Hollywood actress Kelly Preston. PHOTO | Reuters
Hollywood actress Kelly Preston. PHOTO | Reuters


“Jerry Maguire” and “Twins” actress Kelly Preston has died aged 57 after battling breast cancer for nearly two years, her husband, John Travolta announced.

“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,” the 66-year-old “Grease” actor said in his post.


“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”, Travolta wrote.


Born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu on Oct. 13, 1962, Hawaii, she changed her name to Kelly Preston before acquiring her first film role in the 1985 romcom “Mischief,” then performed in another teen comedy, “Secret Admirer”.


Mrs Preston starred in films such as “SpaceCamp” and then “Twins” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.


In “Jerry Maguire”, she played Tom Cruise’s fiancee Avery Bishop, then co-starred opposite Kevin Costner in “For Love of the Game”.


“Gotti” in which she played Victoria Gotti, the wife of Mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on screen by Travolta.


“Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”, met Preston in 1988 when they appeared together in a film called “The Experts”. They married on Sept. 5, 1991, in Paris.

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