Olivia Newton-John Loses Battle with Cancer

One of the true sweethearts of the entertainment world has passed away.

Olivia Newton-John has finally lost her long-running battle with cancer.

She was 73 at the time of her death.

Long Battle

ONJ was first diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1990s.

She had gone into remission, but it did return about 20 years later.

In 2013, ONJ announced that it had returned.

In 2018, she announced that cancer had metastasized in her spine.

On Monday, her family announced her death, which released a statement.

It read, “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.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”

It took ONJ almost a decade to break through, but she immediately rose to the top when she did.

In 1973, seven years after initially signing with Decca Records, she released “Let Me Be There,” and her rise to fame started.

The awards started to pile up in 1974, the same year she released “I Honestly Love You.”

In 1978, she became the world’s biggest crush, playing Sandy in “Grease” alongside John Travolta’s Danny Zuko.

Travolta, after her death, wrote, “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better.

“Your impact was incredible. 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!”

She was far from a one-hit wonder, landing numerous Number One hits and selling over 100 million records during her career.

Rest in peace, Olivia… we will miss you.

Source: ABC News

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