Olivia Newton-John Passes Away At Age 73

Movie and music star Olivia Newton-John has passed away at Age 73.

The Grammy Award winning musician died after battling breast cancer for more than 30 years on Monday.

She “passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” a statement posted to her Facebook on Monday said.

The statement continued, “We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”

Olivia reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of “Grease”.

From 1973-83, Newton-John was among the world’s most popular entertainers. She had 14 top 10 singles just in the U.S., won four Grammys, starred with John Travolta in “Grease” and with Gene Kelly in “Xanadu.” The fast-stepping Travolta-Newton-John duet, “You’re the One That I Want,” was one of the era’s biggest songs and has sold more than 15 million copies.

Tributes have since started pouring in for the late singer.

One of such is from rapper Olivia who revealed she was named after the singer because her mom loved her.

In a tweet, she wrote;

“Such sad news to hear about the passing of Olivia Newton John. She was such an inspiration to many of us. My Mom loved her and had all of her albums. My Mom loved her so much that she named me after her❤️‍🩹She will be deeply missed. Rest well legend🙏🏽”

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