Actress-singer Olivia Newton-John, well known for her star role as Sandy in the hit movie musical Grease; has died at age 73 due to breast cancer.
Olivia Newton-John, who soared to
international stardom as both a singer and
movie star has died. Olivia’s husband, John Easterling, says she died peacefully at her ranch in Southern California Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends. Olivia has battled breast cancer for more than 30 years, a specific cause of death was not given, although a source close to Olivia told TMZ, “After a 30-year cancer journey, she lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer.”
Olivia hit it big in 1971 with songs like “If Not
for You,” and in 1973 “Let Me Be There.” She
followed that up with a monster hit, “Have You
Never Been Mellow.
Her huge break came in 1978, when she starred
opposite John Travolta in
“Grease. ” Her role as Sandy was iconic, as were several songs from the movie, “You’re the One that I Want,’ “Summer Nights,” and “Hopelessly Devoted toYou.”