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Tom Cruise On The Death Of Jett Travolta: ‘It’s Horrific’

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    Tom Cruise On The Death Of Jett Travolta: ‘It’s Horrific’

    Tom Cruise shared his grief over the loss of Jett Travolta, the son of his good friends, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, during a taping of “The View” Thursday morning.

    During the pre-taped episode set to air on Friday, Barbara Walters broached the subject of the 16-year-old’s tragic death last Friday due to a seizure disorder.

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    “You know, it’s horrific,” Tom told “The View” ladies after a long pause. “You know, like, it’s just horrific. Here’s a man who… both of them, doting parents. Just wonderful people.”

    Barbara also brought up recent criticisms of the Travoltas’ religion – Scientology — which some have questioned whether it played a role in the Jett’s death.

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    “There has been criticism and there’s so much misinformation and one of the things that has been said … is that in your religion, you don’t take unnecessarily… a member of your family or anyone to a doctor. Is that the case?” Barbara asked.

    “That’s not true. That’s just not true,” Tom replied. “It’s actually just the opposite, where you — they say, ‘Look, get your physical, get medication, get your physical illnesses handled.’ It’s actually the exact opposite.”

    As he continued on, Tom said he was at a loss of words for his friends’ loss.

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    “Look… you all know him and you see him and Kelly… It’s just horrible,” Tom said. “I remember Jett when he was born and I saw him when he was a few months old and John just adored him. Both of his children. And Kelly. So it’s just something that, you know, I don’t have the words for.”

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