Olivia Newton-John, age 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 @onjfoundation
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.
Olivia Newton John was born in England and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Her grandfather, Max Born, was a German physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics.
Olivia Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. She announced in May 2017 that after 25 years with her cancer in remission, the cancer had spread to her lower back.
“A place where nobody dared to go… The love that we came to know… They call it Xanadu!” Watch Olivia Newton-John perform E.L.O.’s “Xanadu” along with Gene Kelly in the eponymous 1980 cult classic. We know the title of this video is confusing but we couldn’t fit in the fact that while Gene Kelly’s character owns and operates the ’80s/’40s hybrid roller disco, Olivia Newton-John’s character is the daughter of Zeus and a *literal* Greek muse. And we just really needed you to know that. YouTube Tips ⓘ
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Fox News host Geraldo Rivera reflects on the actress’s life and legacy on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum.’ YouTube Tips ⓘ
Grease star and Australian music icon Olivia Newton-John dead at 73 | ABC News YouTube Tips ⓘ
HOPELESSLY DEVOTED: John Travolta shares heartfelt tribute to Olivia Newton-John after his leading lady died at the age of 73. https://t.co/1s3heQXaJi pic.twitter.com/rOHlAPV9N3
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 8, 2022
Olivia Newton-John has died, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73. Here's a look back at her most iconic moments. https://t.co/H6vkFqKEt4 pic.twitter.com/WsG9OePQxa
— CNN (@CNN) August 8, 2022
'Grease' director Randal Kleiser also shared his memories of Olivia Newton-John https://t.co/9cddE3a3SB pic.twitter.com/xFYwzumNS2
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 8, 2022
RIP, Olivia Newton John. https://t.co/IlzPfruXCt
— Rolling Stone UK (@RollingStoneUK) August 8, 2022
“I don’t think I’d change anything”
CNN’s @AnaCabrera looks back at Olivia Newton-John’s most iconic moments. The singer and actress died today at the age of 73, according to a statement posted from her verified Instagram account. Watch here: https://t.co/xDVTovoqhO
— CNN (@CNN) August 8, 2022
Olivia Newton-John, the venerable Australian singer-songwriter and star of 1978's Grease, has died https://t.co/BaAmNJBJ2H
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) August 8, 2022
Legendary Australian singer, actress and entertainer Oliva Newton-John has died peacefully at her California ranch surrounded by family and friends. YouTube Tips ⓘ