The news has been out for a several days now. John Travolta’s son, Jett, passed away last weekend. At first, it was not clear just exactly what caused his death. After an autopsy was done, however, it was disclosed that Jett died of a seizure while they were vacationing in the Bahamas. Jett had a history of seizures and was just found unconscious in the family vacation home’s bathroom.
Jett was cremated and his family has since then returned to the US. Access Hollywood reports:
The couple received an urn with his ashes and left the island chain on Monday night, according to Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamas parliament and a family friend.
“Everything was in place, the cremation was completed, and they decided to leave,” Wilchcombe told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
He said the family is back in Ocala, Florida, where they have a home.
Funeral plans have not been announced.
In Ocala, Mayor Randy Ewers said the city sent the Travolta family condolences and will give them space and privacy.
“They’re fantastic people, really family oriented,” Ewers said. “We want to respect their privacy as much as possible.”
In a public statement Sunday, Travolta, 54, and Preston, 46, said they were “heartbroken that our time with him was so brief.”
As for the rest of Hollywood, everyone who is somebody – and even those who may not be qualified as superstars – have sent out messages of support and love for the family.
Originally posted on January 6, 2009 @ 4:58 pm