“Grease” Star Olivia Newton-John Passes Away at 73

Grease star and singer of “Physical,” Olivia Newton-John has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with breast cancer.

  • According to a post on the actor and singer’s Facebook page, she passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.
  • Her fight against cancer will continue through the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.
  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).
  • In addition to Newton-John’s iconic role in Grease, she starred in Disney’s A Mom for Christmas.
  • Her hit song “Physical” also made its way to ABC’s Glee.

  • She also covered Disney’s “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

  • Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.