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Olivia Newton-John Dies At Age 73

Olivia Newton-john Dies At Age 73
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Singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John passed away from breast cancer at 73. Her husband, John Easterling, announced the death of a four-time Grammy winner on Facebook.

The statement reads:

"Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends."

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The family asked for privacy and reminded fans that Olivia had been battling cancer for over 30 years. They also asked for support to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation.

The message said her healing was an "inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer."

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Among the first ones to send their public condolences was John Travolta, who was Newton-John's co-star in Grease.

He wrote in an Instagram post:

"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!"

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"Your Danny, your John!"

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Chloe, Olivia's daughter, posted a touching tribute only a few days ago, writing next to the photo of her mom:

"I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend."

The English-born star beat cancer twice, but the latest diagnosis, in 2017, proved to be fatal.

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Talking to The Guardian in 2020, Olivia said:

"It's been a part of my life for so long. I felt something was wrong. It's concerning when it comes back, but I thought, "I'll get through it again."'

Olivia's father was an MI-5 agent, and the family moved from England to Melbourne, Australia, when Olivia was 6.

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She returtend to the UK when she was a teen and began a music career while participating in Eurovision Song Contest in 1974.

Grease came four years later, and initially, Olivia was considered too old for the role.

The movie was a hit for decades to come.

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Grease came under fire during the #MeToo movement, but the singer and actress defended it, saying:

"It's a movie. It's a story from the 50s where things were different. Everyone forgets that, at the end, he changes for her, too. There's nothing deep in there about the #MeToo movement. It's just a girl who loves a guy, and she thinks if she does that, he'll like her."

"And he thinks if he does that, she'll like him. I think that's pretty real. People do that for each other. It was a fun love story."

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Olivia and Easterling married in 2008. Previously, she was married to Michael Lattanzi from 1984 to 1995.

One of her last public appearances was in 2019.

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Rest in Peace, Dame Newton-John, your talents will be missed.