Olivia Newton-John once said she “looked forward to” death because of past interactions with “ghosts”.
In a February 2021 podcast interview resurfaced, the ‘Grease’ star explained that she wasn’t afraid to push through her 30-year battle with breast cancer because she believed there was something beyond the world of the living.
“We all know we’re going to die, but I think we spend our lives in denial. It’s extremely personal, so it’s hard to put into words,” she told Sarah Grynberg’s “A Life of Greatness.”
“I feel like we’re all one thing, and I’ve had experiences with ghosts and spiritual life. I believe something is happening.”
She added: “I hope the energies of the people you love will be there. … I think all the love will be there. I’m kind of looking forward to that – not now, but when it happens.”
The “Hopelessly Devoted to You” singer passed away “peacefully” at home on Monday, surrounded by family and friends, a statement released on her social media channels. She was 73.
“A symbol of triumph and hope for more than 30 years, Olivia shares her journey with breast cancer,” the statement read. “Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience in plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, which is dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.”
The legendary actress’s family asked for donations to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund in lieu of flowers.
Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and again in 2013 and 2017. The disease then progressed to stage 4 and she managed the pain with medical marijuana.