Another Legend LOST – Gone Forever
(WatchDogReport.org) – Hollywood has made many people rich and famous, but when one who has reached legendary status passes away, the entire world takes notice. Dame Olivia Newton-John was born September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and died August 8, 2022, in Santa Ynez, California, at the age of 73.
In loving memory of our Sandy, Olivia Newton-John.❤️ pic.twitter.com/QGOiCrQSM3
— Grease (@GoGrease) August 8, 2022
Newton-John had first been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and has been battling it for the past three decades until it finally took her life. In 2017, she was told it had reached stage IV and had metastasized to the base of her spine. She established the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund as “an independent charity sponsoring global research into plant medicine for cancer.”
The iconic actress and singer may have been best known for her 1978 portrayal of Sandy in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Grease” opposite John Travolta. According to her IMDb page, she has won three Grammys, a daytime Emmy, and an Academy of Country Music (ACM) award; she was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981.
Newton-John’s 1983 Grammy award came for one of the most iconic music videos from the early days of the MTV era for her song “Physical.” That song was one among five that hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and she racked up seven top tens on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Our sincerest condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace — free from cancer at last.
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