Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
Olivia Newton-John, 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. She was 73.
"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," her husband, John Easterling, wrote in the statement
on the singer's verified Instagram account.