Olivia Newton-John in Grease
Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73. This was reported in her official accounts in social networks.
Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time, – the message says.
The cause of Newton-John’s death was breast cancer, with which the singer fought for over 30 years. For the first time, the singer was diagnosed with a disease in 1992, after which she underwent a course of treatment. In 2017, the singer again spoke about the fight against the disease: the cancer moved to the fourth stage and metastasized to the sacral spine.
In 2012, Newton-John opened the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne.
Olivia Newton-John is best known for the film musical Grease, in which she co-starred with John Travolta. For her role in this film, she received the Golden Globe Award.
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease
John Travolta dedicated a farewell Instagram post to his co-star*.
My dear Olivia, you have made our lives so much better. Your influence has been incredible. I love you so much. We will definitely see each other and be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever. Your Danny, your John — wrote the actor.
*Instagram is owned by Meta, a recognized extremist organization in the Russian Federation