Travolta family returns to U.S. with remains of son
Actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have returned to Floridawith the remains of their 16-year-old son, Jett, who died at the familyvacation home in Grand Bahama.
Actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have returned to Florida with the remains of their 16-year-old son, Jett, who died at the family vacation home in Grand Bahama.
The couple received an urn with his ashes and left the island chain on Monday night, according to Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamas parliament and a family friend.
“Everything was in place, the cremation was completed, and they decided to leave,” Wilchcombe told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He said the family is back in Ocala, Fla., where they have a home.
Doctors in the Bahamas performed an autopsy on Jett on Monday but did not release results. However, a Bahamas undertaker told the AP the teen’s death certificate had “seizure” as the cause of death.
Jett Travolta had a history of seizures and was found unconscious Friday in a bathroom.
The body was in “great condition,” said Glen Campbell, assistant director of the Bahamas funeral home that handled Jett’s remains, though police officials had said the teen hit his head on a bathtub.
Funeral plans have not been announced.
In Ocala, Mayor Randy Ewers said the city sent the Travolta family condolences and will give them space and privacy.
“They’re fantastic people, really family oriented,” Ewers said. “We want to respect their privacy as much as possible.”
In a public statement Sunday, Travolta, 54, and Preston, 46, said they were “heartbroken that our time with him was so brief.”