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January 5th, 2009
09:27 PM ET

"Come on Jett"

Randi Kaye
360 Correspondent

Editor's Note:  Watch Randi Kaye’s full report tonight on AC360  at 10PM for all the latest details in this case.

More heart-breaking news to report in the mysterious death of actor John Travolta’s son.

16-year-old Jett Travolta died from a “seizure disorder,” according to the director of the funeral home in the Bahamas.

You’ve probably heard by now that Jett suddenly had a massive seizure on Friday and collapsed in the bathroom while vacationing with his parents and his little sister in the Bahamas. John Travolta’s lawyer said he apparently hit his head on the bathtub in the fall, but the funeral home director says there weren’t any signs of trauma to the boy’s head.

We also learned today that Jett was cremated in the Bahamas and that his ashes will be flown back to Florida with his parents.

And, some comfort for the family if at all possible in a case like this… a friend says John Travolta administered CPR to his son and that Jett “may have died in his dad’s arms.”

The boy’s parents, according to Radar Magazine, were in the ambulance with him on the way to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The actor was reportedly holding his son’s hand, saying “Come on Jett.”

In the autopsy, one forensic pathologist I interviewed said the coroner would be looking closely at the boy’s brain to see if there was bleeding there, which may indicate the fall contributed to his death. The pathologist also said they’ll be trying to determine time of death, and whether or not Jett had any drugs/medicine in his system that may have contributed.

Apparently, according to family friends, Jett has had seizures for years. They tried a seizure drug called Depacote for a few years, which limited the seizures, but eventually they returned and the family decided to stop the medication. There is no indication any medicine could have prevented this tragedy.


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