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                                        John Travolta's son Jett dies in the Bahamas






By Reuters
1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Jan. 2, 2008

- 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.



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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 04:29:05 pm »



Actor John Travolta with his wife, Kelly Preston,
and their son Jett in 1995.

Jett, now age 16, died while in the Bahamas with
his parents on Friday.








                     John Travolta's 16-year-old son Jett dies in the Bahamas on family vacation






BY RICH SCHAPIRO
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Updated Friday,
January 2nd 2009,
4:14 PM

John Travolta's 16-year-old son died Friday in the Bahamas, reports say.

Jett Travolta passed away while on vacation with his film star dad and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, officials at Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport told TMZ.com.

It was not immediately clear what caused the tragic death of Jett Travolta, whom many believed to be autistic.

Travolta's attorney, Michael Ossi, told the website that Jett suffered a seizure while on vacation with his family at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.

Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he died on the scene.

For years, Travolta denied his son was autistic, insisting he suffered from Kawasaki syndrome, a rare disease characterized by high fever, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 04:38:09 pm »









John Travolta and Kelly Preston are raising their son, Jett, as a good Scientologist, but some wonder if the 14-year-old is the worse for it.

The Travoltas have said Jett suffers from Kawasaki syndrome, an illness characterized by high ­fever, painful rash and lymph-node swelling. Preston has said they've traced the disability to "environmental toxins," specifically carpet-cleaning chemicals.

Three years ago, she told Montel Williams how she put Jett on a detox regimen based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Within a few months, she said, "He ended up getting better," but still "has lots of allergies."

Others suspect Jett may suffer from something more serious — autism.

According to HollywoodInterrupted.com's Mark Ebner, that diagnosis has been corroborated by "no less than five sources (including a media rep from the Autism Society of America, an executive from Cure Autism Now, a major Hollywood producer and parent of an autistic child, and a Hollywood actor-parent)." Officials at two autism groups declined to discuss Jett's condition when we called yesterday.

If Jett is autistic, CultNews.com's Rick Ross suggests, Travolta and Preston may not have sought treatment because Jett "would have go to psychiatrists, and that would be contrary to the teachings of Hubbard." As it happens, Travolta's brother, Joey, has produced a new documentary about autism, "Normal People Scare Me," co-directed by high-functioning autistic teenager Taylor Cross and his mother, Keri Bowers.

Joey, a former special-ed teacher, initially agreed to talk to us, but didn't return calls by deadline. Nor did reps for Travolta or the Church of Scientology.





While Sylvester Stallone, Dan Marino and Doug Flutie, who have autistic children, have long championed research, a source told Ebner, "John Travolta has so far done nothing to help raise awareness about autism."
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 04:51:30 pm »





SO TRAGIC, MAYBE IT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED......



I live very near Clearwater, Florida, the Headquaters of SCIENTOLOGY.



These things happen a lot here, but this time a CELEBRITY  is involved. 

While I respect and defend the right of 'choice of worship', I will not condone not having REAL medical
attention when dealing with a child.

I have a suspicion that we will never find out the truth about this poor child.

After many years of run-ins with local and St. Petersburg Authorities (PINELLAS COUNTY), these people
have pretty well retreated into their "fortress" in Clearwater and have been pretty 'quiet' lately.....



Here is some information about SCIENTOLOGY:


http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/9363363/inside_scientology
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                                    AUTOPSY PLANNED FOR JOHN TRAVOLTA'S SON





AP
Jan. 3, 2009
NASSAU, Bahamas

- An autopsy is planned for John Travolta's teenage son, who died after apparently hitting his head on the bathtub while the family was vacationing at their home in the Bahamas, authorities said.

Jett Travolta, 16, had last been seen entering the bathroom on Thursday and had a history of seizures, Police Superintendent Basil Rahming said in a statement.

A house caretaker found the teenager unconscious in a bathroom late Friday morning. He was taken by ambulance to a Freeport hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.

Jett apparently hit his head on the bathtub, said a police officer who declined to be named because she was not authorized to speak on the matter.

Family attorney Michael Ossi said in a statement that Jett died suddenly on Friday. Publicists Samantha Mast and Paul Bloch released the statement but could not be reached for additional comment.

Obie Wilchcombe, a parliament member and former tourism minister in the Bahamas, said that an autopsy is planned for Monday, and "we expect a quick resolution."

"John spoke with the minister of health and the doctors and police are at the hospital. They're very, very quick to resolve things," he said.

Wilchcombe said Travolta "spent a tremendous amount of time with Jett."

"He always brought him along. There was a close affectionate relationship and lots of love," Wilchcombe told "Larry King Live" in a live telephone interview. "People in the old Bahama community today are in shock."

Travolta, 54, and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, 46, also have an 8-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu. The family had arrived in the Bahamas on a private plane Tuesday and was vacationing at their home in the Old Bahama Bay resort community.

Preston and Travolta have said that Jett became very sick when he was 2 years old and was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, an illness that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels in young children. She blamed household cleaners and fertilizers, and said that a detoxification program based on teachings from the Church of Scientology helped improve his health, according to People magazine. Both Travolta and Preston are practicing Scientologists.

"I was obsessive about his space being cleaned. We constantly had the carpets cleaned," Travolta said in a 2001 interview with CNN's Larry King, a portion of which was rebroadcast on the "Larry King Live" show Friday night. During that interview, when Jett was 9, Travolta spoke of how his son nearly died when he was 2.

It is unclear whether Jett was taking any medications for his seizures.

The Scientology Celebrity Center in Los Angeles declined to comment.

A spokeswoman for Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport said she could not release any information because of privacy concerns.

Travolta's corporate and commercial attorney, Michael McDermott, said the actor had a very strong relationship with his son.

"There was unspoken communication between the two. ... It's just so hard," he said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "Kelly is very quiet and both are grieving."

McDermott said his family and other friends are with the couple in the Bahamas. The group came for a two-day New Year's celebration and had planned to return to Florida on Sunday.

"We're are all here and trying to help in any way we can," McDermott said. "Their pain is so evident."

Travolta, who gained fame as Vinnie Barbarino on the 1970s television show "Welcome Back, Kotter" and the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever," went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest names. He married Preston in 1991.

A television actress, Preston appeared with Travolta in the 2000 film "Battlefield Earth," based on a novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

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Associated Press Writers
Josh Dickey in Los Angeles,
Lisa Orkin Emmanuel in Miami and
Kathy Corcoran in Mexico City
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