We regret to inform you that actress Olivia Newton -ohn has passed away.
Her husband, John Easterling, announced in a Facebook post that she passed today due to ongoing cancer treatments. She was 73 years old and has been fighting breast cancer for years.
“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” said her husband.
He also says, “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.” If you’d like to make a donation, you can here.
The British and Australian star was known for many things throughout her life — one of her most notable roles is Sandy in the movie musical Grease.
In her career that spanned five decades, she sold 100 million records and had several popular hits like “Physical”.
Our condolences are with Olivia Newton-John’s family and loved ones at this time.