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2009-09-23 15:07:18

John Travolta described his late son, Jett, as autistic for the first time in public Wednesday when he testified at an extortion trial in the Bahamas. My son was autistic and he suffered from seizure disorder every 5 to 10 days, People.com said Travolta told the court Wednesday. He would suffer a seizure that would last 45 seconds to a minute and sleep for 12 hours. The case concerns Jett, 16, who died after a massive seizure in his family's vacation home in the Bahamas in January. Tarino...

2009-08-29 13:54:28

Actress Kelly Preston says she will not speak at the California Governor's Conference for Women because her grief over her lost son is too great. Preston told People magazine exclusively that she would be unable to take part in the October conference's Grief & Resilience panel because she is not prepared to discuss the loss of her 16-year-old son Jett, People.com reported Friday. It is with my sincere apologies that I must pull out from speaking at (the) conference. I am sorry, but I...

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2009-06-17 09:20:07

Kelly Preston, who has been mourning the death of her 16-year-old son since January, has signed on to play Miley Cyrus's mom in the U.S. film The Last Song. Jett Travolta, Kelly Preston's son with her husband, actor John Travolta, died of a seizure disorder during a family holiday in the Bahamas. The celebrity couple have not made many public appearances since. The Hollywood Reporter said the actress and Greg Kinnear have been cast as the estranged parents of Cyrus's character in the...

2009-05-30 12:22:08

U.S. actor Denzel Washington says he offered support to fellow movie star John Travolta in the wake of the death of Travolta's son. Washington, who recently worked on the remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 with Travolta, said at a news conference Friday he has spoken with Travolta since the actor's 16-year-old son Jett died in the Bahamas in January, People.com reported. Needless to say, he's struggling, Washington said of his Pelham co-star. So more than talking to him, I listened to him,...

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2009-04-28 21:50:00

Prosecutors in the Bahamas said Tuesday they intend to call U.S. movie star John Travolta as a witness in an extortion case stemming from the death of his son. Jett Travolta died of a seizure disorder in January at a resort in the Bahamas. He was 16. A paramedic and a local official have been arrested and charged with allegedly asking Travolta and his actress wife Kelly Preston for $25 million in exchange for keeping documents regarding Jett's death private. E! News quoted Bahamian Senior...

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2009-04-22 19:49:29

U.S. film star John Travolta spent the weekend alone at a luxury hotel in Tahiti because he needed to rest, a source said. Travolta's 16-year-old son Jett died in January of a seizure and the actor and his family have been keeping low profiles since. People magazine said Travolta's trip to Tahiti without his wife, actress Kelly Preston, and 9-year-old daughter, Ella, came just days after what would have been Jett's 17th birthday. The Grease and Pulp Fiction star reportedly flew Saturday...

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2009-04-08 19:30:02

U.S. film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston are keeping a low public profile, but spending time with family and friends following the death of their son. Jett Travolta died in January of a seizure disorder. He would have been 17 on April 13. A family friend told People.com: They aren't secluding themselves or paralyzed. ... (Seeing them) was like old times. Nothing awkward and no topics to dance around. There were smiles. John is a strong man, but we want to leave him in peace, Olivia...

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2009-03-02 16:24:37

John Travolta and Kelly Preston have penned a letter thanking town employees in Lady Lake, Fla., for supporting them after their son Jett died in January. The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel said town employees sent the film star couple a message of condolence following 16-year-old Jett's death of a seizure in the Bahamas. Travolta and his wife, who own a home in Ocala, had previously been supportive of Lady Lake, donating $15,000 to tornado victims in 2007 and helping to raise another $15,000. The...

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2009-02-20 19:14:21

U.S. film star John Travolta has announced he and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, established the Jett Travolta Foundation in memory of their late son, Jett. Jett died last month at age 16, reportedly of a seizure, while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas. The foundation shall endeavor to use its resources specifically to assist and provide relief to children with vision, hearing, mobility, communication, behavior learning impairment or other special medical, environmental, health or...

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2009-02-17 17:10:00

Film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston are still coming to terms with the unexpected death of their 16-year-old son Jett last month, a source said. Jett died Jan. 2, reportedly of a seizure, while he was vacationing with his parents and 8-year-old sister Ella in the Bahamas. A source told People magazine Travolta and Preston have been staying close to their Ocala, Fla., home, and regrouping and pushing through the grieving process. They are trying to grieve and return to some sort of...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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