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Monday, November 28, 2022

“Grease” icon actress and singer Olivia Newton-John dies

"Grease" icon actress and singer Olivia Newton-John dies

Los Angeles, California – Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John, who starred alongside John Travolta in the musical “Grease,” died Monday at the age of 73, her husband reported on social media.

Her husband, John Easterling, wrote on the artist’s Instagram account, “Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning at her home in Southern California surrounded by her family and friends.”

“Olivia has been a symbol of victory and hope for more than 30 years, sharing her battle against breast cancer,” Easterling said in her statement.

Newton-John’s artistic career exploded in 1978 following the success of the film “Grease”, also known in Latin America as “Veselina” and “Brillentina”. Set in the 1950s, Grease tells the love story of Sandy Olsen, played by Newton-John, and young rebel Danny Zuko, played by Travolta.

Born in the UK on September 26, 1948, the artist grew up in Australia.

In addition to cinema, Newton-John had an extensive musical career that earned her four Grammy Awards, her first success in Europe, where in 1974 she came fourth in the popular Eurovision Song Contest – the winner that year was Swedish ABBA – And then moved to the United States, where he topped the charts five times.

Perhaps his biggest hit as a solo singer is “Physical” which was released in 1981 and spent 10 weeks at the top of the charts.

She is survived by her daughter Chloe Latanzi, her sister Sarah Newton-John, and her brother Toby Newton-John, in addition to her husband.

Actor Paul Sorvino has died at the age of 83, according to his publicist.

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