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Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73 Following Battle with Breast Cancer

Grammy-winning pop singer and ‘Grease’ actress Olivia Newton-John has died following a battle with breast cancer.

In a statement posted to Instagram, the actress’ husband, John Easterling, broke the news Monday.

“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) 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,” the statement read.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.”

The post went on the say that she is “survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.”

Newton-John is most well known for her portrayal of Sandy Olsson in the movie-musical “Grease.” She’s also won four Grammys and had five No .1 hits.

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