John Travolta has honoured his son Jett after the seventh anniversary of his death with a heart-breaking Facebook tribute.

“They say the hardest thing in the world is losing a parent. I can now say that isn’t true. The hardest thing in the world is losing a child,” the 61-year-old star wrote.

The post – which was posted to his Facebook profile quickly went viral, despite since being deleted. Possibly a fan page?

“Someone you raised and watched grow every day. Someone you taught how to walk and talk. Someone you showed how to love. It’s the worst thing to ever happen to anyone,” he added.

“My son died of a seizure. He brought me so much joy. He was my everything. Those 16 years of being his father taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop and be thankful for our children and children should stop and be thankful for their parents. Because, life is very short.”

“Spend time with your parents and parents spend time with your children,” the Grease actor said. “Treat them well. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore. What I truly learned most of all is, live and love everyday like it’s your last. Because, one day, it will be.”

“Take chances and go live life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them every day. Don’t take any moment for granted. Life is worth living.”
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Very touching words.

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  • Sometimes we are creating memories when we dont even realise it. Just enjoy your loved ones and make the joyful times long and the negative times short.


  • I totally agree with those sentiments. Life can be fleeting so grab every moment you can with your love ones.


  • Without wanting to negate the message… I’m sure I’ve heard it attributed to other celebrities too.


  • Very, very true and something to remember on even the hardest of days. I can think of nothing worse than losing a child. The thought of losing anyone is unbearable.


  • Beautiful and touching words from John. Thank you for sharing.


  • So true John, so true. If we stop doing or thinking about the ones we love then they cease to exist. Let’s not let that happen. When you think of a loved one text them, ring them, go and see them, tell them you care and you love them. We’ve only got one chance on this earth. I echo your sentiment John. May your son rest in peace and may you find your peace on this earth until you meet with him again. Blessings.


  • What a beautiful way to honour his son. It may have been 7 years ago but it will always feel like yesterday. God bless


  • so hard saying goodbye to a child x


  • Amen to his words, so true what John is saying here !! The pain must still be there. I lost my sister also 7 years ago, my parents were heartbroken, her children were heartbroken and her husband is still heartbroken…


  • I remember when the son died. He was way too young to die.
    And I agree that the hardest thing in the world is losing your own child. :-(


  • I hope I never have to find out how hard such a loss is. i can’t imagine how painful it is.


  • John and his family will never get over the loss of their son and brother. A lovely tribute.


  • I hope I never have to feel the pain of losing a child. I have lost my mum and seeing my grandmother go through that pain (of her losing her child) is something I never want to go through.


  • Naww poor John. I can’t imagine the pain he is in for losing a child. He is definitely right about honouring each day and treating it as if it were your last.


  • very touching, and such a hard thing for a parent to go through – thoughts are will his entire family


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