John Travolta’s nephew Sam has passed away just months following the loss of his wife. It sadly appears that tragedy has struck his family once again.
Not that long ago his wife, Kelly Preston passed away in July after a tough battle with breast cancer for two years.
Now he mourns the loss of his nephew Sam Travolta Jr. a 52 year old screenwriter who passed away on September 23rd, his death has only just come to light.
Although the cause of Sam’s death has not been made public, he passed away at his home in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
Nick Mavrostomos, a friend from high school remarked how: “He will be greatly missed, but he will always be with us.
“I found out through high school friends, they reached out to me to let me know. We had a great time when we used to hang together in high school.
“Sam was definitely proud of being related to John Travolta. He was happy go lucky and a good friend, good-spirited.”
In 2015, Sam revealed he was accepting an allowance from his uncle due to the fact that he was under financial pressure to pay the bills.
He once said: “I’m a struggling screenwriter living in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, so John’s money helps.”
John lost his wife Kelly Preston earlier this year as she battled with breast cancer.
The couple met back in 1989 on the set of The Experts and later married in 1991. They had three children together.
John announced: “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.
“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.”
In 2009, John and Kelly lost their 16-year-old son Jet as a result of a seizure he had at the family holiday home in the Bahamas.
The loss of a child for any parent is never easy but John openly discussed his healing process when he was faced with Jet’s passing.
John is already grieving the tragic loss of his beautiful wife, this must be such a heartbreaking time for him.