John Travolta’s son to undergo autopsy after death on Friday
An autopsy is set to take place on John Travolta’s son Jett tomorrow after the boy died on Friday.
According to a family friend, Jett’s body was found around 10am on Friday morning by a nanny and while she called for help, John attempted to resuscitate his son himself.
Mike Ossi told People magazine: “He didn’t want anything to happen to that boy, and he kept on trying to revive him. He did mouth-to-mouth until they had to physically remove John to take Jett to the hospital.”
Jett was taken to Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama Island but declared dead by doctors at the facility. A spokesperson for the hospital has confirmed that an autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow with two pathologists assigned to the case to ensure a proper evaluation is made.
Given the high profile nature of the death, police are conducting a full investigation but they do not believe a crime has been committed.
In the past, the family have denied rumours that Jett was autistic but said he had suffered from seizures and other health complaints linked to Kawasaki disease and asthma.
Following tomorrow’s autopsy, the body will be taken to the nearby Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium and prepared for transfer to Florida for burial near the family’s home.
Ossi added that John and wife Kelly Preston are currently in an “unimaginable and unquantifiable” amount of pain over the death: “He never dreamed of this - their relationship was so close.
“[John] always said ‘I’m happy as long as my kids are happy.’ He is heartbroken … To bury your son is the worst thing you can ever do.”