Olivia Newton-John: Dead At 73

Olivia Newton-John, who soared to international stardom as both a singer and movie star has died today. She was 73-years old.

According to her longtime husband, John Easterling, Olivia died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California on Monday morning (8.08,) surrounded by family and friends. The superstar singer battled breast cancer for more than 30 years, and a source close to the musician told TMZ, “After a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer.”

The superstar singer rose to prominence in 1971 with songs like “If Not for You,” “Let Me Be There” in 1973, followed by her mega-hit “Have You Never Been Mellow.”

Olivia Newton-John’s biggest break came in 1978, when she portrayed Sandy opposite John Travolta in “Grease.” Her acting role was as iconic, as were several songs from the movie including “You’re the One that I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”

Olivia’s biggest pop hit was “Physical” in 1981, which stayed at #1 for ten weeks, breaking all records in the 1980s and she remained an environmental and animal rights activist throughout her career.

John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, but it went into remission and it came back in 2013. It went back into remission but surfaced again in 2017.

Olivia, who was British but raised in Australia, married Matt Lattanzi (who she met while filming “Xanadu “in 1984. They had a child, Chloe Rose in 1986, and divorced in 1995. She married John Easterling, the founder of Amazon Herb Company in 2008.

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Author: Al Denté