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John Travolta Posts Touching Tribute to Olivia Newton-John

Published on August 9th, 2022 | Updated on August 9th, 2022 | By FanFest

John Travolta is honoring Olivia Newton-John. More than four decades after the two Hollywood A-listers worked together in 1978’s Grease, John Travolta wrote an emotional tribute to his co-star and friend following news that Newton-John passed away earlier that morning following a decades-long battle with breast cancer.

Travolta shared a photo of the actress on Instagram on Monday afternoon. The photo was a throwback, writing, “my dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better.” The actor reflected on how Newton-John had impacted him and the world. He called her “impeccable.” Travolta added, “I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever!” He signed off on the post, “Your Danny, your John,” a reference to his onscreen counterpart in Grease.


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Travolta’s emotional and public tribute came just minutes after Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, confirmed the beloved actress’ passing in a message shared on the singer’s verified Instagram account, reading, “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. Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”

At this time, Newton-John’s official cause of death has not been confirmed, though a source told TMZ, “after a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer.” The 73-year-old had numerous public battles with cancer, including in in the early ’90s and in 2017. In 2018, she shared that she was treating cancer at the base of her spine.

Olivia Newton-John, Singer and Actress, Dead at 73
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Newton-John was a very famous actress in Hollywood. She was very well-known and popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of her most famous roles were in the movie Grease, where she played Sandy opposite John Travolta’s character Danny. This movie was released in 1978 and is still popular today. It includes three very famous songs: “You’re The One That I Want,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights.”

The two friends, Travolta and Newton-John, were close for many years. In January, Travolta shared a photo of himself and his family spending time with Newton-John. Newton-John is survived by her husband, daughter Chloe Lattanzi, sister Sarah Newton-John, brother Toby Newton-John, and several nieces and nephews.

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