John Travolta’s Life Has Never Been The Same After His Son’s Death: “I Didn’t Know If I Would Survive”

Date October 8, 2018

John Travolta is a living successful Hollywood legend! In the late 1970s, he became a superstar breaking the heart of every woman who saw his hair neatly fixed glittering hair in “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever.”

He was the most desired actor of that time; he was well-known all around the world. However, John Travolta’s life wasn’t always a party. Few people know, but the actor lived through unbearable pain when he faced the biggest challenge of his life: the tragic death of his 16-year-old son.

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Travolta’s tragedy

Jett died in 2009 on his father’s hands during a family trip. Everyone was in a great mood, during the trip to the Bahamas, ready to enjoy the bright sun and warm sea.

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However, the star’s eldest son, who sounded so close to John that they could be twins, suffered a seizure.


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The cause of death was heart failure. The shocked actor claimed to have had problems with his own heart after that:

The truth is that I didn’t know if I was going to survive.

An Angel of Light

Travolta’s family was rumored to have broken apart after the accident. Luckily, Kelly and John stayed together! They have been married since 1991 and they have always sought for strength in each other to keep their family.

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In 2010, the couple welcomed a “little angel of light” whom they named Ben. The boy managed to pull John and Kelly back from the abyss of depression:

We have always been together but Ben seemed to have reconnected us after that immeasurable loss.

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Despite the pain, Travolta’s family started completely new life with Ben’s appearance. With the reinvigorated strength, the famous actor showed why he used to be considered unbelievably talented and among other famous celebrities attended the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.


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Without giving up for a second, Travolta once again draws the attention of the cinema world, underlining that the star’s brightness can occasionally be covered with clouds, but it will never disappear!


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Obviously, the child’s death is something that is difficult to forget. However, the lesson that this iconic personality teaches us is that a family that stays united manages to overcome tragedies through great love.

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