Lisa Marie Presley has spoken of her grief over the death of John Travolta’s son – and slammed critics who used it to attack the Church of Scientology.
The singer said the Hollywood star and his wife Kelly Preston were going through “the worst possible tragedy a parent could be forced to endure”.
And she attacked those who claimed their Scientology beliefs had stopped 16-year-old Jett getting the medical help he needed.
The youngster – who had Kawasaki Syndrome, a condition that can lead to heart disease – died from a seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas.
In her MySpace blog, Presley, who is also a Scientologist, said: “I am writing this because I have noticed that for the most part, people and the media have been very sympathetic and respectful.
“But there are those certain ones that want to use this horrible tragedy as an opportunity to once again blame and/or attack Scientology.”
Elvis Presley’s daughter added: “Among most of the crazy, made-up garbage that goes around…it is not true that Scientologists don’t believe in medical care…and that may have something to do with this terrible tragedy.
“I can tell you first hand that his parents were on a tireless, never-ending quest to get and provide him with the absolute best care anyone could ever ask for and need – medically, physically, emotionally, medicinally and spiritually.
“I am not writing this to preach my beliefs, I am here to protect my friends.
“Let’s not use the tragic death of a child to facilitate your insatiable need to attack and destroy Scientology shall we?”
Presley, who was previously married to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage, spoke out after cruel jokes and blogs were posted on the internet about Jett’s death.
The religion was founded in 1954 by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.