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Actress Kelly Preston Dead At 57 After Battle With Breast Cancer

“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many,” her husband, actor John Travolta, said Sunday.

Actor Kelly Preston died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, her family announced. She was 57.

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“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,” Preston’s husband, actor John Travolta, wrote on Instagram. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

Born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, she changed her name to Kelly Preston before landing her first film role in the 1985 romantic comedy “Mischief,” Reuters reported. Over the next three decades, Preston appeared in dozens of films and television shows, notably “Jerry Maguire,” “Twins” and “For Love of the Game.” She met Travolta in 1987 and they married in Paris four years later.

The couple had three children together. Their son, Jett, died in 2009 at the age of 16.

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