Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

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My heart feels broken, I absolutely adored her and this is such sad sad news.

She fought cancer with such positivity over so many years and her foundation has helped millions worldwide.

I watched Grease when I was 10 and was transfixed by her and have followed her career ever since.

My thoughts are with her family, especially Chloe....it's just heartbreaking.
 

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Indeed, this is very sad news. I imagine most of the tributes will reference her role in Grease and few will mention her starring role in the film Xanadu (1980) which is a bit of a guilty pleasure. It's not a great film but it's a lot of fun and the soundtrack is excellent. ONJ also had a dance number with Gene Kelly and became his last dance partner in a film.

 

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This is such a sad news for all the fans, I am still shocked when i read the news. I don't know how I feel exactly right now, it seems as if the ground has been sawn away from under my feet. This is another great loss in the music industry and an end of an era, but her music will live on forever, she was a beautiful person who will alway stay in my heart.

You will be missed, your music has brought me a lot of joy in my life, and that will never change.

R.I.P
Olivia Newton-John
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"I will always love you, I Honestly Love You"


"The only woman who touched my heart"
 
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Indeed, this is very sad news. I imagine most of the tributes will reference her role in Grease and few will mention her starring role in the film Xanadu (1980) which is a bit of a guilty pleasure. It's not a great film but it's a lot of fun and the soundtrack is excellent. ONJ also had a dance number with Gene Kelly and became his last dance partner in a film.

I adore Xanadu and the soundtrack is one of the best to just put on and relish when doing the housework or cooking. She was absolutely adorable in it too and her partnership with Gene Kelly always has me grinning from ear to ear.

Suspended in time is one of the most under rated movie songs of all time
 

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i saw this while i was in Target buying a Series X and it popped up on my celly. damn it's a shame but i am simply amazed she even lived as long as she did granted 73 is still to young to die but with Cancer since she's had that off and on since her what 40's? it's amazing we had her as long as we did. that's what 30 years or so she must have been a fighter to outlive Cancer as long as she did. granted they haven't announced it was Cancer but to take a guess i'd say it was.
 

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i saw this while i was in Target buying a Series X and it popped up on my celly. damn it's a shame but i am simply amazed she even lived as long as she did granted 73 is still to young to die but with Cancer since she's had that off and on since her what 40's? it's amazing we had her as long as we did. that's what 30 years or so she must have been a fighter to outlive Cancer as long as she did. granted they haven't announced it was Cancer but to take a guess i'd say it was.
She did a TV interview a year ago and said that the cancer had spread to her bones and it was heartbreaking to watch. Her long survival over this terrible illness was through positivity and natural medicine, her Guia clinic in Australia was set up, as was her foundation which spent millions on research, help and therapy.

She was an incredible human being but the damn thing got her in the end.
 

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yep and it's also a damn miracle she lived as long as she did as long cause she had it for so long. yes she had the money and so on but you have to have the fight in your not everyone does sadly. the last i had heard of her was 2 things 1. around Lockdown she said she had been doing some cleaning and she found her old grease outfit and she tried it on and it still fit her! last thing i heard was her health was declining and they had given her months to live i don't recall when that was but apparently they were right sadly. at least she had family around her ya know?
 

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Well this one hit hard as I was driving to work early this morning. I've grown up with our ONJ. Here in Newcastle, New South Wales we feel a close connection to her as her father was a professor at the University. From her enormous movie Grease which I introduced to my niece to her range of songs from country to pop I've followed her career. I will never forget attending The Main Event in 1998 featuring Olivia, John Farnham and Anthony Warlow. Sitting there, completely immersed in those three stunning voices. Australia and the world is a sadder place with Olivia not in it.

Rest In Peace

Olivia Newton-John

1948-2022

 

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honestly i don't know her music that well but Soul Kiss (1983) album is the only one i've ever heard and the reason is i'm a huge Beach Boys fan and Carl Wilson does a duet on her on i know one song but it could have been 2 i forget. great song too
 

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Such sad news but not unexpected considering how sick she was. :(
My condolances goes out to her family, friends and co-stars.

I love Olivia. I think she's one of those celebrities that spread a lot of positivity, love and light around her. She was an activist who cared deeply about animal rights and also helping other people who were also battling cancer. Her long fight with the disease gave hope to other people that if she could beat it so could they.

My parents went to watch Grease (1978) when it first came out in the cinema together with my cousins. I don't remember how old I was the first time I saw the movie, but it's been one that my whole family have always enjoyed watching and we've seen it countless times and also heard the soundtrack a lot. I have it both on DVD and blu Ray and I have a 20th anniversary movie poster framed.

I have also enjoyed Olivia's other work. I have seen her in Xanadu, Two of a Kind (where she co-starred with John Travolta again) Human Nature (tv-series) and my sister and I have several of her albums. My favorite being her "Gaia" album.

This song was about how she was not going to give into her cancer:


Her brave battle is over now. But at least she is in a better place now. Rest in Peace Olivia and thank you for all you gave to the world.

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This is especially sad coming so soon after the loss of Judith Durham.
Recently I referred jokingly to a Holy Trinity of Divas. The names I mentioned were all American but if there was a Trinity of Australian Divas it was Judith Durham, Helen Reddy and Olivia Newton-John - and now they're all gone.
 

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"Goodbye to Sandra Dee."

I was saddened when I heard this news. I've always liked GREASE and Olivia Newton-John.

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I am very sorry for her and her family, but living through 30 years with cancer and helping others with the illness is a big achievement, a lesson for everyone. I didn´t especially like "Grease" or her first records, but I think that she flourished through the 80s and 90s, and became quite incomparable. I loved some of her later works like "Gaia", "Indigo" or "Grace and Gratitude". I also loved the fact that she encouraged poor Karen Carpenter to face her leech of a brother and sing what she wanted to in her only solo album.

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Heaven will see these two singing the duets they couldn´t do...​
 
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