Kelly Preston, 57, lost a secret, two-year battle with breast cancer Sunday, news that shocked her fans and Hollywood.
Celebrities have taken to social media to express their grief and to extend condolences to her husband, superstar John Travolta, and their surviving children.
Daniel Dae Kim recalled working with Preston, tweeting, "I was lucky enough to work with her on one of my very first films, “For Love of The Game.” We were shooting on cold days in Colorado, but she couldn’t have been warmer or kinder to a young, nervous actor trying to make good. I’ll never forget that. Thank you Kelly. #RestInPeace🙏🏼."
Carey O'Donnell spotlighted Preston's 1996 performance in "Jerry Maguire," calling it "iconic."
Josh Gad tweeted, "I’m in absolute shock. What a beautiful and amazing actress and person. So sad to hear of her passing at such a young age. My heart goes out to John Travolta and the entire family. What a loss. 🙏 RIP #KellyPreston."
Maria Shriver tweeted, "Shocked by this sad news. Kelly was such a bright loving soul, a talented actress, and a loving mom and wife. My heart breaks for her family who have already known such sadness and grief. Join me in sending them love and strength. #RIP #KellyPreston."
Johnathon Schaech wrote, "Love the people in your life. Love the people in your life. 💔."
Kelly Preston.— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) July 13, 2020
Can’t remember where, but, met first in late ‘92 I think.
Such a lovely person. In 1995 we auditioned together for Breaking Up, Salma Hayek got that gig.
I havent seen her much, but when I did, she was always the same sparkly eyed gem.
Love to her family.
I knew #KellyPreston in high school. She was supernaturally beautiful and kind. Last time we spoke we discussed my directing a remake of 52-PICK UP in which she'd play the Ann-Margret role. It would've been special for us @PunahouSchool alums. All my heart to John, Ella, and Ben.— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) July 13, 2020
RIP to my on screen mom, #kellypreston. What a lovely woman. Such a sad loss.— Spencer Breslin (@Spencerbreslin) July 13, 2020
Kelly Preston was enormously kind and unbelievably lovely. Can’t believe this. My thoughts are with her sweet Ella and the rest of her incredible family. RIP 🤍🤍🤍— Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet) July 13, 2020
A beautiful lady. Inside and out.— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) July 13, 2020
A crushing loss.
Rest In Peace, Kelly Preston 🙏🏽💔 pic.twitter.com/ogNArcdyFI
I just want to say that Secret Admirer was the movie that made me fall in love with Kelly Preston and Lori Laughlin. when I met her on set she was the loveliest woman ever. So kind. She kept her breast cancer private. I respect her for that. I’m crying right now for her family. https://t.co/Tao5M0wLlz— Jillian Barberie (@askjillian) July 13, 2020
Rest In Love & Peace #KellyPreston 🙏🏼❤️— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) July 13, 2020
#RIP Kelly Preston . Prayers go out to John, her family and friends.— Adina Porter (@AdinaPorter) July 13, 2020