Olivia Newton-John, ‘Grease’ star and chart-topping singer, dies at 73

A prominent figure from the 1970s and 1980s has passed away: The platinum-selling recording singer Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in the wildly successful musical film Grease, passed away at the age of 73.

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Her husband wrote on her official Facebook page:

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.

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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 Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (


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