Olivia Newton-John was a well-known actress and singer in the Hollywood industry, especially for her role as Sandy Olsson in the 1978 film Saturday Night Fever, in which she starred alongside John Travolta.
The news of her death was released by her husband, John Easterling, moments ago. It was through a statement that she released, in which she mentioned that the artist died on her ranch in southern California, United States, this Monday morning and surrounded by friends and family.
“Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”
Born on September 26, 1948, in Santa Barbara, United States, Olivia Newton-John began in the film industry with Funny Things Happen Down Under, a 1965 musical comedy. She then acted in Toomorrow and, later, in the film that would make her rise to fame: Grease. She from there she continued in acting until 2020.
He also did work on television and ventured into the musical field. In addition to performing songs for musicals, she built her singing career with hits like “If Not for You,” “Let Me Be There,” and “Have You Never Been Mellow.”
Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time in 1992. In 2012, twenty years after the detection of this disease, she suffered from it again, but she kept it a secret for a long time.
It was only in 2017 when she revealed that she was diagnosed with cancer for the third time; there she explained that the doctors had diagnosed her with a tumor at the base of her spine and that she underwent radiotherapy, but that she also followed natural therapies such as the consumption of cannabis oil for pain.