Veteran singer and actor Olivia Newton-John took her last breath at her California pad on Monday. The confirmations of her demise came through her Instagram handle. Reports suggest that Newton-John was not in any pain, and was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death. Her iconic songs like I Honestly Love You and Physical topped the world’s pop music charts during the 1970s and 1980s.
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In 1978, she starred in a film named Grease, whose soundtracks are still popular among pop music listeners the world over.
Newton-John’s contributions to the field have been lauded with iconic awards. She clinched the prestigious Grammy Award about four times in her career. Newton-John was battling breast cancer for the past 30 years, but never let it get in her way of living life to the fullest. In 2020, the popular singer was diagnosed as having stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It was in 1992 that she was diagnosed with it for the first time .
In 2015, the singer-actress opened the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Australia. The concept was in collaboration with a local hospital. Newton-John believed in the power of alternative medicine to treat cancer and had spoken at large about the need to shift toward plant-based treatments.
In 2017, Newton-John was informed that cancer in her system had metastasized to her sacrum. The condition caused severe back-related issues, which led to the cancelation of her musical tour, and a grand 70th birthday celebration as well. While it wasn’t a great phase in her life, Newton-John continued to express gratitude toward her husband John Easterling for his unconditional support through it all.
Social media platforms were filled with condolences and tribute posts pouring in from her fans and friends all over the globe. The news of her demise came as a shocker to many, who termed the unfortunate incident as an end of an era in evergreen pop music.
I am crushed to hear that my friend @olivianj has died. She was a true light in this world and I loved all the times we worked together. My love goes out to her family and her friends. What a beautiful human. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/R9X5656sTF— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) August 8, 2022
Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John. And, I always will. (Just like this picture @nfsaonline) She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. x ONJ4EVER pic.twitter.com/3nE8PVDFLy— Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) August 8, 2022
One of the most genuinely beautiful souls has left us. Olivia Newton-John was an amazing artist in every way. She was a dear friend to me and to all. Olivia is the definition of the phrase “Down to earth”. I love you Liv pic.twitter.com/FKyUd7WfRs— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) August 8, 2022
In loving memory of our Sandy, Olivia Newton-John.❤️ pic.twitter.com/NRjmdFxPu1— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountPics) August 8, 2022
My great friend Olivia Newton John has passed away. She was the perfect Lady, gorgeous, with great poise and with a certain Aussie sophistication.— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) August 8, 2022
Her spandex trousers in Grease were my inspiration for my ‘Da ya think I’m Sexy‘ era.
Sir Rod pic.twitter.com/Suleq8JSkX
Rest in peace, Olivia Newton-John. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us all. 💘 pic.twitter.com/Iu9I5ppLC4— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) August 8, 2022
Lead Image: Olivia Newton-John/ Instagram