Olivia Newton-John - the Australian singer who is known for her breathy voice and wholesome beauty - died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was known to be one of the biggest pop stars in the ‘70s and she effortlessly charmed generations with her blockbuster ‘Grease’. Sadly, she passed away at the age of 73.
"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," her husband, John Easterling, wrote in a statement on the singer's official Instagram account.
"Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer."
Back in September 2018, the singer revealed that she was treating cancer at the base of her spine. It was her third cancer diagnosis, following bouts with breast cancer in the early '90s and in 2017, reported CNN.
The late singer’s acting career consisted of the widely recognized and loved film - Grease, which saw her starring opposite John Travolta, and she even earned herself a Golden Globe nomination for the same.
Hearing about the tragic news of her loss, Travolta shared a heartfelt tribute for Newton and wrote, "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!"
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