Actrice Kelly Preston is op zevenenvijftigjarige leeftijd overleden aan borstkanker. Preston was onder meer te zien in Christine, Twins, From Dusk Till Dawn en Jerry Maguire.
Samen met haar echtgenoot John Travolta speelde ze ook mee in films zoals Battlefield Earth en Gotti. Binnenkort is ze nog te zien in de komedie Off the Rails met Judi Dench.
“Mijn prachtige vrouw Kelly heeft na twee jaar haar strijd met borstkanker verloren,” schrijft Travolta op Instagram. “Ze heeft dapper gestreden dankzij de steun en liefde van velen. We zullen haar liefde en leven nooit vergeten.”
Op sociale media brachten verschillende acteurs een laatste groet uit aan Preston, waaronder een aantal met wie ze het scherm deelde: Lea Thompson (SpaceCamp), Spencer Breslin (The Cat in the Hat) en Daniel Dae Kim (For Love of the Game).
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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. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. 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
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I am so very sad to hear of my old friend @therealkellypreston passing. We had so much fun making #spacecamp all those many years ago. She was always full of love and light and Hawaiian breeziness. Kelly was so beautiful inside and out. Went way to young. #heartbroken for her whole family #breastcancerawareness is so important. Hold each other close and let’s keep fighting for a cure. ?
RIP to my on screen mom, #kellypreston. What a lovely woman. Such a sad loss.
— Spencer Breslin (@Spencerbreslin) July 13, 2020
I was lucky enough to work with her on one of my very first films, “For Love of The Game.” We were shooting on cold days in Colorado, but she couldn’t have been warmer or kinder to a young, nervous actor trying to make good. I’ll never forget that. Thank you Kelly. #RestInPeace?? https://t.co/szGCXxAxyI
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) July 13, 2020
I’m in absolute shock. What a beautiful and amazing actress and person. So sad to hear of her passing at such a young age. My heart goes out to John Travolta and the entire family. What a loss. ? RIP #KellyPreston https://t.co/yRqOmI3CjW
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 13, 2020