On August 8, the family of Olivia Newton-John took to her official Facebook page to make a heartbreaking announcement.
Family of ‘Grease’ Legend Olivia Newton-John Takes to Facebook to Make Heartbreaking Announcement
Just 25 minutes ago, a statement appeared on the verified Facebook page announcing the death of the beloved superstar. Newton-John may be most notably known for her role as Sandy in the cult classic, Grease.
Newton-John had been battling breast cancer prior to her passing.
“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.”
Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by…Posted by Olivia Newton-John on Monday, August 8, 2022
The statement continues, reading, “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.”
The statement was written by her beloved husband, John Easterling, who she has been married to since 2008. “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.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Olivia’s friends and family during this particularly difficult time.
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