John Travolta tributes pour in
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 January 2009
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise are among the stars who have sent their condolences to John Travolta and Kelly Preston after the tragic death of their 16-year-old son Jett
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise are among the stars who have sent their condolences to John Travolta and Kelly Preston.
The couple have been left devastated following the death of their 16-year-old son Jett, who passed away on Friday (02.01.09), but their friends have been quick to offer support.
John's lawyer Michael Ossi told CNN: "Everybody has reached out. It seems like the world has reached out and feels the pain that John and Kelly are going through. Thousands and thousands of phone calls have been received. Oprah has called, you name it, they've called."
Michael also added 'Forrest Gump' star Tom Hanks and 'Valkyrie' actor Tom Cruise - who like John and Kelly is a follower of Scientology - have offered their condolences.
In a statement released by John and Kelly, the couple thanked well-wishers for their support.
They said: "We have received many messages of condolence from around the world and we want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. It has meant so much to us. It is a beautiful reminder of the inherent goodness in the human spirit that gives us hope for a brighter future."
A post mortem on Jett, who suffered from Kawasaki Syndrome and had frequent seizures, is to take place today (05.01.09).