Kelly Preston dies; Lisa Marie Presley loses son to suicide; Scientology remains useless - 2020-07-13
We had just finished writing a story late last night about the shocking suicide death of Lisa Marie Presley's 27-year-old son Benjamin Keough when we were blindsided by the news that Kelly Preston, 57, has died of breast cancer. We didn't even know she was sick.
Immediately after the news of Keough's death began to spread yesterday, we were hearing from readers who wanted to know what his involvement in Scientology was, and we have some background on that and a report from a close family friend who tells us that just two months ago they heard Benjamin complaining about how much kids who grew up in Scientology were "fucked up" by it.
Preston's death, meanwhile, catches us by surprise in part because of the timing. Her husband John Travolta reported in an Instagram post last night that she had been fighting breast cancer for two years, and he thanked the medical team at MD Anderson, a cancer hospital based in Houston but which also has facilities in Arizona, New Jersey, and Jacksonville.