Olivia Newton John has died at the age of 73.
The actress passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.
The singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and activist won four Grammys and had five number one hits and ten top ten hits. She also had two number one albums in the 1970s.
She is most well known for her role as Sandy Olsson in “Grease” and was passionate about the environment and animal rights.
Cause of Death
Olivia Newton John death was first confirmed by her husband.
The exact cause was not released and details surrounding his death still remain unclear, however, a source close to the family told TMZ on Monday afternoon that Newton-John had “lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer” after a three-decade fight.
Her husband released the following statement:
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 Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.
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.