Goodbye legends. Tributes Olivia Newton-John poured in after the actress’ death at age 73 following a lengthy cancer battle.
“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” John Travolta wrote via Instagram on Monday, August 8, after news of his former costar’s death broke. “Your impact was incredible. You are a wonderful person. We will see each other down the road, and we will all be back together again. Yours since the first time I saw you and for all eternity! Your Danny, your John!”
The late actress and the Pulp Fiction star, 68, appeared together in 1978’s iconic GreaseHe plays star-crossed high school lovers Sandy Olsson (and Danny Zuko) respectively. The duo remained friendly for years after the film’s debut, though they were near strangers the first time they kissed on screen.
“I was nervous of course,” Newton-John told Us WeeklyJanuary 2021. “But it was a very special day and it was really a nice way to get to know John a little bit because we hadn’t spent all that much time together.”
The “Physical” singer’s family announced the news of her death on Monday, noting that she “passed away peacefully” at her home in Southern California. “We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” Newton-John’s husband, John EasterlingIn a Facebook and Instagram statement, he wrote:
Kathy GriffinWho tapped the XanaduActress for a 2009 appearance on her reality TV show My Life on D-List, paid tribute through Twitter to the late star. “Olivia Newton-John rolled with EVERYTHING ❤️🙏💔,” the comedian, 61, wrote alongside a clip from the episode, which showed Griffin and Carson KressleyThe Grammy winner was slammed about her Australian heritage.
Newton-John’s passing came after a years-long battle with breast cancer. The GleeIn 1992, alum was diagnosed for the first time. She had to have a partial mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Her illness returned in 2013 for the third time, and she was again diagnosed in 2017.
The American Music Award winner, January 2021. Use that she was “doing really well” amid her ongoing health struggles. “Plant medicine has been incredibly healing for me,” she explained at the time. “But I think it’s just keeping a positive attitude and believing that I will be OK and talking to my body and doing all the things that I can to support myself emotionally and mentally, which is probably the most important part.”
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