John Travolta's Son Dies

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    NASSAU (Reuters) - The teenage son of actor John Travolta died suddenly on Friday during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to the family's lawyer.
    Jett Travolta, 16, suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, attorney Michael Ossi said.
    Attempts were made to revive him, but he died at the scene, Ossi said.
    Jett, who had a history of seizures, was the eldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston. They also have a daughter, Ella Blue, who was born in 2000.
    (Reporting by John Marquis; editing by Jane Sutton and Mohammad Zargham)



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    A newspaper in N.C. is reporting that he hit his head on the bathtub (I suppose the result of the seizure?). Either way, very sad. My heart goes out to the Travolta family and I pray that they may have peace in this difficult time. They spend time down in the Southport (NC) area. I think they have a house there or something. My father has actually seen Travolta in Wilmington (I have not).
     
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    My prayers are with the Travolta family and friends... :praying:
     
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    I can't imagine the horrible pain they are experiencing right now. I was just at a funeral that was a celebration of life and the home-going of a dear godly woman. As the Scripture says, we mourn not as those who have no hope. I pray that through this tragedy, they will seek the true God of all.
     
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    I read a similar article when I woke up this morning. What a loss! I am so sorry for them!

    In the article I read, there was some questioning as to whether or not he was on medication for his seizures or if they were all natural, following the path of Scientology. Could someone be criminally liable in such situations?
     
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    Me too, sister Annsni.
    The realization that Jesus is the Son of God and only Savior and LORD, can be a real comfort strength and hope...... and removes our fears in the assurance he has power over all things and with him our fears are banquised in the faith that all things are possible with God.
     
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    Good point. It's possible if the parents did not provide medication, there could be liability. But these cases are not clear -- there have been a lot of such cases regarding children who died without medication due to the parents' beliefs, such as Christian Scientists, JWs, and several cults and sects. Since he fell from hitting his head, and only indirectly from the seizure, it's hard to say.
     
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    This is only going to be speculation unless the doctors in an autopsy can make a determination; An unwitnessed accident, a head injury, occurring in a tub or bath area, a history of seizures. A slip-fall can cause fatal head injury w/o involving seizure..... even in a person so possessed. On the other hand, if a seizure were involved and if this could be proven through an autopsy...... does it mean that medication would have made the difference? Not all types of seizures can be controlled by meds.

    I think his parents are suffering enough with his loss, and would not wish to add to their pain by speculation, however fair or unjust their choices may seem. Perhaps through this loss, and through compassion shown by unexpected sources....... even those who one might expect to be disapproving and condemning but who choose not to be in providing truth with love and comfort........ This family might be saved. Let's just pray that God will work his will to draw them to the light of the gospel and saving faith, and give them comfort, strength and hope.
     
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    That's why I think liability is very iffy, depending on the cause of death. I wonder if they will have an autopsy.

    I agree. Sadly,people in cults tend to be very hardened. I've dealt with people in cults (though it's not the focus of my ministry - it just happened) and have studied them. The CoS is one of the cults most hostile to anyone outside it - it's quite a system. The son of the founder said that Scientology was like "slow black magic," and from what I know, I tend to agree (my very first Christian friends when I was a new believer were former Scientologists and I also know another one who was in for a long time). It's very esoteric, occultic, and authoriatrian at the same time.
     
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    That's why I think liability is very iffy, depending on the cause of death. I wonder if they will have an autopsy.

    I agree. Sadly,people in cults tend to be very hardened. I've dealt with people in cults (though it's not the focus of my ministry - it just happened) and have studied them. The CoS is one of the cults most hostile to anyone outside it - it's quite a system. The son of the founder said that Scientology was like "slow black magic," and from what I know, I tend to agree (my very first Christian friends when I was a new believer were former Scientologists and I also know another one who was in for a long time). It's very esoteric, occultic, and authoritarian at the same time.
     
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    I pray that the Lord can use this in their lives to show them Jesus, and the untruth of scientology.
     

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