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Jett Travolta, Jan. 2, age 16: The year started tragically for John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, who were vacationing at their home in the Bahamas for the holidays when son Jett suffered a seizure and died. Jett had suffered from Kawasaki disease and autism. Travolta was also the subject of a bizarre extortion attempt by Bahamian officials over the treatment of Jett's death. "He's got a heavy heart," Travolta friend Ronnie Zupancic told People in October. He said Travolta cherishes life with Preston and Ella, 9: "They recognize the fragility of life, and they all hold each other a little tighter now."