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Actors and musicians paid tribute to the "Grease" star, who died after a long battle with cancer. Barbra Streisand: "She's too young to leave the world." Kylie Minogue: "I loved her since childhood"



"Another angelic voice has joined the great choir in heaven": Hollywood says goodbye to Olivia Newton-John

Actors and musicians paid tribute to the "Grease" star, who died after a long battle with cancer.

Barbra Streisand: "She's too young to leave the world."

Kylie Minogue: "I loved her since childhood, she will always be an inspiration to me."

Hugh Jackman: "She was my first crush. I used to kiss her poster before bed"

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:50 a.m. Updated: 11:01 a.m.

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Hollywood stars said goodbye today (Tuesday) to singer, actress and icon Olivia Newton-John, star of "Grease", who passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.



"She is too young to leave the world," Barbra Streisand paid tribute to her, "may she rest in peace."



Singer Frank Vallee, who sang the "Grease" theme song, told PEOPLE that Newton-John was "a great talent, and absolutely one of my favorites."



"She will be missed," Vali added.

"She loved 'Grease', and you can see it in the performance she gave there. She never changed, she didn't act like she was a star, he was better than anyone else, and those are the things I loved about her."



The great singer Dionne Warwick, who also performed and even recorded together with Newton-John, also paid tribute to the "Grease" star who passed away.

"Another angelic voice joined the choir in heaven.

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Many wrote how much they admired Newton-John and how much she influenced them from childhood.

"Since I was ten years old, I have loved and looked up to Olivia Newton-John, and will forever be," wrote Kylie Minogue on Twitter, "she has been, and always will be, an inspiration to me in so many ways."



Singer and actor Hugh Jackman, himself a star of musicals, wrote on Instagram that "one of the greatest privileges of my life was knowing" Olivia Newton-John, adding that she was the "first crush" of his life and that he kissed her poster every night Before going to bed as a child.

"She was a one-of-a-kind soul."



Actress Gabrielle Union also wrote on Twitter that she admired Newton-John.

"Grease is my favorite movie of all time and it made me an Olivia Newton-John fan for life. My sister and I have watched 'Xandow' more times than I can count."



Actress Viola Davis also wrote how much she loved Newton-John as a child.

"You were my childhood! The talent, the elegance, the beauty," she wrote.



"It was one of the voices of my childhood," Lea Salonga also wrote on Twitter, who herself became the voice of many people's childhoods when she dubbed Mulan and Jasmine in Disney films.

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"Very sad that the beloved, talented and brave Olivia Newton-John passed away," Mia Farrow also paid tribute, "I never got to meet her, but everyone said how great she was and always nice."



Yesterday, her "Grease" colleague, John Travolta, also paid tribute to Newton-John in a post on Instagram: "My dear Olivia, you made our lives so much better. Your influence was amazing. I love you so much. We'll see you down the road and we all We will be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!".

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The British-Australian singer and actress, who was best known for her role in the movie musical "Grease" and her thriving singing career, passed away at the age of 73 - her widower, John Easterling, announced on the Facebook page dedicated to her.



"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 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 1974's "I Honestly Love You," which won a Grammy for Record of the Year, and 1981's "Physical," which won her a Grammy for Video of the Year.

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Besides "Grease", Newton-John also played 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 also became active for awareness of the disease.

In 2018, the disease attacked her again, this time in stage 4 and with metastases.

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