According to airport officials, it was confirmed early this morning that actor John Travolta’s dogs were, indeed, killed on the tarmac of the Bangor International Airport in Maine. The incident occurred this past Thursday and the news story broke this morning about the demise of two of the family canines:
“At approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, an airplane carrying members of the John Travolta family landed at BIA. While there, two small dogs were taken for a walk by someone who is not a family member. An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the airplane and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs were struck and killed. The airport is investigating the accident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy the city will make no further comment.”
An email was found by the Bangor Daily News outlining the incident and the aforementioned statement from the City Council confirmed that the two dogs were owned by Travolta and were killed by an airport services pickup truck. The report did not state whether or not the dogs were on leashes.
I really feel for you, John. Even though you’re one of those kooky Scientologists, you seem like a good guy and all-around fabulous actor. My favorite role that you played definitely had to be Bobby Long in A Love Song For Bobby Long. You’re epic and amazing. But shit. Bad stuff, John. It seems like tragedy follows you wherever you go, and for that, I’m sorry.