Posts Tagged ‘autism’
Here is up-dated info about the death of Travolta’s son, Jett, since I wrote this initial post on 1/2/09.
I just saw this new article today on Yahoo, 1/3/09. Click here to read more info about how the family is doing and see additional info about what (may have) happened.
Initial Post On 1/2/09:
This is such sad news! I saw it on Yahoo today.Â Actor’sÂ John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s son, Jett, a 16 year-old, died today while on vacation at the family’s Old Bahama Bay Resort home in the Bahamas.Â
According to one article:
Jett died in theÂ BahamasÂ 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.
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.
Other reports have also stated Jett suffered from autism, although there seems to be some controversy around that. The Travolta’s have said, however, Jett does suffer from Kawasaki Syndrome which often leads to heart disease.
John and Kelly also have a younger daughter, Ella Bleu, who was born in 2000.
What a tragedy! I have a young son so I can’t even imagine what they’re going through.
So sad…my heart felt condolences go out to their family.