Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John dies at 73 1

Olivia Newton-John passed away Monday after battling breast cancer for more than 30 years. She was 73.

She “passed away peacefully this morning at her Southern California ranch surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement posted to her Facebook on Monday.

The statement continued: “We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.”

The actress, known for her role as Sandy Olsson in the 1978 film “Grease,” revealed she was battling stage 4 breast cancer in October 2021, but said she managed the pain with medical marijuana.

In September 2018, she was diagnosed with cancer for the third time. The Aussie star was first diagnosed in 1992 and again in May 2017.

Newton-John is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; cousins ​​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.

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