Four-time Grammy Award winner, and Academy Award Nominee, Dame Olivia Newton-John DBE, has passed away today at her home surrounded by family and friends. The announcement, posted by her husband, John Easterling, did not give a cause of death, but did make a reference to her ongoing championing of awareness and treatments for breast cancer.
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.
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.
via John Easterling, husband, Olivia Newton-John
Her “Grease” coster and lifelong friend, John Travolta took to Instagram to express his thoughts to the departed muse.