John Travolta thanks fans for 'support' on first Thanksgiving without wife Kelly Preston after tragic cancer death

JOHN Travolta thanked his fans for their "support" on his first Thanksgiving without his wife, Kelly Preston, after her tragic cancer death.

The actor has been in mourning as his nephew, Sam Travolta Jr, also passed away just weeks after her death.


John, 66, took to Instagram to show his appreciation for his fans as the holiday season begins.

The Grease actor – who seemingly had tears in his eyes – said as he faced the camera: "I just want to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting me in such an incredible way this year.

"Happy Thanksgiving and always love."

The actor has seemingly been putting on a strong front as the holidays approach and he will be without Kelly for the first time since 1991.

Kelly tragically died in July after quietly battling breast cancer.

John and Kelly were married for 19 years before the 57-year-old lost her battle to cancer.

The Grease actor announced her death in an Instagram post, writing: "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."

He later shared a video of himself dancing with his daughter Ella, 20, to honor of Kelly.

John wrote in the caption: "My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly’s favorite things, dancing with me."

Earlier this month, he celebrated Kelly's birthday by sharing a photo of the couple on their wedding day, as well as a picture of his parents tying the knot.

John captioned the touching tribute: "Happy Birthday hon!

"I found this photo of my mom and dad‘s wedding. It was nice to see ours alongside theirs."

"All my love, John."

Back in 2009, John and Kelly tragically lost their 16-year-old autistic son, Jett, while on a family vacation to the Bahamas.

He died after hitting his head in a bathtub, which caused him to have a seizure.

The pair later welcomed son Benjamin, nine, in 2010.

After losing Kelly, John's nephew Sam passed away in September at his home in Wisconsin.

His cause of death is not yet known.

Sam's childhood friend Nick Mavrostomos, a chiropractor based in Bedminster, New Jersey, told The Sun: “He will be greatly missed, but he will always be with us."

Despite the overwhelming griever, he shared a snap of himself out to dinner with chef Guy Fieri and other friends.

He also shared a throwback photo of his daughter Ella holding his young son Benjamin, who was a toddler at the time.

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