Jett Travolta: Death By Seizure?

Jett Travolta’s autopsy was done quickly today, and the result listed the cause of as “seizure”. Various professionals are weighing in on both the accuracy and plausibility of the report. First, seizures themselves rarely ever cause death, even grand mal seizures. They may make a person pass out, but they almost never kill someone.

Controversy surrounding Jett’s psychological and physical issues has sparked great public interest in this extremely sad event. Was Jett Autistic, despite the denials of his family? Autistic people often have seizure-disorders, which is the one thing everyone basically CAN agree upon regarding Jett’s health. But Kawasaki Syndrome? Kawasaki doesn’t affect the neurological system, and doesn’t cause seizures. It’s very rare, even rarer in those over 8 years-old, and is almost never fatal. And then there’s the VERY politically-incorrect question…how does Scientology factor into all of this?

Jett’s body was cremated under the supervision of their family doctor immediately following the autopsy today. The Travolta family was not present. Dr. Cyil Wecht, a forensic pathologist, spoke on Larry King Live this evening and called the diagnosis:

“premature because ‘death by seizure’ is NOT a finding that could be visible to the naked eye. No matter how many autopsies a coroner has done, not even if they’ve done 5 million. It can only be determined through the exclusion of other causes, and then verified by looking at closely at slides and toxicology reports, which take days to process. There is nothing of significance to find, anatomically speaking. The only way you can make that diagnosis is if you rule out everything else, including drugs in a toxicology report. If that is the case, that could take a couple of weeks.”

Dr. Wecht said he was also quite surprised at the speed with which the Travolta family disclosed the cause of Jett’s death to the public, though the official autopsy report has not been released. The Scientology cynics among us are not at all surprised. Do not mistake what I am saying…this is a horrible, tragic, sad event. The worst thing in the world is to have to bury your child. But Scientologists are MASTERS of the coverup. We will never know what really happened to poor Jett.

2 years ago, Hollywood, Interrupted: eerily had this story:


On Friday, April 7th, Hollywood, Interrupted was treated to the Los Angeles premiere of “Normal People Scare Me” – a feature-length documentary about autism, co-directed by the high functioning autistic teenager Taylor Cross and his mother, Keri Bowers. The event was sponsored by an organization called Cure Autism Now (CAN) and the new magazine, The Autism Perspective (TAP).

This enlightening film was produced by b-movie actor/director/producer and former special education teacher, Joey Travolta. Joey’s brother and sister-in-law, “Battlefield Earth” co-stars John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston, were not present. Too bad…

…Had John and Kelly been at the screening, they might have a better understanding of the disorder reportedly affecting their 14 year-old son, Jett. Sadly, the Scientology couple cannot even publicly admit that their son is afflicted with a neurological disorder, lest – according to the incontrovertible doctrine of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard – he be labeled a “degraded being” that brought his affliction onto himself. Instead, the Travoltas have long blamed their son’s disability on Kawasaki Syndrome-related “environmental toxins,” specifically carpet cleaning chemicals.

Rumors about Jett Travolta’s disability have been floating around for years, but when no less than five sources (including a media rep from the Autism Society of America (ASA), an executive from Cure Autism Now, a major Hollywood producer and parent of an autistic child, and a Hollywood actor-parent) reported that Jett Travolta was afflicted did we decide to deliver this story. Scientology will not even recognize the disability, let alone the myriad therapies for treating it.

The CAN and ASA officials that spoke with Hollywood, Interrupted credited Sylvester Stallone and former pro football greats Doug Flutie and Dan Marino as celebrity parents of children with autism that have helped raise awareness of the malady. These celebs reportedly share their frustration with what they perceive as Travolta’s “denial” stemming from Scientology’s rabid hatred of psychiatry and judgment of those with psychological problems as lesser humans responsible for their own maladies.

The Hollywood actor interviewed describes having autism as “like being trapped within yourself, and having difficulty letting normal people know who you really are.” Now, imagine being trapped inside a mind-control cult that prohibits you from availing your child to the treatment available. No wonder Scientology has long been plagued by suicides, and wrongful deaths.

The movie producer that spoke with Hollywood, Interrupted reports: “Kelly Preston, in her heart, wants to do the right thing for her son.” “I bet it rips her heart out,” says the actor. “But,” says the producer, “John Travolta has so far, done nothing to help raise awareness about autism.”

Tragically, Scientology does nasty things to the heart. “And to the other families who are being torn apart by this disorder,” sighs the actor. “Let me know if I can help you appeal to his heart.” Hollywood, Interrupted believes that you may have done just that.

Such a tragedy, indeed. And another in the LONG line of inexplicable deaths tied closely to Scientology.