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Four-time Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John has died at age 73. She passed away “peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” according to a statement from family.
Newton-John was widely known for her work as a singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time with global sales of more than 100 million records.
She starred in the musical film ‘Grease’ in 1978. The soundtrack still remains one of the world’s best-selling albums.
Co-starring with John Travolta, she recorded two major hits including “You’re the One That I Want” and “Summer Nights.”
The song, “You’re the One That I Want,” ranks as one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Her music career included five number-one hits, including numerous top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She also produced two albums that reached the Billboard 200 number-one.
“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,” the social media post added.
“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.”