Tribute: Beloved actress, musician, author and activist Olivia Newton-John passes away

Tribute: Beloved actress, musician, author and activist Olivia Newton-John passes away

“If you think positive thoughts, you’ll create a positive world around yourself and attract positive people to you.” - Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John in her iconic role as Sandy in the iconic music, Grease/YouTube

Beloved British-Australian actress Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE has passed away at the age of 73.

Newton-John passed away on Monday 8 August 2022 at her home in southern California after her long - and brave battle with cancer. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992

Popular for her magnificent performance as Sandy in the iconic musical, Grease, Olivia stole our hearts with her charisma, strength, beauty, and artistic talent.

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She was an actress, singer, songwriter, author and activist.

Did you know she was also a four-time Grammy Award winning artist, too?

East Coast Gold's Dave Guselli paid tribute to Newton-John in his show on Monday morning.

Watch this incredible tribute video to Olivia Newton-John by Australian news outlet 9 News Australia below - which includes an interview where she talks about finding those famous leather pants:

Olivia Newton-John last wish was for donations to be contributed to her cancer-fighting charity, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.

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Let's take a trip down memory lane with one of Olivia's most iconic scenes from Grease. You know, the one that gives us chills... and they're multiplying.

But her sultry, dreamy vocals on Summer Nights is what soothes even the most savage beast.

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Watch John and Olivia in this Summer Nights performance on Grease below:

Her co-star and longtime friend, John Travolta, reacted to the news of Olivia's death with this heart-breakingly beautiful statement: 

You can read more inspiring Olivia Newton-John’s best quotes about her cancer battles and staying positive ahead of death in this powerful piece in US Magazine.

We salute you, Olivia, and thank you for the impact you have made in our lives.

Farewell, legend.


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