Desperate Travolta Tried to Save Son
Rare childhood disease didn't kill Jett: experts
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 3, 2009 8:19 AM CST

(Newser) – John Travolta fought to revive his 16-year-old son by pounding his chest and giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but to no avail, Radar reports. A source says Travolta did everything he could after Jett was found unconscious by a caretaker yesterday. He and wife Kelly Preston spent 40 minutes in an ambulance taking Jett to the hospital, but the boy was pronounced dead on arrival.

Experts say it's unlikely that the rare Kawasaki disease, which nearly killed Jett as a toddler, lead to his reported seizure and probably played no role in his death, the New York Daily News reports.