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John Travolta, Grease Stars pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John performs during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

Olivia Newton-John performs during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
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singer-actor Olivia Newton-John died Monday at the age of 73. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. He reappeared in 2013 and then Newton-John in 2017 announced She had been rediagnosed and the cancer had metastasized.

Newton-John was known for her hits – she amassed five No. 1 hits on the billboard Hot 100, including “Physical,” whose 10 weeks at the top made it the longest-running #1 single of the ’80s. Of course, she was also known for the blockbuster film adaptation of the Broadway musical Fatin which she played the lead role of Sandy. John Travoltawho starred alongside Newton-John as her love interest Danny, posted a heartfelt tribute to Newton-John on Instagram after news of her death broke.

The caption reads: “My dearest Olivia, you have made all of our lives so much better. Her impact was incredible. I love you so much. See you on the street and we’ll all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever!

Your Danny, your John!”

Nice!

Stockard Channingwho played Rizzo, Sandy’s angular counterpart Fat, said E! news in a statement: “I don’t know if I’ve known a more beautiful person. Olivia was the essence of summer – her sun, warmth and grace always come to mind when I think of her. I will miss her very much.”

They are just some of the many who have interfered on the loss. Newton-John was an attorney with a cancer research foundation and wellness center on her behalf, and she spoke frequently about cancer. With Sarah Grynberg A life of greatness Podcast in 2021, Newton-John discussed Death: “We all know we’re going to die, but I think we spend our lives in denial. It’s very personal so it’s hard to put into words… I hope the energies of the people you love will be there… I think all the love will be there. I look forward to it, not now but when it happens.” In response to reports of her imminent death in 2019, she released a Video on Twitter announcing that “rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated”.

For a time she was one of the biggest pop stars in the world, and she gay icon hood went well past its commercial peak, as is often the case. She will be missed. Obviously she already is.

Flowers are placed on Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on August 08, 2022 in Hollywood, California

Flowers are placed on Olivia Newton-John’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on August 08, 2022 in Hollywood, California
photo: Rodin Eckerroth (Getty Images)


Before we get to the bullet points, here’s a quick notable/quotable, about peopleout Never Campbell when turning down scream 6:

I did not feel that what I was offered matched the value I bring to this franchise and have brought to this franchise for 25 years. And as a woman in this business, I think it’s really important to be appreciated and to fight for it. I honestly don’t think that if I were a man and had done five installments of a massive blockbuster franchise over 25 years, the number I would be offered would be the number offered to a man. And in my soul I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t go on set feeling like that – feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness or lack of fairness in that context.

Hopefully they pull themselves together next time.


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Andrew Schnitker

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