John Travolta just posted about Olivia’s passing, saying, “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!
Olivia Newton-John, who soared to international stardom as both a singer and movie star has died.
Olivia’s husband, John Easterling, says she died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends. Olivia has battled breast cancer for more than 30 years, a specific cause of death was not given, although a source close to Olivia told TMZ, “After a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer.”
Her huge break came in 1978, when she starred opposite John Travolta in “Grease.” Her role as Sandy was iconic, as were several songs from the movie, “You’re the One that I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”
“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” Easterling wrote on her Facebook page.
“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.
Although no cause of death was disclosed, sources close to the actress told TMZ: “After a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer.”
Before her iconic role on Grease, the bubbly Brit was no stranger to the limelight, having had a successful music career and held five number one hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1970s.
She hit big in ’71 with the single If Not for You and again two years later with Let Me Be There.
She followed up those two chart-toppers with her Grammy-nominated single, Have You Never Been Mellow.