A heartbreaking battle. Olivia Newton-John has died at age 73 following repeated bouts of stage IV breast most cancers.
The actress handed away at her residence in California on Monday, August 8, in response to her husband, John Easterling, who introduced the information by way of Facebook. “We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” the announcement learn. “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”
The publish continued, “Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.”
“I feel lucky that I’m experiencing it for a third time, you know? You have to find the silver lining; there’s good in every bad situation,” she completely advised Us Weekly of her mindset in April 2019. “I’m very positive. I’m human, I have my moments of fear and anxiety like everybody does, but generally I choose to be positive because you create your world by what you think. And if you think dark thoughts, you’re going to create a dark world.”
The “Physical” singer added: “If you think positive thoughts, you’ll create a positive world around yourself and attract positive people to you. I’m very lucky in all those areas; I have the best husband in the world and the best daughter. I’m lucky.”
One month prior, the Australian star opened up about why she selected to maintain her well being out of the highlight, telling Today that she wanted to avoid “speculation” about her private battle.
“I just decided I wanted to go through it myself,” she mentioned in the course of the March 2019 interview. “And I did a lot of natural healing and a lot of herbs that my husband made for me.”
Throughout her personal ups and downs, the songwriter started the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund to “educate patients and their caregivers about kinder options for treating cancer” and to contribute donations to cancer research, per its web site. While discussing her charity in a 2020 video, the “Desperate Times” singer famous that she wished to remain sturdy for her daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, whom she shared with ex-husband Matt Lattanzi.
“All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,” the actress recalled of her prognosis. “I made the decision that I would be OK. I had to believe I was going to be OK, that my daughter was the most important thing in my life and I would be OK for her.”
Best identified for enjoying Sandy in 1978’s Grease, the four-time Grammy winner additionally had a profitable profession as a solo artist, promoting greater than 100 million data worldwide. Other notable movie credit embrace 1980’s Xanadu, 2000’s Sordid Lives and her final identified function, 2020’s The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee. On the small display screen, she carried out as each host and musical visitor on Saturday Night Live in 1982 and appeared as herself on Glee in 2010.
Along with Chloe, 38, Newton-John is survived by Easterling, 69, whom she wed in 2008.