Saying goodbye. Olivia Newton-John was mourned by her kin at a personal memorial service after she died of breast most cancers at age 73, Us Weekly completely confirms.
“There was a small and very private family gathering in California last week to celebrate Olivia,” a consultant for Newton-John’s family members tells Us. “The family prefers to keep the details of the event private at this time.”
The Xanadu star’s husband, John Easterling, introduced her loss of life through social media on Monday, August 8, writing, “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.”
He continued: “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.”
Along with Easterling, Newton-John is survived by her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, whom she shared with ex-husband Matt Lattanzi. As her loss of life made headlines, followers shared their favourite reminiscences of the late Australia native, together with her Grease costar John Travolta.
“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible,” the Saturday Night Fever actor, 68, wrote through Instagram simply after her loss of life was introduced. “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!”
Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe, 36, additionally paid tribute to the Hollywood icon after her loss of life, sharing just a few classic photographs of herself with the “Physical” singer. In one pic, the Two of a Kind actress held her toddler daughter on the seashore, whereas a number of different snaps confirmed Chloe as an grownup getting ready to movie a mission along with her mother.
Though the “Hopelessly Devoted” singer was recognized with most cancers three separate instances all through her life, she by no means let these well being battles get her down.
“If you think positive thoughts, you’ll create a positive world around yourself and attract positive people to you,” the “Magic” songstress informed Us Weekly completely in April 2019 amid her third breast most cancers battle. “I’m very lucky in all those areas; I have the best husband in the world and the best daughter. I’m lucky.”
More than one 12 months later, Newton-John gave Us an unique replace on her well being whereas she was selling her new music, “Window in the Wall,” which she recorded along with her daughter.
“I feel really well, thank you. Thanks to my husband and his plant medicine. I’m doing really well,” she informed Us in January 2021, referring to Easterling’s hashish remedies, which aided in her ache administration. “Plant medicine has been incredibly healing for me, but I think it’s just keeping a positive attitude and believing that I will be OK … is probably the most important part.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper