Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John ("Grease") passed away at the age of 73
The Australian singer and actress, best known as Sandy from the movie "Grease" and many successful hits, passed away after a long battle with cancer
Monday, August 8, 2022, 10:29 p.m. Updated: 11:00 p.m.
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British-Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73, her widower, John Easterling, announced on the Facebook page dedicated to her.
Newton-John was best known for her role in the film musical Grease and her thriving singing career.
"Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully this morning at her farm in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family's privacy during this difficult time," Facebook said.
"Olivia has been a symbol of victory and hope for over 30 years, while sharing her journey with breast cancer."
Newton-John won the Grammy award four times and topped the Billboard charts five times, and besides that her albums and hits have been included in the Billboard charts over the years.
With global sales of more than 100 million records, Newton-John is one of the best-selling music artists from the second half of the 20th century to the present day.
In 1978, she played in the musical "Grease", whose soundtrack remains one of the best-selling albums in the world.
It includes two big hit duets with star John Travolta: "You're the One That I Want" - which ranks as one of the best-selling singles of all time - and "Summer Nights".
Apart from that, she recorded for the film and the soundtrack the giant ballad "Hopelessly Devoted to You".
Some of her notable solo recordings include the song "I Honestly Love You" (1974), which won the Grammy for Record of the Year, and "Physical" from 1981, which won her the Grammy for Video of the Year.
Besides "Grease", Newton-John also appeared in films such as the musical "Xanadu" and "Two of a Kind", in which she reunited with Travolta.
Newton-John was active in environmental and animal rights issues.
In 1992 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and became an activist for awareness of the disease.
In 2018, the disease attacked her again,
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