Mike Bruno
January 05, 2009 AT 06:00 PM EST

John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston published a statement on both of their official websites over the weekend addressing the sudden death of their 16-year-old son Jett on Friday. “Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief,” the statement reads. “We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives.” The statement also thanks to those who have “sent their love and condolences….It is a beautiful reminder of the inherent goodness in the human spirit that gives us hope for a brighter future.”

An autopsy is expected to be performed today that may reveal the cause the death. Jett Travolta died at thefamily’s vacation home in the Bahamas on Jan. 2. Jett had a history of seizures.

UPDATE: Autopsy results released on Jan. 5 showed that Jett’s body showed no sign of head trauma, according to the AP,and his death certificate says he was killed by a seizure.

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