Pop Icon Olivia Newton-John has Died at 73



If you were a teenage male in the 1970s, there is a very good possibility you had a crush on this cultural icon.  The singer Olivia Newton-John has passed away at the age of 73, leaving behind a legacy of five No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Her husband shared the news on his Instagram page. The star was known for her role as Sandy in the iconic movie Grease and her five No. 1 singles. Olivia was a strong advocate for people with cancer, as she first battled breast cancer in 1992.

Olivia Newton-John’s career

Known for her powerful voice and soaring tenor, the late singer was also a prolific writer, who penned a number of books. Despite her fading career, her charitable work and charity work will live on. Newton-John is survived by her daughter Chloe. In 1992, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery, she underwent chemotherapy and eventually underwent partial mastectomy. In 1993, she starred in the movie “Xanadu.” During her recovery, she had a child, Chloe Rose. In 1998, she married Amazon Herb Company co-founder John Easterling.

Newton-John’s first battle with breast cancer took place in 1992, and she survived it. The film’s soundtrack became a worldwide hit, and her duet with John Travolta was one of the biggest-selling singles of all time. Born in England, she later moved to Australia with her family. As a teenager, she won a talent contest and began recording country-pop songs. Her fame and popularity grew exponentially.

Her battle with brain cancer

The news broke on Friday afternoon that Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John had passed away at age 73. In a recent interview with CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King, she said she never felt “victimized” by the news, and she dealt with it in “denial.” Instead of focusing on the future, she focused on the good things in life and the pleasures of everyday living. The 73-year-old admitted to not thinking about her death or her prognosis much.

After the success of “Grease,” Olivia Newton-John’s career took a back seat to her private life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. She had a relationship with actor Patrick McDermott, who disappeared from a fishing trip in 2005. He was believed to have drowned. In 2008, Newton-John married businessman John Easterling.

Her later albums

Olivia Newton-John is an icon of music who is no longer with us. Her popularity waned by the early 1990s and by 1985 she had  married the actor Matt Lattanzi, with whom she had a daughter, Chloe. In 1986, the couple welcomed a daughter, Chloe Rose, and two years later, she was married to John Easterling, the founder of the Amazon Herb Company. Although the couple later separated amicably, Newton-John’s music continued.

After cancer treatment, she was able to continue her career and became a vocal advocate for breast cancer research. She was also an activist for health issues, and once cancelled a concert tour in Japan to protest the slaughter of dolphins. Her recent albums reflected her passion for the fight against cancer. She collaborated with other musicians for holiday albums, including Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky. Her music was inspired by the pain she felt after the death of her husband, and her work was widely recognized as a response to that loss.

Her career in Grease

The British singer and actress, most famous for her role as Sandy Olson in the 1977 musical “Grease”, has passed away peacefully in Southern California. Newton-John was 73 years old. She is survived by her husband, John Easterling, and daughter with her former partner Chloe Lattanzi. In her lifetime, she had a career spanning five decades.

While her pop recording career waned after the red hot 1970s, Grease catapulted her to stardom. She gained three No. 1 singles with the title song “You’re the One That I Want,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and ‘Summer Nights.’ The songs were nominated for Academy Awards for best original song. Newton-John was a close friend of Grease co-star, John Travolta, and they remained close even after the filming ended.

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