Olivia Newton-John, one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s and star in the blockbuster movie “Grease,” passed away this morning, according to a statement from her husband.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” her husband, John Easterling, wrote in a statement on Olivia’s Instagram account. “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”
The singer revealed in September 2018 that she was treating cancer at the base of her spine. It was her third cancer diagnosis, following her breast cancer diagnosis in the early ’90s and in 2017.
Olivia was 73.