Is John Travolta Still Alive?

By Aishwarya Acharya | Updated on June 16, 2023
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    The 1070s prominent actor, John Travolta has been leading a secretive life, outside of glitz & glamour. But there was once a widespread rumor that claimed the artist is no more alive. The rumor made people worry if is John Travolta still alive or dead.

    The particular rumor caught the attention of millions of John’s fans. So, what is the real truth? How is Travolta doing today?

    Read the article further to know the health conditions and many more about the actor.

    Is John Travolta Still Alive?

    Absolutely yes, John is still alive and living a perfectly fine life. He has a well-known and wealthy lifestyle. Travolta, who is already 69 years old is still actively working in his field of interest.

    John Travolta is not dead.
    Actor Travolta is not dead. He is still alive.

    Hence, we can clearly say that the artist is living a healthy and active life.

    Multiple Rumors About Travolta’s Death

    There have been multiple rumors about John being dead which came out from time to time around the media. The biggest hoax was the one that was made through a Facebook page, R.I.P John Travolta.

    The fake page posted baseless news about the actor being dead. It wrote;

    At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday, our beloved actor John Travolta passed away. John Travolta was born on February 18, 1954, in Englewood. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

    In no time, the hoax spread all over the media, making people question the reality. The news was spread all around in 2013.

    The Recent Death Hoax

    Following the above rumor, yet another hoax came out about a year ago. An article was published with the headline, ” John Travolta Dead at 68” which also created a huge sensation in the media world.

    However, the article was also baseless and was a prank article created through a website that appeared genuine.

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    Along with this, there have also been several videos and posts regarding the actor being dead on YouTube and Facebook respectively. The fake videos have been able to gain a lot of attention and concern from John’s fans.

    John Death Hoaxes Dismissed

    Regardless of the huge spread of the hoaxes worldwide, they all were proved to be fake by Travolta’s representatives.

    John's death news was fake.
    The death hoaxes of the actor were dismissed.

    They are confirmed and stated that,

    He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

    This cleared out how unjustified the rumors were.

    Travolta Lost His Wife, Kelly Preston: Cause Of Her Death

    John faced the tragic loss of his long-term wife, Kelly on July 12, 2020. She was popularly known for her role in the movie, Jerry Maguire. Unfortunately, Preston lost her two years long battle against breast cancer at the age of 57.

    It has today been nearly two years since the actor lost his soulmate. John must be still healing from the tragedy.

    John Expressed His Grief About Losing His Wife

    On July 13, 2020, Travolta posted a picture of his wife on his Instagram account showcasing his grief about losing her. He shared on the internet; how brave Kelly had been all her life.

    The 69-year-old artist also thanked all the family members and doctors who helped his wife through her cancer battle.

    John also added,

    Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while.  But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT.

    John Travolta with his late wife, Kelly.
    John lost his wife, Kelly to breast cancer in 2020.

    The well-known couple was married for 29 years which came to an end due to the death of Preston. They had three children together, two sons and a daughter.

    John Also Lost His Eldest Son: How Did He Die?

    In early January 2009, Travolta lost his first son, Jett to an accident. The 16-year-old died after he hit his head against a bathtub as a result of a severe seizure attack during a family vacation in the Bahamas.

    The dreadful incident took place at the family’s vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahamas Island. The teen was found unconscious in the bathroom around in the morning by the caretaker.

    Jett was pronounced dead at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

    Travolta Was Hugely Traumatized By His Son’s Death

    As we got to know earlier, John lost his son at the young age of 16. After Jett’s death, his father went through great trauma. The trauma led to excessive weight gain and unhealthy life for Travolta.

    He still remembers and sobs at his son’s loss. Sharing a throwback picture of himself and his then-teenage son, John wrote, “My dearest Jetty, I miss you more than words can say. I think about you every day. Happy Birthday. Love, your dad.”

    Actor Travolta with his late son, Jett.
    John lost his first son, Jett to an accident. Source: Instagram

    Jett would have been 30 years old at present.

    Travolta’s Illness and Health Update; About His Weight Loss

    Travolta lost a significant amount of weight that he gained after his first son’s death. The actor who seemed unrecognizable due to sudden weight gain, became successful to shed it off.

    The birth of John’s youngest son, Benjamin helped him make a way out of the trauma. The artist got motivated to work on his fitness and diet.

    Actor John Travolta before and after wight loss.
    A before (left) and after picture of actor Travolta after weight loss.

    Travolta was successful to reach his goal weight and often shared before and after pictures of his transformation.

    Where Is John Today?

    After losing his other half, the prominent actor has taken a break from his professional life. Travolta is living a peaceful family life at present.

    He is active on Instagram and often shares pictures of his son and daughter. John is also seen visiting a few outings and concerts with his friends and family.

    Despite having to face distressing losses in early years, John is standing strong in his life.