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John Travolta's Son Dies

1/3/2009 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rand Memorial Hospital in the Bahamas tells TMZ the son of John Travolta died today.

We're told 16-year-old Jett was vacationing with Travolta and wife Kelly Preston.

There have been reports that Jett was autistic, though Travolta has denied it, saying he suffers from Kawasaki Syndrome, a condition which often leads to heart disease.

UPDATE 5:15 PM ET -- Police just released more details. According to a report, Jett was last seen going into the bathroom at their private suite at the Old Bahama Bay Resort sometime yesterday. The body was discovered by the caretaker, Jeff Michael Kathrein (pictured bottom right with Travolta in 2006), at 10:00 AM today. The report says Jett suffered from seizures.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of death.

UPDATE 4:54 PM ET -- A police spokeswoman says Jett hit his head in a bathtub.

UPDATE: 4:40 PM ET -- Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium in the Bahamas tells TMZ Jett's body would be transferred there on Monday.

UPDATE: 4:00 PM ET -- Travolta's attorney Michael Ossi says Jett suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he died on scene.

Robert Gidel, president of Ginn Properties (which owns the Old Bahama Bay Hotel), tells TMZ, "The Travolta family has become like family to us at Old Bahama Bay and we extend our deepest sympathies to them."

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StarrStruck    

Oh My God...what a horrible thing.

2030 days ago
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sparkys nemesis    

Prayers to the family.

2030 days ago
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me    

that sucks : (

2030 days ago
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Wow    

So Sorry! So very, very sorry.

2030 days ago
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whitney    

How horrible. Jet skis are SO unsafe. My husband and I wrecked on one and I've had chest pain ever since. It was incredibly terrifying. Thoughts are with his family.

2030 days ago
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Jesse    

#5.. where in anywhere in this post does it say he crashed a jet ski..? Moron.

So sad.. prayers are with the Travolta family.

2030 days ago
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whitney    

Scratch that...I don't know where I got jet ski accident from. Weird. Regardless, condolences to the family.

2030 days ago
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whitney's an idiot    

whitney....where does it say anything about jet skis?
the kid's name is jett.

2030 days ago
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Barbara Ann    

How heartbreaking! I am so sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. What a tragedy!

2030 days ago
10.

Loser    

They would never took this child out in public like he was a monster or something. Its so sad!

2030 days ago
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SayWhatChaWanna    

Oh no, so sad to hear, what a tragedy to loose a child

2030 days ago
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a brainless twit    

Whether he defined his son having autism or not doesn't matter; his son had a disability, and other parents of special needs kids will be shocked and saddened to hear of this tragic loss. The safety of our kids is a constant worry, and so heartbreaking to hear when something terrible has happened to another in the disability community. Condolences from a fellow parent feeling for you.....

2030 days ago
13.

CJ    

My heart goes out to the family and loved ones.

2030 days ago
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ilovemax    

#6 cool it!

my prayers go out to the family, this is extremely sad. i just watched the episode on oprah where he was tlkaing about his kids!

2030 days ago
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THE TRUTH IS WITHIN ME BITCHES    

WHAT A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY, MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE TRAVOLTA FAMILY!!! RIP!!!

2030 days ago
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