IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Dame Olivia Newton-John, an Australian singer best known for her role in Grease, has died at the age of 73.
She passed away peacefully at her Ranch in California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.
The news was announced in a statement released on Facebook on Monday morning, 8 August, 2022.
It reads, “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in California this morning. 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 Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).”
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.