Legendary singer and actress Olivia Newton-John died Monday morning at the age of 73, according to her family.
The “Grease” actress and “Physical” singer “passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” John Easterling, her husband, said in a statement posted to her official Facebook page.
“We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” Easterling said.
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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 (ONJFoundationFund.org).
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.
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🇺🇸 Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022) 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/vmQXeDWhl0— Alerta News 24 (@AlertaNews24) August 8, 2022
RIP Olivia Newton-John. What an icon ❤️— Mainly Oasis (@mainlyoasis) August 8, 2022
RIP Olivia Newton-John pic.twitter.com/eUTO7NYFbK— More Butter 🧈 (@morebuttertv) August 8, 2022
RIP Olivia Newton-John, an icon pic.twitter.com/4x4ILMNjV5— Jono (@jonoread) August 8, 2022
RIP Olivia Newton John – a generation of ’70s kids will never forget you. pic.twitter.com/1wjjIzrtNu— John Law (@JohnLawMedia) August 8, 2022