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John Travolta and Kylie Minogue lead tributes to Olivia Newton-John following her death

John Travolta and Kylie Minogue have lead the tributes to Olivia Newton-John following her death.

The Australian actress and singer, who was best known for her role as Sandy in Grease, sadly passed away on Monday at the age of 73.

Her co-star and close friend John Travolta took to Instagram shortly after the news broke to remember his “dearest Olivia”.


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He wrote: “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much.”

“We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

Australian singer Kylie Minogue also took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of her and Olivia, who she admitted she “always looked up to”.


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She wrote: “Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton John. And, I always will. (Just like this picture @nfsaonline).”

“She was, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many, many ways. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. x ONJ4EVER @therealonj.”

Olivia’s husband, John Easterling, said she died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California on Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends.


He wrote in a statement: “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. 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 @onjfoundation.”

“Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.”


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Olivia has battled breast cancer for more than 30 years, although her cause of death has not yet been revealed.

A source close to the late actress told TMZ: “After a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer.”



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