Olivia Newton-John known for her role in the movie “Grease” was 73.
According to a statement from her husband, Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer/actress who became one of the biggest pop sensations of the 1970s with her breathy voice and sweet looks in the smash film “Grease,” died on Monday. Her age was 73.
“Olivia Newton-John died this morning at her Ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends, after a long battle with cancer. Please keep the family’s privacy in mind as they go through this terrible time “According to a statement posted on the singer’s verified Instagram account, John Easterling is her spouse. Over the course of her 30-year battle with breast cancer, Olivia has served as a symbol of success and inspiration for others.
A cancerous tumor at the base of the singer’s spine was discovered to be treated by the singer in September of last year. It was her third cancer diagnosis; she had previously been diagnosed with the disease in the early 1990s and again last year.