Olivia Newton-John’s “Grease” co-star Didi Conn gives fans a glimpse into how much the beloved actress’s cancer had taken its toll in the days leading up to her death.
The American actress, known for her role as Frenchy in the iconic musical film, said on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that Newton-John told her she was “not walking anymore and she was being cared for full-time”.
“Her husband, John, and her daughter, Chloe, were there the whole time and she told me they were so hopelessly devoted,” she added.
Conn, 71, also reminisced when she and Newton-John first met on a set in the 1970s, revealing that the blonde beauty was a little nervous at first.
“She told me she’d been in another movie and it didn’t go as well as she’d hoped, so I just started improvising with her,” the Grease 2 actress told me, adding that the singer “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” said she would be “always grateful” for that moment.
Conn said she will always remember her friend as someone with a “big heart” who “cared so much about everyone.”
John Travolta – who played Newton-John’s love interest in “Grease” – also shared some kind words about the “I Love You, I Honest Love You” singer.
“My dear Olivia, you have made our whole life so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much,” the actor, 68, wrote on Monday in a touching Instagram post.
‘We’ll see you on the road and we’ll all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”
Newton-John died at the age of 73 after a 30-year battle with breast cancer.
A statement on her official Facebook page noted Monday that Newton-John “passed away peacefully this morning at her Southern California Ranch surrounded by family and friends.”
The statement concluded: “A symbol of triumph and hope for more than 30 years, Olivia shares her journey with breast cancer. 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.”