John Travolta pays touching tribute to his late son Jett on his 30th birthday

John Travolta shares touching tribute to his late son Jett on his 30th birthday… 13 years after his tragic death

John Travolta remembered his late son Jett Travolta in a touching tribute posted to Instagram on Wednesday.

The 68-year-old Saturday Night Fever star posted an adorable black-and-white photo of herself beaming as she hugs her smiling son.

Acting legends remember Jett on his 30th birthday, which came a little over 13 years after his untimely death.

Loving memories: John Travolta, 68, shared a black-and-white photo of himself beaming with his late son Jett on Wednesday for his 30th birthday

Loving memories: John Travolta, 68, shared a black-and-white photo of himself beaming with his late son Jett on Wednesday for his 30th birthday

In the black-and-white photo, John looks happy as he rests his head on his son’s shoulder.

Jett is showing his winning smile in the picture and wearing a hood from his jersey.

‘Dear Jetty, I miss you more than words can say. I think of you every day. Happy birthday. Love your daddy,” Travolta wrote in the caption.

Several of the actor’s family and friends expressed their condolences in the comments.

Missing her: 'Dear Jetty, I miss you more than words can express.  I think of you every day.  Happy birthday.  Love, Your Father,' Travolta wrote in the caption;  Travolta seen with daughter Ella, son Jett and wife Kelly Preston

Missing her: ‘Dear Jetty, I miss you more than words can express. I think of you every day. Happy birthday. Love, Your Father,’ Travolta wrote in the caption; Travolta seen with daughter Ella, son Jett and wife Kelly Preston

‘Happy Birthday Jetty, we love you so much.❤️’ wrote daughter John Ella, 22.

‘Oh John. My hand in yours. X j,’ wrote Jamie Lee Curtis, who co-starred in 1985’s Perfect.

The Blow Out star previously told Us Weekly that her son’s death was ‘the worst thing that has ever happened in my life.’

Jett died in January 2009 during a family trip to the Bahamas after hitting his head in a bathtub after suffering a seizure at their home on Grand Bahama Island.

Travolta’s late wife, Kelly Preston, previously spoke about Jett’s experiences with autism and Kawasaki Syndrome during a 2012 segment of The Doctors.

Medical issues: Travolta's late wife, Kelly Preston, previously revealed that Jett was autistic and had Kawasaki Syndrome during a 2012 appearance on The Doctors;  1997 photo

Medical issues: Travolta’s late wife, Kelly Preston, previously revealed that Jett was autistic and had Kawasaki Syndrome during a 2012 appearance on The Doctors; 1997 photo

‘[Jett] is autistic. He had seizures and when he was very young he had Kawasaki Syndrome.”

This disease is a rare condition, often seen in children, in which the walls of arteries throughout the body become inflamed.

‘I firmly believe as a mother, as do my husband, that there are certain factors that lead to autism and some of them are chemicals in our environment and in our diet,’ she advised at the time.

Travolta is also the father of two other children: his 22-year-old daughter Ella and his 11-year-old son, Benjamin, both share with Preston.

Travolta announced the news of Preston’s death on Instagram in July 2020, writing that the actress ‘had a brave fight with the love and support of so many.’

He also shared how ‘Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered,’ in an emotional post.

Preston is best remembered for several of the romantic comedies he made in the 1980s and 90s, including Mischief (1985), Twins (1988) and Jerry Maguire (1996).

Since saying goodbye to his wife, Travolta has remained an engaged and loving father to his children, who regularly joins him in his social media posts.

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