Award-winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, died Monday (Aug. 8) at 73-years-old. The beloved performer best-known for her country-pop sound and iconic position as Sandy Olsson within the 1978 blockbuster, “Grease” handed away at her ranch in Southern California.
Her official Fb web page confirmed the devastating information with a prolonged assertion.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) handed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by household and buddies,” learn the submit alongside a portrait of the award-winning vocalist. “We ask that everybody please respect the household’s privateness throughout this very troublesome time.”
The reason for dying has not been introduced. Nevertheless, the tribute highlighted her decades-long combat with breast most cancers. The web page inspired followers to donate to the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund in her honor.
“Olivia has been a logo of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast most cancers. Her therapeutic inspiration and pioneering expertise with plant drugs continues with the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund, devoted to researching plant drugs and most cancers. In lieu of flowers, the household asks that any donations be made in her reminiscence to the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org),” the submit added.
Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England on Sept. 26, 1948. It wasn’t till she moved to Melbourne, Australia, that she picked up singing as an adolescent. She cracked the American charts in 1971 with Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You” at No.1 on the grownup up to date chart and located success in Europe with “Banks of the Ohio.”
Her angelic vocals caught the eye of nation radio, and her fan-favorite single “Let Me Be There” sat on the Billboard’s nation chart for 22 weeks in 1973. Ultimately, the John Rostill penned tune peaked at No.7 and scored Newton-John her very first Grammy Award for Greatest Feminine Nation Vocal Efficiency.
Hits “If You Love Me, Let Me Know” and “I Truthfully Love You” catapulted the songstress to stardom. The singer-songwriter gained Feminine Vocalist of the 12 months on the CMA Awards, beating out nation legends akin to Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, and Anne Murray.
Earlier than hitting the large display screen, the star labored alongside her tight-knit group of songwriters to create chart-topping tracks – “Have You By no means Been Mellow,” “Let It Shine,” “Come on Over,” “Please Mr. Please,” and “Dancin’ ‘Spherical and ‘Spherical,” which turned her final single to grace the nation charts.
By 1977 the profitable artist pressed pause on her nation profession to affix the forged of “Grease” alongside John Travolta. The traditional movie turned a pop-culture phenomenon and broke box-office data in 1978. Newton-John even acquired a Golden Globe nomination for Greatest Actress.
Following Newton-John’s dying, Travolta took to Instagram (Aug. 8) to mourn the lack of his shut good friend and co-star.
“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so a lot better. Your influence was unbelievable. I like you a lot,” he wrote within the caption. “We are going to see you down the street and we will probably be collectively once more. Yours from the primary second I noticed you and eternally! Your Danny, your John,” he added.
Newton-John tied the knot with husband John Easterling in June of 2008. The “Bodily” singer has one daughter named Chloe Lattanzi, sister Sarah Newton-John, and brother Toby Newton-John.
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