Preston was 57, and succumbed to breast cancer. I was not aware that she was ill. That family has been through a lot. Prayers to John Travolta and his children. RIP
"Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends," the family rep says. "She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time."
Preston is survived by her husband John Travolta and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009.
Before her death, the actress had completed filming on an upcoming movie with Judi Dench, Off the Rails, which focuses on four friends in their fifties who travel across Europe in just five days.
She shared a photo of herself with Dench, actress Sally Phillips and others from the film set in April 2019, writing on Instagram, "Dream come true today shooting with Dame Judi Dench in London for @offtherailsfilms #judidench."