- Kelly Preston was 57
- She was best known her her roles in Jerry Maguire, Twins
- John Travolta and Kelly Preston got married in 1991
American actress Kelly Preston, who featured in hit films Jerry Maguire and Twins, died from breast cancer, her husband, actor John Travolta, said Sunday.
She was 57 years old.
"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," Hollywood star Travolta said on Instagram.
"She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many."
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
A family representative told People Kelly Preston died Sunday morning.
"Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends," People quoted the representative as saying.
Born October 13, 1962, in Hawaii, Preston studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.
She shot to fame for her role in the 1988 hit comedy Twins, also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, and appeared in dozens of films and TV shows over a decades-long career.
She played the ex-fiancee of the titular character in hit 1996 blockbuster romantic comedy Jerry Maguire, which also featured Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger.
Travolta and Preston married in 1991, and had three children together. Their eldest son died in 2009 aged 16.