Legendary Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John has just passed away at the age of 73 according to her husband John Easterling on her Facebook page.
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.
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 (ONJFoundationFund.org).
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.
– via John Easterling, husband, Olivia Newton-John
She is perhaps best known for playing Sandy Olsson in the 1978 film, Grease. She also played Bitsy Mae Harling in the 2000 film, Sordid Lives.
For Disney, she played Amy Miller in A Mom for Christmas and was on an episode of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings TV Show.
John Travolta just posted this touching tribute to Olivia Newton-John on his Instagram:
For anyone growing up in the ’70s or ’80s, they know the name Sandra Dee from Grease. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family…