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John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in the 90s. Credit: Pinterest

John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston has died of breast cancer. She was 57.

The actor has confirmed his wife of 29 years had passed in an Instagram post. “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,” he wrote. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. 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.”

Travolta and the former model had three children together, Ella who is 20, Benjamin who is nine and Jett who died in 2009 aged 16.

A spokesperson told People magazine the family chose to keep Preston’s battle private. “On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends.”

“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.”

More to come.