John Travolta shared the profound and also candid conversation the had around death and dying v his son Ben, 10, following the happen of his wife Kelly Preston. 

Travolta, 67, had actually the deep talk v his son, that expressed a are afraid of fatality after his mother died of chest cancer last July.

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"(Ben) said come me once, "Because mommy passed away, I"m afraid you"re walking to,"" Travolta told Kevin Hart on his speak show "Hart to Heart" (streaming top top Peacock). "I said, "Well, it"s a very different thing." and also I went v the differences about my longevity and also her restricted life."

But then Travolta stated he leveled v his son.

"I said, "Ben, girlfriend have always loved the truth, and I"m going come tell you the truth about life. No one knows once they space going to go or once they are going come stay."

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Travolta and also Preston mourned the fatality of your eldest child Jett who passed away on Jan. 2, 2009, at age 16, after having actually a seizure while the household was on holidays in the Bahamas.

"Your brother (Jett) left at 16. Too young. Your mommy left in ~ 57. That was too young. Yet who"s come say? I could die tomorrow. Friend could. Anybody can," he added. "So let"s look in ~ it choose it"s component of life. Friend don"t know exactly. You simply do your best at trying come live the longest you can."

Travolta and Preston married in 1991 and also had three children, including daughter Ella, currently 21. 

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In May, Travolta post a Mother"s job tribute come Preston ~ above Instagram together a photo of your young family.

"Dearest Kelly, you carried into my life 3 of the many wonderful youngsters I have ever before known," Travolta wrote. "Thank you. Us love and also miss you."

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Travolta states Tom Hanks" "Splash" duty was created for him

During the interview with Hart, Travolta referenced Tom Hanks" star-making role in the 1984 hit comedy "Splash," speak the component "was written for me."

Travolta claimed that he had no problem passing top top the role of the blockbuster movie. If that hadn"t passed on "Splash" then "we wouldn"t have actually Tom Hanks," Travolta said. "So let"s have actually Tom Hanks."

Travolta joked he can "take responsibility" because that the careers of several stars that took functions he wasn"t able to, consisting of Hanks and Richard Gere.

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The "Saturday Night Fever" star described that in Hollywood, during the so late 1970s and also early 1980s, that was among the main actors up for practically every huge part.

"It was just Richard Gere, myself and Treat Williams increase for most parts and Tom (Hanks) come a few years later," Travolta said. "Those functions would obtain interchangeable. For this reason in some ways, in Vegas, what"s a one the end of 4 chance."

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