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John Travolta Remembers Late Son Jett | He "Was One of the Most Playful and Wonderful Souls"
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John Travolta Remembers Late Son Jett | He "Was One of the Most Playful and Wonderful Souls"

Earlier this year 68-year-old Travolta paid tribute to his late son on what would have been his 30th birthday

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John Travolta has experienced the immense grief that comes with losing a family member not just once but twice. Travolta and wife Kelly Preston lost their oldest son Jett while on vacation in the Bahamas with the family in 2009. Jett, who was just 16 years old at the time, suffered a seizure and hit his head in a bathtub.  The Face Off star described his son's death as "the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life." Speaking to BBC, the Grease actor revealed it was one of the lowest points in his life. "The truth is, I didn’t know if I was going to make it," he said. "Life was no longer interesting to me, so it took a lot to get me better." 



 

 

Their son who had autism was a beloved member of the Travolta brood. Kelly Preston once shared a sweet snap of the family captioning it: I have a special place in my heart for those with autism and special needs. Sending love to some of my favorite people in the world. My son Jetty was one of the most playful and wonderful souls you’ve ever met.  Earlier this year 68-year-old Travolta paid tribute to his late son on what would have been his 30th birthday, reports CBS News. "My dearest Jetty, I miss you more than words can say. I think about you everyday. Happy Birthday. Love, your Dad," Travolta captioned a black-and-white photo of himself with his son.