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John Travolta's Son Jett Dead at 16

Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston, has died during a family vacation.

The family's attorney, Michael Ossi, confirmed the tragic news, telling Reuters the young man suffered a seizure at the Travolta clan's getaway at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.

A police spokeswoman said Jett apparently banged his head on a bathtub Friday morning. Efforts were made to revive Jett, but he was pronounced dead at Rand Memorial Hospital, police said.

Citing privacy rules, a hospital official declined to release names, but told E! News, "We did have a young gentleman come in dead."

Jett had a history of seizures, according to Ossi. Preston had said her son suffered from Kawasaki disease, which can cause a variety of painful side effects, including seizures, and sometimes lead to heart problems.

Per Bahamian Chief Superintendent Basil Rahming, a team of officers from the Central Detective Unit were dispatched to investigate after receiving word at about 11:40 a.m. that Travolta's son had fallen ill.

Jett's body will remain at Rand Memorial pending an autopsy.

"It probably won't be until early next week that he's going to be shipped out of the country," said Glen Campbell, a mortician at the Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium, which is handling the transportation of the body.

Jett, named for his dad's love of flying, was the couple's oldest child. They also have a daughter, Ella Bleu, born in 2000.

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I saw that earlier. I don't wish any parent outlive a child.

I saw that earlier, I agree, but he was down in the Caribean and 16, If Reefer or something like that was in his system. It will kill the parents even worse. :(

The bathroom still has the designation of one of the most dangerous places in the house. :(

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He had a seizure

they haven't done the autopsy yet, thats what they suspect. ;) why I put IF.I knew about the seizures. ;) Very Sad. :(

John Travolta's 16-year-old son dies in Bahamas

By JUAN McCARTNEY

Associated Press Writer

NASSAU, Bahamas — John Travolta's teenage son, Jett, died in the Bahamas after falling ill and hitting his head at his family's vacation home, police said Friday. A house caretaker found Jett, 16, unconscious in a bathroom late Friday morning. He was taken by ambulance to a Freeport hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a statement from chief police superintendent Basil Rahming.

The teenager had last been seen going into the bathroom on Thursday and had a history of seizures, according to the statement. Police said they are planning an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Travolta's teenage son has died after injuring himself at the actor's vacation home. Police spokeswoman Loretta Mackey says 16-year-old Jett Travolta hit his head in a bathtub Friday Jan. 2, 2009. She said he was declared dead at Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama Island.

Another police spokeswoman, Loretta Mackey, said Jett apparently hit his head on the bathtub.

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

Jett was the oldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, who also have an 8-year-old daughter. The family arrived on a private plane Tuesday and had been vacationing at their home in the Old Bahama Bay resort community.

"The Travolta family has become like family to us at Old Bahama Bay and we extend our deepest sympathies to them," said Robert Gidel, president of Ginn Resorts, the property's owner.

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I read from a couple of different sources last night that his parents basically parked the kid in front of the tv.....let him play video games and eat junk food 24-7 (while they bought only the best organically grown foods for themselves and their daughter)....Always took their daughter to premieres and stuff, not the son because of his autism....

Don't know if any of that is true, but if it is it sounds like the kid kind of got screwed in the parenting department......... <_<

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I read from a couple of different sources last night that his parents basically parked the kid in front of the tv.....let him play video games and eat junk food 24-7 (while they bought only the best organically grown foods for themselves and their daughter)....Always took their daughter to premieres and stuff, not the son because of his autism....

Don't know if any of that is true, but if it is it sounds like the kid kind of got screwed in the parenting department......... <_<

I don't like to criticize people when tragedy strikes generally, but the kid had Kawasaki disease and word on the street is that they wouldn't give him medicine for it because they were scientologists.

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