Olivia Newton-John Flew To The Stars / Travolta's Emotional Farewell Message

Olivia Newton-John, a four-time Grammy winner and the leading lady of the well-known musical film Grease, has passed away from breast cancer. She was 73.

The announcement was made Monday by Olivia Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, on her social media channels:

"Dame Olivia Newton-John 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", said Easterling.

Olivia Newton-John The Stars

John Travolta’s Tribute

American actor John Travolta has shared a tribute to his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John:

"My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better," Travolta
wrote, alongside a picture of the star.

"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’s Journey

Born in Cambridge, England, in 1948, Olivia Newton-John and her family emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, when she was six.

Olivia Newton-John was still proud of her heritage, though, as her grandfather Max Born, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, sought refuge in the UK from Nazi Germany on the brink of World War II.

Her father was an MI5 officer who worked on the Enigma project at Bletchley Park during the war.

Olivia, an actress, and musician was a successful country singer who sold millions of records worldwide.

However, it was her portrayal of Sandy, a high school student, in the movie Grease that made her famous all over the world.

As the largest box office success of 1978, the musical provided Olivia Newton-John with three massive hit songs, including You're The One That I Want and Summer Nights, both of which she sang with co-star John Travolta.

Olivia Newton-John Flew To The Stars

Two years later, Olivia Newton-John lead another movie musical, "Xanadu", before later appearing with John Travolta again in 1983's “Two of a Kind”.

She married actor Matt Lattanzi in 1984, with whom she had her only child, daughter Chloe, in 1986. The two divorced in 1995.

Olivia’s Battle With Cancer

Olivia Newton-John disclosed her initial breast cancer diagnosis in 1992.

Later, The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre was established in Melbourne as a result of her battle, which included a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction.

Since then, the late star has developed into a supporter of cancer education and research.

Unfortunately, in May 2017, Olivia Newton-John revealed again that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her sacrum.

The Legacy Of Olivia Newton-John

In total, Olivia Newton-John was nominated for 12 Grammys throughout her career, winning the prize in 1979, 1981, 1981, and 1983.

In 1982, she won "the video of the year" with "Physical".

Legacy Of Olivia Newton-John Travolta

Her album discography consists of twenty-six studio albums, six live albums, fourteen compilations, and six soundtracks.

Also, Olivia Newton-John was recognized with multiple Country Music Association and American Music Awards, as well as four People's Choice Awards.

In 1979, the beloved star received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal.

In the hearts and souls of her family, friends, and fans, Olivia Newton-John will remain, as the famous singer Rod Stewart said, a "perfect lady, gorgeous, with great poise and with a certain Aussie sophistication".

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