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The 73-Year-Old Musical Icon Olivia Newton-john Has Passed Away

The death of Olivia Newton-John, who was one of the most famous pop performers of the 1970s and early 1980s, has taken place at the age of 73.

According to a message that was made on her official Facebook page by her husband, John Easterling, she passed away on Monday at the ranch that she owned in southern California.

Part of what is written there is along the lines of “Olivia has been a symbol of successes and hope for over 30 years sharing her struggle with breast cancer.”

Newton-John played the character of Sandy Olson, a decent girl who develops feelings for a bad boy, played by John Travolta in the 1978 film adaptation of the musical Grease.

Travolta had previously performed the role on Broadway. He exerted a lot of effort to persuade Newton-John to make her acting debut alongside him in a film.

In 1981, Travolta spoke with Merv Griffin on television, “I wanted this girl badly.” Olivia Newton-John would play the role of Sandy to perfection, making her the best possible choice.

However, the Australian singer, who was 28 at the time, had some reservations about taking on the role of a teenager.

She stated in 2019 on the Today show that she was unable to imitate an American accent and that she was too elderly to try.

“And there were a lot of reasons why I couldn’t carry out the plan. We did a screen test. There was chemistry between them.

It was successful, and when John came to visit me at my place, there was no way I could refuse him. John Travolta is a legend.”

It looked as though nobody could refuse to watch Grease. The soundtrack was an enormous commercial success. A collaboration with John Travolta resulted in a single that became a commercial success.


1948 marks the year that Newton-John was born in England. She had a childhood in Australia and began her career as an actress there when she was a teenager.

She was a frequent performer on local radio and television shows before she won a talent competition, which led to her recording country-pop songs in the United States.

In 1973, she was honoured with her first Grammy Award for her song “Let me Be There.” The year after that, she was awarded two Grammys for her performance of “I Honesty Love You.”

Newton-John became known for her soothing pop melodies, but the song “Let’s Get Physical” earned her the award for best female pop vocal performance at the 4th Annual Grammy Awards in 1982.

Newton-John expressed to NPR in 2012 that she found the song to be unsettling. “I thought it was a great song, but then had a panic attack and called my manager and said, ‘You can’t put this out, it’s too over the top and it’s too risque,’ ” she said, only to learn that it had already been broadcast on the radio. “You can’t put this out, it’s too over the top and it’s too risque,” she added.

She stated that Newton-John came up with the concept of making the music video for the song about working out, in which she can be seen wearing a sweatband, leotards, and legwarmers.

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Newton-John withdrew from the public eye following her other hits, such as “Magic,” and other movies, such as Xanadu, to focus on raising her daughter and promoting issues such as ecology and breast cancer awareness after she was diagnosed with the disease.

She added that she addressed it with alternative remedies, medical marijuana, humour, and an optimistic outlook on life.

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