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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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76.

fashion disaster    

So sad. Rest in Peace, Jett. My sincerest condolences to the family.

2028 days ago
77.

Michael Genung    

Condolences to the family. May Jett's memory be eternal~!~!~!

2028 days ago
78.

Biased information    



This is extremely sad. I can't imagine what it feels like for this family right now. I know they had so much love in their hearts as I've seen some wonderful pictures of them. I urge everyone to be respectful to this family right now. Especially TMZ.

2028 days ago
79.

pinkston    

I have told you this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials & sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world. John 16:33 My prayers while you grieve.

2028 days ago
80.

VB    

what a tragedy........my heart and prayers go to the whole famly........... a horrible loss for any family to have to experience.

2028 days ago
81.

Live & let Live    

U know...its a tragic event when a child goes so young & before his/her parents......But to ppl who say such weird & nasty things...SHAME on u& may God help u & protect u from such a horrific tradgy.

Beging a scientogist does NOT mean u donet get medical attention for your Child, whoever said that should Think & look up your facts BEFORE u post.

GOD BLESS & TAKE CARE

2028 days ago
82.

THE TRUTH IS WITHIN ME BITCHES    

ACCES HOLLYWOOD REPORTS THAT HE SLIP & FELL & HIT HIS HEAD ON THE BATHTUB

2028 days ago
83.

Alex    

We love you and your family.We so sorry and pray for you all.

2028 days ago
84.

Edwin D Gill    

Kelly is not the mother of Jett. Jett was birthed on the planet Xanax by thee alien females, Moe, Larry & Shemp.

We need to outlaw Kawasaki Jet Skis. This is the 3rd celebrity death caused by them in the past 12 months.

2028 days ago
85.

Bex    

They should have gotten medical help! Scientology is criminal! John and Kelly should be charged with murder!

2028 days ago
86.

Me    

My deepest sympathies to the Travolta family.

2028 days ago
87.

conspiracy_theorists    

i think he killed him. he always mistreated Jett, and refused to treat his autism. i think they killed him and are covering it up.

2028 days ago
88.

your mother    

@ Edwin D Gill

Thanks for the update. That was very informative.

2028 days ago
89.

Mike    

All you "our prayers..." people... John Travolta is a member of a religious cult, and rejects Jesus and your prayers.

Now, I'm sure he'd appreciate it if you donated to the local Scientology cult center, however.

2028 days ago
90.

Jack Cass    

All you folks leaving your comments for the family are pathetic!!! Get a life, you are all wasting your time leaving a message to a Hollywood fool with more money than brains that could care less if you got run over by a bus. Why is this news anyway??? Who cares that some idiot kid of some dopehead fool movie star died!!!!!! Stop the star worship already and move into the real world, bunch of dopes all of ya!!

2028 days ago
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