John Travolta has denied he has abandoned Scientology, reports. The 55-year-old actor was rumoured to have grown disenchanted with Scientology after the death of his son Jett in January.

But his representative Paul Bloch claims the star’s faith is as strong as ever. Bloch told People magazine: “There’s no change in the relationship between the Church of Scientology and John. He is a member and it’s as it was, now and forever.”

Jett was 16 years old when he died after suffering a seizure in the family’s Bahamian holiday home. He was autistic, a condition not recognized by the Church of Scientology.

Rick Ross, an author and lecturer on Scientology, said: “There have been strong rumours coming out of Scientology that John Travolta is disappointed the religion was not able to help his son more.

“I think it would be very difficult for John Travolta at this stage to extricate himself from Scientology. It would be a huge move on his part because Scientology keeps files on its celebrity members containing embarrassing personal information about them.”