Olivia Newton-John dies at 73 – Retro Pop

Olivia Newton John has passed away.

The singer, songwriter and actress “passed away peacefully at her Southern California ranch on Monday. [August 8] morning surrounded by my family and friends,” the representatives confirmed.

Her husband John Easterling posted a confirmation on his official Facebook page, reading: “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning surrounded by family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family during this very difficult time.

“Olivia has been a beacon of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience in plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund , dedicated to plant medicine and cancer research. In lieu of flowers, the family requests 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; his daughter Chloé 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.

The Physical hitmaker was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and again in 2013. She was diagnosed for the third time in September 2018.

Following the sad news, tributes poured in from friends and colleagues, including Olivia’s “Grease” co-star John Travolta, who said she “made our lives so much better.”

“My dearest Olivia,” he wrote. “Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much. We will see you on the road again and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!

In a post on her Instagram page, pop superstar Kylie Minogue credited Olivia as an “inspiration”, adding, “Since I was ten years old, I have loved and admired Olivia Newton John. And I always will.

“She has been and always will be an inspiration to me in so many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.”

“Dame Olivia Newton John would light up a room just with her presence,” Dannii Minogue added. “Her heart was full of love and light, and she made it her mission to share this beautiful energy with the world.

“I have been fortunate to meet Olivia many times over the years. I was honored to be asked to help raise funds to build the Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Center in Heidelberg, Victoria. I know that this hospital has helped – and will help – many people, and she was very proud to make this dream a reality.

“Rest in peace beautiful lady. You will never be forgotten.”

In his own post, Darren Hayes said: Oh dear, sweet, magical, eternal Olivia. You gave so much to this world and to this little boy who saw acceptance in your twinkling eyes and your twinkling world.

“You have made us all feel held by the sweetness of your voice and the capacity of your heart. I hope you are in Xanadu.

Meanwhile, Mariah Carey shared a gallery of snaps of the pair on stage together, writing: “I fell in love with Olivia’s voice as a little girl and heard I love you, honestly. songs like Magic, Suddenly and Have you ever been sweet showcased its beautiful, airy tone and signature sound. And THEN there was GREASE.

“I was obsessed. I dressed up as Bad Sandy for Halloween in 5th grade and thought I was everything. Years later, THE one and only Olivia Newton-John took to my stage in Melbourne, Australia , and we sang with all our heart for Hopelessly devoted to you. It’s a moment I will never forget.

“I was also blessed to be in her presence on many other occasions and she was one of the kindest, most generous and lovely people I have ever met.

“She will be missed. She will be remembered. She will be Loved. Olivia, I truly love you.

Olivia was born in Cambridge, UK on September 26, 1948 and moved to Australia in 1954 where she grew up. She achieved her musical breakthrough in 1971 when she released the Bob Dylan Written If it’s not for youwhich reached number seven in the UK charts and was featured on an album of the same name.

She won four Grammy Awards and scored seven US No. 1 hits between 1974 and 1977.

She then gained worldwide recognition as an actress alongside John Travolta in the musical “Grease” in 1978, and two years later presented the musical fantasy film “Xanadu”.

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