John Travolta

Jett Travolta, John Travolta’s 16-year-old son who has been long rumored to be autistic despite constant denials, died today while John and his wife Kelly Preston were vacationing in the Bahamas. TMZ says:

Travolta’s attorney Michael Ossi says Jett suffered a seizure at his family’s vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he died on scene.

This is pretty sad news. I wonder what Scientology says about this since they don’t believe in autism. Actually, they do believe in it, but they pretty much treat people who have it as another species so if you’re a Scientologist, it’s best to not admit your son has it. Maybe they’ll say it was his time to go. Which would make a lot of sense because you’re pretty much done at 16. A lot of doctors say the only difference between 16 and 90 is 74 years. It sort of puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?

Update: Correction. Travolta actually said his kid had Kawasaki Syndrome to cover up the fact that he had autism. MSNBC says that Jett had a seizure in the bathroom and might have hit his head on the bathtub. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.