Actress Kelly Preston dies after 2 year cancer battle

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Actress Kelly Preston has died aged 57.

The news was broken by her husband John Travolta who posted on Instagram.

He revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and “fought a courageous fight”.

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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.  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. 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.  But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT

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The couple had been married for nearly 29 years.

Preston’s career included roles in “Twins”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Jerry Maguire”, “The Cat in the Hat”, “Jack Frost” and collaborations with her husband on “Battlefield Earth” and “Old Dogs”.

She also starred in the music video for Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved”.