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John Travolta's screenwriter nephew dies just months after wife Kelly Preston


John Travolta’s nephew Sam Travolta Jr. has died aged 52.

His death comes just months after the actor, 65, lost his wife Kelly Preston to breast cancer at 57 in July after her two-year battle against the disease.

Sam Travolta Jr is a screenwriter and close family of the Hollywood star, as the son of John’s older brother Sam.

His passing has only just come to light after he died on September 23 at his home in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

A cause of death has not been made public, reports the Mirror.

Sam Jr.’s high school friend Nick Mavrostomos told The Sun : “He will be greatly missed, but he will always be with us.

“I found out through high school friends, they reached out to me to let me know. We had a great time when we used to hang together in high school.

“Sam was definitely proud of being related to John Travolta. He was happy go lucky and a good friend, good-spirited.”


Sam Jnr. previously revealed his famous acting uncle John gave him a $1,800 allowance.

In 2015, he told the National Enquirer: “I’m a struggling screenwriter living in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, so John’s money helps.”

John has been mourning the loss of his wife Kelly.


After Kelly’s death, her husband John shared a heartbreaking statement telling the world what had happened.

The actor wrote: “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.

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“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.

“Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered.”





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