Hollywood star Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, better known by her stage name Kelly Preston died on Sunday after losing her battle with breast cancer. John Travolta, husband to the 57-year-old actress broke the sad news on his Instagram page: "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."
"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," he added.
The American actress and model had chosen to keep her diagnosis private and away from the public.
During her career as an actress, she appeared in over sixty television and film productions. She has also collaborated with her husband on a couple of shows including Battlefield Earth and Old Dogs.
The couple, married for over 28 years lost their teenage son back in 2009 from a seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas. They have two other children.
Many illustrious individuals and public figures have been pouring in their tributes online to her and the grieving family.