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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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61.

There is no such thing as reality tv    

TMZ-I hope you delete any of the inappropriate and mean comments that will surely get posted here. This is a tragedy, and people should have some respect here.

1933 days ago
62.

gina    

TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO KEEP SAYING THEY HID THIS KID....
do a search on the internet.
There are TONS of pic with the WHOLE family.
John and Kelly didnt hide Jett.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

1933 days ago
63.

Rumpsplash    

Oh no! My husband is on a jet ski vacation with his mistress as we speak! I need to warn him!

1933 days ago
64.

me    

May Jett now find the peace he was apparently unable to find here in this world.

1933 days ago
65.

h20    

May Jett rest in peace and the blessings of peace, comfort, strength and wisdom to the Travolta family at this horrible time.

1933 days ago
66.

Ilovepurses    

NASSAU (Reuters) - The teenage son of actor John Travolta died suddenly on Friday during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to the family's lawyer.

Jett Travolta, 16, suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, attorney Michael Ossi said.

Attempts were made to revive him, but he died at the scene, Ossi said.

Jett, who had a history of seizures, was the eldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston. They also have a daughter, Ella Blue, who was born in 2000.

1933 days ago
67.

Toni    

My heart goes out to the family and loved ones.

1933 days ago
68.

Kris    

Scientology probably has a lot to do with this. Rejecting much of traditional medicine, Scientologists probably would reject the IV drug IVIG which used therapeutically could have helped Jett long ago. Regardless, this is sad and I feel for the family.

1933 days ago
69.

Edwin D Gill    

CNN is reporting that the kid was killed while riding a kawasaki jet ski off a ramp. Horshack and Juan Epstein were riding with him but were unhurt in the tragedy. Horshack said a Yamaha would have been a safer ride.
Accordeing to Ricky Bobby, Tom Cruise is flying to the Bahamas in his F-14 to bring the kid back to life with his magic.
Thus far, there is no comment from Freddie :Boom Boom" Washington, whose whereabouts at the time of the accident remain unknown.


Travolta and his wife are outraged that word of their mutant son has reached the outside, non-scientologist, world.

Stay tuned for further updates and sorcery from the L. Ron Hubbard News Agency.

1933 days ago
70.

Rumpsplash    

Kawasaki Travolta? Poor kid must have been teased when she was younger!

1933 days ago
71.

your mother    

I've always hated jet skis. They are so dangerous if you're inexperienced on them. Why would he be riding a Kawasaki anyway? I'm sure they can afford better than that.

1933 days ago
72.

vm    

John must not be as "clear" as he thinks he is. If so, he would have been able to cure his son instead of keeping him hidden away and only coming out at night. Too bad Xenu was on another planet somewhere repopulating it, or maybe he could have helped. Oh well...

1933 days ago
73.

gina    

#72 - bathroom accident?

#78 - you are a very sad person.

1933 days ago
74.

stephanie    

Is Kelly Jett's mother?
I ask because the wording TMZ used in the second paragraph make it seem like there was no connection:
"We're told 16-year-old Jett was vacationing with Travolta and wife Kelly Preston."

I would have said, Jett was vacation with his parents, John and Kelly... so that's why I'm asking.

1933 days ago
75.

Angie    

OMG that's horrible. Prayers and HUGS to the Travolta family. :(

1933 days ago
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