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Kelly Preston dies of breast cancer aged 57

'She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul'
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Kelly Preston has reportedly died after a private battle with breast cancer, aged 57.

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According to People magazine, the American actress, and wife of John Travolta, had been battling the disease for the last two years.

A spokesperson for the family confirmed the news to the American publication, saying that the family had chosen to keep her fight private.

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Kelly Preston has reportedly died after a private battle with breast cancer, aged 57. (Credit: Getty)

“Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends,” the representative said.

“She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched.

“Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time,” they added.

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Kelly was married to actor John Travolta. (Credit: Getty)

Husband John later posted an emotional tribute on his Instagram account.

“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,” John began.

“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.  My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side.

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John posted an emotional tribute to his late wife on Instagram after she lost her cancer battle. (Credit: Getty)

“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. 

“But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT,” he concluded.

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“Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered,” the Grease star wrote. (Credit: Getty)

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