Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73 due to cancer: she was one of the most successful singers of all time, known worldwide for Grease.
Olivia Newton-John, the singer, actress and activist known worldwide for her role in the musical film Grease, has died at the age of 73. The news of her has been communicated by her husband John Easterling through his Facebook.
Newton-John suffered breast cancer in 1992which returned in 2013 and 2017 with metastases, making the disease go to phase IV.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumph and hope for more than 30 years by sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her inspiring healing and pioneering experiences with herbal medicine continue at the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer“, has expressed her husband since 2008.
Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England, although she spent her childhood in Melbourne, Australia. She is one of the most successful singers of all time: five of her songs have been No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she has won four Grammy Awards, and her albums have sold more than 100 million worldwide.
His career began when he was 14 years old and took off in the UK (he represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 (the year ABBA won).
Newton-John has also participated in many films as an actress, although none more famous than Grease the 1978 musical in which he plays Sandy alongside John Travolta. The film became one of the highest-grossing films in history, earning $395 million ($1.53 billion adjusted for inflation).