By David Aaro-Fox News
Travolta confirmed Preston’s death on Instagram and said it followed a two-year battle with breast cancer.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” Travolta wrote on Instagram Sunday. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. ”
He continued: “My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT.”
Preston is survived by her husband, 66, daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Her son Jett died in 2009 at the age of 16.