Jett Travolta Autopsy Completed in Bahamas


Jan. 5 2009, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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The autopsy looking into the death of 16-year-old Jett Travolta, son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston, who passed away Friday, has just been completed, TMZ reports, although no preliminary results have been released. His body has been moved to the Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium in the Bahamas.

E! News reported earlier today that a local coroner, along with a U.S.-certified specialist, were going to try and determine the exact cause of death after Jett was found unconscious on Friday morning by a caretaker. An official report could be released by the end of the day.

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It appears that Jett suffered from a seizure and hit his head on the bathub in his room at the Old Bay Bahama resort, according to Travolta family lawyer Michael Ossi and Bahamian authorities.

Ossi and another family lawyer, Michael McDermott, tell TMZ that the grand mal seizures Jett suffered, which the family believes could be attributed to Kawasaki disease, were "frequent and extremely serious, and that "each seizure was like a death."

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While some reports suggested that Jett wasn't given medication to prevent his seizures because of the family's belief in Scientology, Ossi and McDermott attest that Jett had been on anti-seizure medication Depakote, which originally reduced his seizures from every four days to once every three weeks. However, the drug had recently lost its efficiency and he was back to one seizure a week. Fearing Jett would suffer phsyical damage, the Travoltas stopped administering the medication after consulting neurosurgeons.

A viewing of Jett's body may take place tomorrow in Freeport, and will then most likely be flown to Ocala, Fla., for burial.


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