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Travolta's Son -- Fatal Blow to Head

1/3/2009 2:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned what may have killed Jett Travolta, and it's not what police have suggested.

We've spoken with John Travolta's lawyer and close friend, Michael McDermott, and family attorney Michael Ossi, both of whom are with John in the Bahamas. They tell TMZ it appears Jett's fatal injury was the result of hitting his head on the bathtub, toilet seat, or both. And they say the intimation that Jett went undiscovered for hours is absolutely false.

Police have said the last time anyone saw Jett was when he went to the bathroom on January 1. His body was discovered by nanny Jeff Kathrein the next day at 10 AM. In fact, McDermott and Ossi say it appears Jett went back and forth to his room and the fatal injury occurred "very shortly" before Jett was found on the bathroom floor -- McDermott called it a "small window of time."

McDermott and Ossi tell us two nannies were present on the trip and Jeff was by his side 24/7. There was a baby monitor device by Jett's side and there was also a chimer in the bathroom when the door opened.

McDermott and Ossi say it is still unclear if Jett fell to the floor as a result of a seizure or if he had a seizure after falling or slipping. There was blood on the floor of the bathroom, but "not a tremendous amount." It appears the striking of Jett's head was the cause of death, though it won't be clear until the autopsy is performed Monday morning.

Jett's body will be embalmed Monday afternoon. There will be a local showing on Tuesday and later that day the body will be flown to Ocala, Fla. for burial.

McDermott says both John and Kelly are night owls. John often goes to sleep at around 5 AM. But McDermott says both nannies were at the hotel and Jeff always present.

McDermott tells us a hotel manager was first on scene with Jeff and the two of them administered CPR. John came in shortly thereafter and John took over for a "substantial period of time [and] was performing CPR and continued that until EMT came and took over."

McDermott says as for Travolta and Preston, the pain is "unimaginable and unquantifiable."

UPDATE: The Grand Bahamas health minister confirms that the autopsy will be conducted by two pathologists to ensure a proper evaluation has been made. A clinical and forensic pathologist from Nassau, that is U.S. certified, will fly into Grand Bahama on Monday to help perform the autopsy.

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darling nikki    

@ 462, Candice

ROFLMAO!!!!!

2029 days ago
482.

Shirley Bonta    

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE TRAVOLTA FAMILY.......MAY GOD COMFORT YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.....GOD HAS CALLED JETT HOME...AND HE IS NOW ONE OF HIS ANGELS.....YOUR IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.......GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU DURING THIS TIME OF HEALING........

2029 days ago
483.

Bloghappy    

LOL @ Candice!

Michele is spun up, isn't she???

2029 days ago
484.

Jehovah    

I wish TMZ would take this thread down. We have all spoke our minds, over and over again. I'm including myslef with that comment. I don't want to be part of this gossip rag anymore. I almost feel bad for voicing my opinion, who am I to speak? I don't know the family and I'm only guessing on this and that. I can't believe I allowed myself to get sucked into this.

2029 days ago
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Bloghappy    

It's not just TMZ. It's everywhere. When there is a suspicious death, and this is a suspicious death, it gets a lot of press. Good and bad.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01042009/news/nationalnews/avoidable_death_147077.htm

2029 days ago
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darling nikki    

@ Patricia and Welcome Back,

It would have helped her a whole lot if she would have not only read what I posted but comprehended it as well.

My post was a response to someone who stated that we should leave stars alone during times like this and I made a generalized statement that "SOME" stars make sure to show off their high maintenance lives and doing whatever it takes to shine in the spotlight until sh!t hits the fan and then they expect everyone to be hush-hush and give them privacy. It was a comment not even made directly towards the Travolta's (but hey, if they wear the shoe right?)...but yet the whore Michele felt the need to intervene.

2029 days ago
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MAMAKELLY    

YOU PEOPLE ALWAYS READY TO POINT YOURE FINGERS AT OTHER PEOPLE.NONE OF YOU PERSONALLY KNOW THEM SO WE SHOULDNT BE PUTTING OUR TWO SINCE IN.THEY LOST THERE BELOVED CHILD NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION THEY BELIEVE.JOHN SEEMS TO BE THE NICEST PERSON AND I DONT BELIEVE THAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO HARM HIS CHILD.SO LETS WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT...RIP JETT

2029 days ago
488.

Mik    

Paul McCartney and wings did a song called "JET" RIP Kid

2029 days ago
489.

Bloghappy    

Hey Mizibelle? Move to Paris or London. Oh wait, they're asking the same sorts of questions on the news. Ummm...hey maybe you should find another planet. Join the COS...they'll help you with the move.

2029 days ago
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justsharon    

it is sad that so many people are saying such mean things at a time like this..........i am a christian,it does not matter to me anymore what ones religeon is as long as you belive...................i don't care who you are the loss of a child has got to be the most painful thing ever you people blaming cruise and hubber need to grow up right now and let this family grive ALONE!!!we are all differant so we don't know what the other is going through, so if any of you all want to get to heaven some day you need to stop judgeing today.i just want to send out a prayer to the family and let them know our thoughts and prayers are truley with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2029 days ago
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darling nikki    

I know. What the hell is Mizibelle talking about?

Hey Mizibelle, other countries can access this site too you moron.

You talk about TMZ and people who post on here are tasteless and shameful...and yet you come on here using your own free will obviously because you love reading the trash you bash.

2029 days ago
492.

Joy    

Candice, of course someone like you wouldn't understand what I wrote and would make a mockery out of it. You go on living your jealous, bitter unimportant little life that matters to no one. Does it make you feel superior to celebs like John Travolta to make angry comments about him anonymously on a messageboard?
It's funny how all those going off on celebrities and calling them hypocrites and fame whores, are here on a paparazzi site likeTMZ, getting their daily fix of celebs in candid moments as they desperately try to run away and keep a little of their privacy. The celebs are not the the ones who are demanding this kind of attention. It's the a-holes like Candice that eat it up and then go off on a celeb when they want to keep their personal business private as if they owe something to her just because she saw a candid picture of them eating in a restaurant or walking their dog and picking up the poop. The Candice's of the world need to get a hobby other than celebrity stalking by TMZ. Candice, just because you see someone on TV or on the big screen doesn't mean they have to tell you what they do in private. I know that can be confusing to someone like you to separate the actor from the real person, but that's reality.

2029 days ago
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Kristin    

This is such a sad time, John & Kelly's are a very rare couple in Hollywood and they spent their life caring and loving their children, and this is a horrible accident. And from reading some other comments, people are mean, medication or not it does not diminish the fact that these people just lost their son which is the worst thing any parent has to deal with. No matter what your religion beleif be kind to other and don't critize their beliefs. I am not a religious person but it's a free country and they can believe in what they want and love and take care of their children the best way they can...

2029 days ago
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darling nikki    

Damn Michele,

1) My original comment was nowhere near nasty
2) My original comment was not aimed directly towards John Travolta and his family
3) The celebs are not the ones demanding attention? Wow you are an idiot!

I suggest you flip through your local white pages and find the nearest mental institution. Or maybe ask if your neighborhood elementary school accepts adults with comprehension problems. I'm the stalker and yet you are the one on some kind of keep-the-celebrities-privacy crusade on none other than f/ckin TMZ. I wonder if they give 2 sh!ts about you? I look forward to seeing how many more times you can repeat my name in your next post, psycho b!tch.

2029 days ago
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Bloghappy    

Hey Michele, scoot over, you're taking up a lot of room on the pew. You really ought not talk about stalking. You're here on a papp site dishing just like the rest of us.

ROTFLMAO!!! You're a hoot in a half!!!

2029 days ago
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