The cause of the tragic death of John Travolta and Kelly Preston's 16-year-old son, Jett, has been revealed by his death certificate issued Monday, January 5. Although the official results of the boy's autopsy have yet to be disclosed, mortician Glen Campbell of the Restview Memorial Mortuary in the Bahamas told E! News that Jett died of seizure.
On the matter, the assistant director of the funeral home stated, "The only cause of death that was listed was 'seizure'." And, contrary to the earlier reports claiming that Jett hit his head on the bathtub in the bathroom of the family's residence at the Old Bahama Bay, he stated that "there was no sign of head trauma", adding that "the body was in good condition."
E! News further reported a source close to the proceedings claimed a preliminary report on Jett's death determined "there is no foul play". "It is not a suspicious death. The body wouldn't already be turned over to the mortuary if there was anything suspicious," the source was quoted as saying. Whether the autopsy findings would be publicly announced is still unclear. Nonetheless, the autopsy was completed at 12 P.M. local time
Autopsy results aside, Jett's body was being cremated as mortuary director Keith McSweeney confirmed. "The remains will be turned over to his family tomorrow," he said. The ashes reportedly will be flown back to the U.S. on Tuesday, January 6, while a funeral service was expected to be held on Wednesday, January 7, in Ocala, Florida.
Reports of the tragic death of John Travolta and Kelly Preston's son surfaced last Friday, January 2. The 16-year-old, who suffered from Kawasaki disease, was discovered unconscious in a bathroom by a caretaker Friday morning. Despite efforts to revive him, including an attempt at CPR by John Travolta, Jett was pronounced dead at Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport.