John Travolta to be interviewed over son, Jett Travoltas, death
Devastated John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston will reportedly be interviewed as part of the investigation into the death of their son.
Jett, 16, died on 2 January after suffering a seizure in the bathroom of the family’s Bahamas holiday home.
Lawyers for the family reportedly told gossip website TMZ that Jett had suffered the attacks since childhood, and that he’d stopped taking his anti-seizure medication after questions arose over their efficacy.
Michael Ossi and Michael McDermott said John and Kelly had decided to stop giving him Depakote because it had become less effective at preventing his convulsions.
According to the Daily Star, police will question Travolta, 54, and Preston, 46, about their son’s medication as a routine part of their inquiries.
Jett had been diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome, a vascular illness that leads to inflamed blood vessels. Travolta’s brother, Joey, an autism campaigner, allegedly expressed concern that Jett suffered from autism, but his parents insist he did not.
A post mortem showed that Jett was killed by a seizure, and not by hitting his head on the bath tub as he fell.
Travolta reportedly attempted the kiss of life on his son for 20 minutes before parademics took over, and clasped his son’s hand pleading ‘please son, come on’.
The heartbroken Pulp Fiction star reportedly flew the cremated ashes of his son back to Florida yesterday.