A poignant video. Under a background of jazz music, for a few seconds, John Travolta filmed himself sketching dance steps with his 20-year-old daughter, Ella. A video posted on the famous actor’s Instagram account on August 21 and seen to date more than a million times. “My daughter Ella Travolta and I dancing in memory of mom. One of Kelly’s favorite things to do was dancing with me,” John Travolta said in the description of the post. A very touching message as Kelly Preston passed away at the age of 57 on July 12.
“On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, beloved wife and mother who died after a two-year battle with breast cancer,” said a family representative to the American site People. An illness that the American actress and singer had chosen to keep secret. “She had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her family and closest friends,” continued those around the family, in turn paying tribute to “a brilliant, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply for the others and brought everything she touched to life. “
This tribute video is added to many messages sent in honor of this mother of two children. “The love and life of Kelly will be remembered,” John Travolta said. “I have never met someone so brave, strong, beautiful and loving as you (…) You made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do it. I love you so much mom “Ella wrote. Many personalities had also saluted the memory of Kelly Preston, such as Mariah Carey, Selma Blair, or Daniel Dae Kim, known for having played in the Lost and Hawaii series 5-0.
Pictured: John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – © Broadimage / KCS