Singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John passed away at the age of 73.
John Easterling, husband of Olivia Newton-John made the announcement via Facebook on Monday.
“Oliva 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.” TMZ reported.
A source close to Oliva told TMZ, “After a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic 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.” Easterling wrote.
“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.”
Olivia Newton-John captured hearts with her big hits from the 70s.
Olivia Newton-John’s biggest hit was “Physical” which was released in the early 80s.
TMZ last caught up with Olivia in 2016.