Grease Star Olivia Newton John Passes Away


Grease starlet Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73. In a statement on Instagram, her husband, John Easterling, broke the news of her death.

With a picture of the 80s star, the Instagram caption read;

“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 @onjfoundation.”

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The touching post went on to talk about the singer’s family, saying;

“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.”

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Since Monday, Netizens have been morning the death of the Summer Nights songstress.

After cementing a prominent place with her portrayal of Sandy Olsson in the 1978 movie, Grease, Olivia Newton-John returned to screen with the 1980 film, Xanadu. Despite starring opposite Gene Kelly, the film do nearly as well as Grease, and was largely considered a box office flop.

Afterwards she largely focused on her music career. Her musical triumphs include four GRAMMY awards, five number-one hits, and 10 top-ten hits.  As well as two number-one albums in the 1970s. Her 1981 single, Physical marked her highest peaking track on the charts.

Newton-John debuted in the entertainment industry when she won the Australian talent show, Sing, Sing, Sing. She then moved to England, and started her solo career with the single, ‘If Not For You‘.

Two years later, she marked commercial success with songs like ‘Let Me Be There‘, ‘ and ‘If You Love Me (Let Me Know)‘, which earned her a GRAMMY award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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She even lent her vocals to her 1978 debut film Grease, with tracks like ‘You’re the One That I Want‘, ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You‘, and ‘Summer Nights‘.

However, most still remember her for her role as ‘Sandy’ in the classic movie musical starring John Travolta.

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