Sadly, details confirm Olivia Newton John dead at the age of 73.
The Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie “Grease,” died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband.
The chemistry between Sandy played by Newton John and Travolta’s alpha greaser Danny was iconic and dreamy for many.
John Travolta paid tribute to her saying, “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better.” The actor wrote on Instagram. “Your impact was incredible. I love you so much.”
Newton-John sang on three of the movie’s biggest hits: the duets “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights” with Travolta, and her swoony solo ballad, “Hopelessly Devoted To You.”
Olivia Newton John was adored by many celebrities to come. During Mariah Carey’s Butterfly Tour she performed in Melbourne, Australia. There she was joined by Olivia to perform Hopelessly Devoted To You. Years ago Mariah had won a talent contest performing this song.
Newton-John recorded her first single in England in 1966.
She scored a few international hits, but she remained largely unknown to US audiences until 1973, when “Let Me Be There” became a top-10 hit on both the adult contemporary and the country charts.
A series of No. 1 easy-listening hits followed, including “I Honestly Love You,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Please Mr. Please.
Throughout her career Newton-John won four Grammy Awards and sold more than 100 million albums
Back in 2018 she revealed that she was treating cancer at the base of her spine. It was her third cancer diagnosis, following bouts with breast cancer in the early ’90s and in 2017.
On Monday 2022, headlines stating Olivia Newton John dead was confirmed by her husband. Sending prayers to her family and fans. She leaves behind her daughter Chloe Lattanzi and husband John Easterling.