The popular American actress, Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, professionally known as Kelly Preston in 2020 died of breast cancer. After a year of her death, it is being revealed that she never disclosed her deadly disease. The model, notably, was shooting for the final film, ‘Off the Rail,’ which was released in the U.K. and Ireland on July 23.
John Travolta, her husband shared the film’s trailer, and wrote, “She was very proud of it and of all of the wonderful talent that she got to work with.” The movie was all about a young girl who wents off to fulfill her mother’s dream of traveling across the globe, who dies due to cancer. On the other hand, none of the others involved to film this movie knew that Kelly was herself struggling with her health.
While sitting for an interview with a British Talk show, ‘Loose Women, Sally Philips, her co-star claimed, “She intentionally kept her diagnosis private, which must have been difficult given the movie’s story. That’s what people do—they go through it on their own because of worries about insurance for the film, and working again afterward.”
Sally added to the statement and noted, “We’ve had a couple of high profile examples of that recently haven’t we? Chadwick (Boseman) and Helen McCrory didn’t tell anyone.”
Also, sally recalled that Kelly, 57 survived due to the efforts and support of her husband John Travolta and two kids, Ella and Benjamin. She said, “She was so bloomin’ beautiful. And so vibrant and you would never have known. She was so professional.’
After the death of the actress, her family is being grieved since last year. However, it is has been a long time, yet her husband is heartbroken and shared his emotions while he sat for interaction with ‘Esquire Spain.’
He said, “Living in mourning is something personal.”
He further detailed and shared how tough is it to raise the kids and navigate them while being a single parent. John states, “The first thing you should do when you experience grief is to go to a place where you can mourn, without any interference. Even though it’s great to have company, sometimes it becomes like you’re helping them rather than putting yourself to work overcoming feelings of loss and griefs.”