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    Travolta's teen son dead.

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Police in the Bahamas say John Travolta's teenage son has died after injuring himself at the actor's vacation home. Police spokeswoman Loretta Mackey says 16-year-old Jett Travolta hit his head in a bathtub Friday morning. She said he was declared dead at Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama Island.
    Jett was the oldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, who also have an 8-year-old daughter.

    A spokeswoman for the hospital in Freeport said she could not release any information because of privacy concerns.
    John Travolta's 16-year-old son dies in Bahamas

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    That sucks.
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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    How terrible.
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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Jett?

    Ain't that a Tripp?

    Poor John. Parents shouldn't have to bury their kids.

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    John Travolta's 16-year-old son dies in Bahamas
    Hit his head in the bathtub?

    Jeesh. Nobody's kids are safe.
    Yeah, it sucks.
    You'd think that money would buy extra safety for one's children, but it doesn't.
    Agreed; nobody should have to bury their kids.

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    Oh, n/m.
    He was disabled and had a seizure, I just read.
    It's still godawful, but it's not quite as inexplicable as a perfectly healthy 16-year-old hitting his head in the bathtub and dying.
    That sounded just... crazy.
    This at least makes some kind of sense.
    It's still very tragic, though.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    An article from a year ago:

    "The New York Post has been the next media source to focus on the concern that John Travolta and Kelly Preston's son, Jett Travolta age 15, has Autism .
    For many years now, there have been rumors about the Travolta's being in denial about their son's Autism, relying on their religion to address the situation. According to Scientology teachings, Jett has been given the status of "degraded" where the church says he can cure himself by working harder on the church's teachings. The Travoltas deny that Jett has Autism, claiming that their son's condition is Kawasaki syndrome, a disease characterized by high fever, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes.
    I feel sad about this because there are some treatments for Autism that would not involve medication - something Scientology disdains. For example, Applied Behavior Analysis would be helpful. But the religion denies the existence of any mental/neurological disorders, so it seems that nothing will be done for this boy.
    Of interest, is that Travolta's older brother, Joey Travolta , produced the widely acclaimed documentary Normal People Scare Me - a film about how autistic people see the rest of the world. The documentary was directed by Taylor Cross, an autistic 17 year old film-maker."
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    I wonder if Travolta and/ or the Church of Scientology will end up facing any sort of charges in relation to this death.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I wonder if Travolta and/ or the Church of Scientology will end up facing any sort of charges in relation to this death.
    You do know the church of scientology has some of the wealthiest people from around the world in it right?
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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know the church of scientology has some of the wealthiest people from around the world in it right?
    It doesn't matter.
    The family of a Florida woman- a Type A diabetic- was able to successfully sue the pants off the CoS when they sequestered her in a motel room without insulin for three days, and she died as a result.

    Upon further reading, it appears Travolta may have been negligent in treating his son's autism and seizure disorder, as a result of his involvement with the Scientologists.
    No one is above the law; guess we'll see what happens.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Hit his head in the bathtub?

    Jeesh. Nobody's kids are safe.
    Yeah, it sucks.
    You'd think that money would buy extra safety for one's children, but it doesn't.
    Agreed; nobody should have to bury their kids.
    Another good reason I didn't have kids. How do you deal with your kid's death?

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