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Kelly Preston, Ella Travolta, Jett Travolta, John Travolta

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The family of John Travolta and Kelly Preston have issued their first statement via John's official website about the tragic death of their 16-year-old son, Jett, on Friday morning:

"We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their love and condolences. Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time that we had with him for the rest of our lives…"