Olivia Newton-John, a 73-year-old actress, died of breast cancer

Olivia Newton-John, a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, and stage performer best known for portraying Sandy in the smash hit Grease, has died. She was 73 years old at the time.

John Easterling, her husband, wrote the following on Monday on Newton-social John’s social media accounts:

“Olivia Newton-John”

John’s daughter, tragically passed away today, surrounded by loved ones, at her ranch in Southern California. We ask that everyone respect the family’s wishes during this extremely trying time.

For more than 30 years, Olivia Newton-John has served as a symbol of accomplishment and hope, sharing her experience with breast cancer.

The @onjfoundation Fund, which is completely focused on researching plant medicine and cancer, continues to support her drive to heal and her pioneering understanding of plant medicine. The family requests that any philanthropic donations be made in Floral’s honor to the @onjfoundation.

In May 2017, Newton-John made public her diagnosis of breast cancer that had progressed to her sacrum. After consulting with Newton-John’s personnel, she will receive photon radiation therapy in addition to standard medical care, her team at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellbeing and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia, said after consulting with Newton-John’s personnel.

Her husband, John Easterling, 70, said at the time: “We have the same unflinching conviction that she would have a lovely, stunning success.” “We’re not trying to be optimistic. We are confident that we can make a difference.

Newton-John was well known for referring to herself as a “cancer thriver” after receiving a cancer diagnosis and remarking that she continued to enjoy a full life for an extra 50 years.

Newton-John told reporters in January 2020 that she was fighting cancer head-on and that she was determined to beat it. “I believe I have effectively defeated it.”

I’ll be honest, I don’t think about it too much. I’m getting better all the time, and being ignorant is actually a wonderful thing! My health is excellent. “