After thirty years of battling breast cancer, Australian actress Olivia Newton-John passed away on August 8. His partner in 'Grease', John Travolta, made a shocking statement, shortly after the announcement of his death...
A pop culture icon bowed out on August 8, 2022. Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73 after battling a cancer be you which has recurred many times. As her husband indicated in a press release, the one who also had British nationality and had represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision in 1974, is “passed away peacefully on her ranch in Southern California (…) surrounded by her family and friends”. 'Olivia has been a beacon of triumph and hope for thirty years by sharing her experience of breast cancer' , also wrote her husband, stating that a fund in her honor and in her name had been created to finance research on medicinal plants and cancer: the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund .
Suffering from stage four cancer, the partner of John Travolta knew he was doomed, and had also mentioned it on several occasions, notably on the set of the Australian program 60 Minutes in 2019. ' Every day is a blessing, especially now ' , she said then.
Become the mythical Sandy Olsson in the no less cult musical Grease in 1978, Olivia Newton-John had been propelled into the limelight by a mentor already well known to the general public at the time: John Travolta . It was the actor himself who insisted that the young woman aged 28 at the time landed the famous role. This is how Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson formed the most glamorous couple of the late 1970s on screen. This brought the two performers considerably closer, who had forged a solid friendship.
Shortly after his death was announced, John Travolta therefore wanted to pay tribute to his lifelong sidekick . “My dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better. Your influence has been incredible. I love you so much. We'll meet again on the other side and we'll be together again . Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!' , soberly wrote the actor who lost his companion, Kelly Preston, who died of the same disease in 2020.