Popular Australian singer and actress, star of the cult musical “Grease” Olivia Newton-John died on August 8 at the age of 73. The reason was an oncological disease, with which she fought for about 30 years.
The tragic news was announced by the late artist’s husband, John Easterling, on his Instagram . The celebrity spent her last days not in a hospital, but on a ranch in Southern California surrounded by her family.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for over 30 years as she speaks about her journey through the fight against breast cancer. We ask everyone to respect family privacy during this very difficult time,” the post reads.
Instead of flowers, the star’s family asked fans to donate to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation, which specializes in cancer research.
It should be added that the actress was diagnosed with cancer three times – in 1992, 2017 and 2018. Although chemotherapy helped the star before, the last time her body could not cope with the load. Olivia Newton-John is considered one of the most popular actresses and singers of the 1970s. In 1974 she represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Long Live Love” and placed fourth.
The star has received the prestigious Grammy award four times. She gained the greatest popularity thanks to the role of Sandy in the cult musical “Grease”, where her famous American colleague John Travolta also played.
Moreover, in 1979, Olivia Newton-John received the title of officer of the Order of the British Empire and the title of Dame from the hands of Queen Elizabeth II.