Actress Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73
Actress Olivia Newton-John, best known for the movie “Grease,” has died at the age of 73. The artist’s husband, John Easterling, announced that the artist passed away peacefully at her ranch in southern California, USA, on Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends.
“Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” Easterling wrote.
The Hollywood star battled breast cancer for more than three decades. His representative did not reveal the cause of death.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years, sharing her experience with breast cancer,” her husband shared in a statement on the singer-actress’ verified Instagram account. “In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.”
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The actress, known for playing Sandy Olsson in 1978’s “Grease,” revealed she was battling stage 4 breast cancer in October 2021 and managing pain with medical marijuana.
After hearing the sad news, John Travolta shared a heartfelt message about his partner on Instagram: “My dearest Olivia, you made our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you very much. We will see each other on the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!” the actor wrote.
The artist was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time in 1992.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, during the filming of “Grease” (EFE)
Although Newton-John developed her career in show business as a singer, with hits such as “If Not for You”, “Let Me Be There” and “Have You Never Been Mellow”, her name was immortalized in Hollywood by starring alongside John Travolta the musical “Grease”.
In an interview with the newspaper The Guardian in 2020, she said of the disease: “It’s been a part of my life for so long. I felt something was wrong. It’s worrying when it comes back, but I thought I’ll get over it again.”
Born in England and the daughter of an MI5 agent, Newton-John and her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, when she was six years old. She returned to the UK as a teenager to pursue a singing career and entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974.
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