Kelly Preston, the actress who starred in movies such as Jerry Maguire and, more recently, opposing husband John Travolta to Gotti, is dead. She was 57 years old.
Preston died on Sunday after a two-year battle with breast cancer, Travolta wrote on Instagram.
“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly lost her two-year battle against breast cancer,” he writes. “She fought a courageous struggle with the love and support of so many. My family and I will be forever grateful to his doctors and nurses at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that helped, as well as his many friends and loved ones who were with him. Kelly’s love and life will be remembered. I will take some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you have not heard from us for a But know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and the coming months as we heal. ”
The news of her battle with breast cancer was a surprise to many. His representative acknowledged in a statement to People that she had chosen to keep her diagnosis private.
“By choosing to keep her fight private, she had been on medical treatment for some time, supported by her family and closest friends,” added the representative. “She was a brilliant, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply for others and gave life to everything she touched. His family is asking you to understand their need for privacy right now. ”
In addition to Jerry Maguire in 1996, Preston’s credits also included that of 1986 Camp spatial, 1988 twins, 1998 Jack Frost, 1999 For the love of the game and 2003 View from the top.
She played opposite Travolta in the 2000s Battlefield Earth. His last screen credit was that of 2018 Gotti, in which she plays Victoria Gotti, the wife of the mafia boss John Gotti (Travolta).
Preston and Travolta, who celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary last year, have three children together: one daughter, Ella, who is 20 years old; Benjamin, 9 years old; and his son Jett, who died in 2009 at the age of 16.