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Kelly Preston’s last Instagram post was a tribute to husband John Travolta and their children

KELLY Preston's last Instagram post was a loving tribute to husband John Travolta.

The 57-year-old actress, who has died following a secret two-year breast cancer battle, made her final post on June 22.

Sharing a smiling selfie of her and John, 66, with their kids Ella, 20, and Ben, nine, Kelly wrote: "Happy Father’s Day to the best one I know, we love you 😘💕."

While a second picture showed the couple's late son Jett, who died in 2009 aged 16, looking lovingly at his dad.

Fans were moved by the family pictures with one posting: "Picture number 2 can't be sweeter 😍❤️❤️."

While another wrote: "I love those pictures. Thank you for including the beautiful second one as well always so special💕."

Actor John announced his wife's death on Instagram and paid tribute to her "courageous fight" as he revealed that she had battled the disease for two years, but chose to keep her illness private.

Kelly's death came 11 years after the couple's eldest son died after a seizure at the family's Bahamas holiday home.

Sharing the sad news, John wrote last night: "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.

"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."

And the couple's daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, wrote on Instagram: "I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you.

"Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what.

"Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama."

A family representative released a statement to People, confirming the actress had died yesterday morning.

They said: "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer.

"Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends.

"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."

In September, Grease actor John and Kelly celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.

The couple suffered a shocking tragedy in 2009 when their eldest son Jett, 16, after he had a seizure on a family vacation to the Bahamas at Christmas.

Describing the unimaginable pain of losing their autistic teenage son, John said he "didn't want to wake up" and didn't think he would get through it.

John and Kelly took comfort in the Church of Scientology, which the star said had been "pivotal to his recovery" in the weeks and months afterwards.

Echoing his words, Kelly said: “Nobody should have to lose a child. It’s unfathomable.

“But I’m here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again.”

John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston dead at 57 after secret two-year battle with breast cancer

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