John Travolta thanks fans for their support in emotional video following Kelly Preston's death

Publish Date
Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:55PM

John Travolta is thankful for the well-wishes he's received from fans and peers following the death of his wife Kelly Preston earlier this year.

The beloved Grease star took a moment as he marked his first Thanksgiving since Kelly's passing to say thanks to everyone for their support.

Taking to Instagram, the 66-year-old actor posted an emotional 11-second video of himself looking directly into the camera.

"I want to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting me in such an incredible way this year," he said in the self-facing clip.

"Happy Thanksgiving and always love."

Next to the video, he wrote: "Happy Thanksgiving everyone."

Preston passed away in July after privately battling breast cancer for the last two years.

Travolta wrote an emotional post on Instagram July 13, confirming that his wife of 28 years had died.

"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. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many."

As well as John, Kelly is survived by her 20-year-old daughter Ella and nine-year-old son Benjamin.

The couple's 16-year-old son Jett tragically died in January 2009 after suffering a seizure.