there!
                      I literally heard about it for the first time yesterday when I read my US magazine. It is totally scary!




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