Olivia Newtown John died at the age of 73, according to CNN. While no specific cause was given, Newton-John has had breast cancer for more than 30 years. Her husband John Easterling, who she married in 2008, says she died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California on the morning of August 8, surrounded by “family and friends.”
The star is best known for her role as Sandy in the iconic movie-musical Grease. She also had a quite a few country hits before making it into pop music including “If Not For You,” “Let Me Be There” and “Have You Never Been Mellow.” She won CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1974.
Here’s what the post says about the late star:
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 @onjfoundation
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.