Rest in Peace, Singer/Actor/Entertainer Olivia Newton-John: 1948-2022


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This morning, Aug. 8, the family of Olivia Newton-John announced on her official Facebook page that the Australian-born actor/singer, known the world over for her many hit songs and roles such as Sandy Olsson in the movie musical Grease, has passed away at the age of 73 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.

Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).

Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.

– via John Easterling, husband

Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by…

Posted by Olivia Newton-John on Monday, August 8, 2022

Newton-John’s Grease co-star John Travolta, shared a remembrance photo on his social media pages:

My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever!
Your Danny, your John!

 

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Olivia Newton-John amassed four Grammy Awards and scored five No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including 1974’s “I Honestly Love You,” which was her first No. 1 hit in the United States and Canada:

“Physical,” released in 1981, spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was considered Newton-John’s biggest hit:

“You’re The One That I Want,” a duet with her Grease co-star Travolta that was written and produced by John Farrar and anchored the musical’s soundtrack, was another smash for Newton-John:

For years, Newton-John was very public about her battle with breast cancer after being diagnosed in the early 1990s, becoming known for her cancer research and other related endeavors in the years since.

May she rest in peace.



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