Olivia Newton-John handed away on the age of 73 this morning. In accordance with a put up from her official Instagram account, she was surrounded by family and friends at her Southern California ranch. A reason for dying was not talked about, however the put up mentions her decades-long battle towards breast most cancers.
Born the granddaughter of a a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the daughter of an precise MI5 agent, Newton-John’s household moved from England to Australia when she was simply six. She started persuing a music profession as a teen and frequently appeared on native tv. She finally moved again to the UK for her profession and ended up representing the nation one yr within the Eurovision tune contest. However she didn’t hit it massive till she carved out a distinct segment in nation music. Her 1975 album, Have You By no means Been Mellow, was a number-one hit in America, nevertheless it wasn’t till 1978 that she actually grew to become a family identify due to her function as Sandy in Grease, reverse John Travolta.
Three years later, she redefined her picture as soon as once more with the suggestive pop hit “Bodily.” The tune spent extra time atop the Billboard Sizzling 100 than another single within the ‘80s, and each its sound and its aerobics-themed video helped outline the aesthetic of the last decade. She’d finally flip the Bodily album into one of many earliest “visible albums” by recording movies for every tune that aired as a part of a primetime particular on ABC.
Hollywood and the recording business paid tribute to Newton-John on Monday—together with Travolta, who remained shut with Newton-John years after their Grease days. “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so significantly better,” Travolta wrote on Instagram. “Your affect was unbelievable. I really like you a lot. We are going to see you down the highway and we are going to all be collectively once more. Yours from the primary second I noticed you and ceaselessly! Your Danny, your John!”