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John Travolta son dead, Fatal Blow to Head may be the cause of death

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Jett Travolta, son of John Travolta found dead in Bahamas January 1 in bathroom.

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    John Travolta and Kelly Preston have returned to Ocala, Florida, with the remains of their teenage son. They left the Bahamas late Monday night, said Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamian parliament. An autopsy was conducted Monday in the Bahamas on the body of the couple's son, Jett Travolta. The 16-year-old was found unconscious Friday while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas' West End. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, local police said. The autopsy results have not been released, but employees of the funeral home that handled the remains said "seizure" was listed as the cause of death on the death certificate. An employee who answered the telephone at the funeral home confirmed the report. The funeral home said "The body was in great condition and shows no sign of head trauma," The family's doctor observed the autopsy, Wilchcombe told CNN's "Larry King Live" on Monday. The body was cremated, Wilchcombe said Monday. He said Tuesday that a memorial service was planned for Thursday. Funeral plans have not been announced. In a statement posted on the actor's Web site, Travolta and Preston described Jett as "the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for [who] lit up the lives of everyone he encountered." "We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief," they said. The couple also has a daughter, Ella, 8. Jett Travolta had a developmental disability that his parents have linked to Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory disorder of the artery walls that most commonly occurs in young children, and that can lead to heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, "About 80 percent of the people with Kawasaki disease are under age 5. Children over age 8 are rarely affected." "They're just a fantastic couple, very family oriented like a lot of people in our community," Ocala Mayor Randy Ewers, told Larry King. "We're very sad about the unfortunate events for one of our community members ... they're part of the community." "He may be famous, but he's just one of us here in the neighborhood. You know, we see the kids, and they see our kids. We're all one family here, you know. It's just not something that's supposed to happen,".

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    TMZ has learned what may have killed Jett Travolta, and it's not what police have suggested. We've spoken with John Travolta's lawyer and close friend, Michael McDermott, and family attorney Michael Ossi, both of whom are with John in the Bahamas. They tell TMZ it appears Jett's fatal injury was the result of hitting his head on the bathtub, toilet seat, or both. And they say the intimation that Jett went undiscovered for hours is absolutely false. Police have said the last time anyone saw Jett was when he went to the bathroom on January 1. His body was discovered by nanny Jeff Kathrein the next day at 10 AM. In fact, McDermott and Ossi say it appears Jett went back and forth to his room and the fatal injury occurred "very shortly" before Jett was found on the bathroom floor -- McDermott called it a "small window of time." McDermott and Ossi tell us two nannies were present on the trip and Jeff was by his side 24/7. There was a baby monitor device by Jett's side and there was also a chimer in the bathroom when the door opened. McDermott and Ossi say it is still unclear if Jett fell to the floor as a result of a seizure or if he had a seizure after falling or slipping. There was blood on the floor of the bathroom, but "not a tremendous amount." It appears the striking of Jett's head was the cause of death, though it won't be clear until the autopsy is performed Monday morning. Jett's body will be embalmed Monday afternoon. There will be a local showing on Tuesday and later that day the body will be flown to Ocala, Fla. for burial. McDermott says both John and Kelly are night owls. John often goes to sleep at around 5 AM. But McDermott says both nannies were at the hotel and Jeff always present. McDermott tells us a hotel manager was first on scene with Jeff and the two of them administered CPR. John came in shortly thereafter and John took over for a "substantial period of time [and] was performing CPR and continued that until EMT came and took over." McDermott says as for Travolta and Preston, the pain is "unimaginable and unquantifiable." UPDATE: The Grand Bahamas health minister confirms that the autopsy will be conducted by two pathologists to ensure a proper evaluation has been made. A clinical and forensic pathologist from Nassau, that is U.S. certified, will fly into Grand Bahama on Monday to help perform the autopsy. Source:TMZ.com Report

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