Olivia Newton-John sadly passed away at the age of 73. Still no word on what the cause of death is.
Newton-John’s rep confirmed to TMZ on Monday (August 8) that the legendary actress and singer died peacefully at her Southern California ranch, surrounded by her family and friends. Though Newton-John battled breast cancer for more than three decades, her cause of death was not confirmed as of publication time.
In August 2019, Newton-John took to 60 Minutes Australia to reveal that her cancer returned for a third time and the Stage 4 condition appeared more aggressive than ever. "I'm so lucky that I've been through this three times and I'm still here. I’m living with it," the 70-year-old admitted. "We know we're gonna die at some point, and we don't know when it is, when you're given a cancer diagnosis or a scary honest diagnosis, you're suddenly given a possibility of a time limit. So every day is a gift." She was first diagnosed in 1992, and had been in remission, before it returned in 2013. Fast forward to 2017, and it reappeared and spread to her bones and spine.
Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England on September 26, 1948. In her teenage years, she focused on music and performed in a number of musical groups, before releasing her first solo album, If Not for You, in 1971. After some international success on the music front, her career soared after landing the lead female role of Sandy in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Grease, in 1978. Just years down the line, she released her most successful studio LP, Physical, which included the hit title track. She is survived by daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, with her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi.