Olivia Newton-John, 'Grease' star, dies at age 73
Olivia Newton-John, star of 'Grease' and singer of 'Physical', has died at the age of 73, according to her husband. She died after a 30-year battle with breast cancer.
After finding fame from her role in 'Grease,' the singer, songwriter's career in music sparked, having won 4 Grammy awards, and had 5 No. 1 hits and ten top 10 hits in her career. She is most well-known for her role as Sandy Olsson in 'Grease,' and her hit songs, 'Physical,' and 'Hopelessly Devoted to You.'
Her husband, John Easterling, released the news of her death in a statement made on Facebook, which can be read below:
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. 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.
As stated by Easterling, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.